The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Forerunner of our Lord.

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Forerunner of our Lord. Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We only celebrate the births of three people in the liturgical calendar of the Church’s year: Jesus, Mary, and John the Baptist; and tonight is the Eve of...

Rector’s Ramblings: Some Thoughts on Father’s Day (2022)

Rector’s Ramblings: Some Thoughts on Father’s Day (2022) Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   As I mentioned when I posted the Propers and Announcements for this week, Sunday, June 19th, is Father’s Day in our secular, civic calendar, here in the...

Exploring the Mystery: Sermon for Trinity Sunday, 2022

Exploring the Mystery: Sermon for Trinity Sunday, 2022 Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I do not normally post my sermon for the week here, but I was encouraged to do so on this occasion by Fr. John Sharpe, Rector Emeritus of Christ Church Anglican, Southern Pines, and...

Propers and Announcements for Trinity Sunday: June 12, 2022

Propers and Announcements for Trinity Sunday: June 12, 2022 Brothers and sisters in Christ, This Sunday, June 12th, in the Year of Our Lord 2022, is Trinity Sunday: the only commemoration in the Prayer Book devoted, not to a Biblical person or an event in the life and...

Rector’s Ramblings: First Prayer Book (1549) and St. Columba

Rector’s Ramblings: First Prayer Book (1549) and St. Columba Brothers and sisters in Christ, There are actually two interesting commemorations today, June 9th, although neither appears in The Book of Common Prayer (or, for that matter, in the Ordo Kalendar we...