Category Archives: Homily

Jesus is Going to Win

17th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 Processional Hymn: Collect: Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered by your Holy Spirit into one, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Are you a Modern-Day Pharisee or Once Saved Always Saved?

10th Sunday after Pentecost Processional Hymn: Are you a Modern-Day Pharisee or Once Saved Always Saved? Archbishop Edward L. Tatro, Jr. This Sunday my Brothers and Sisters I am not using the lectionary for today, instead I was given an … Continue reading

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On God’s Side

Eight Sunday after Pentecost Processional Hymn: A Reading from the Book of 1st Kings 3:5-12 5That night the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” … Continue reading

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Praying for your Spouse

We as Christians and children of Almighty God are instructed in many of the verses of Sacred Scripture to pray.  In Ephesians 6:8 “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in … Continue reading

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God is our last hope because we are God’s first love.

7th Sunday after Pentecost Year A Processional Hymn: A Reading from the Book of Genesis 28:10-19 10Meanwhile, Jacob left Beersheba and traveled toward Haran. 11At sundown he arrived at a good place to set up camp and stopped there for … Continue reading

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Stop Selling Sugar Water

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Processional Hymn: A Reading from the Book of Isaiah 55:10-13 10“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing … Continue reading

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Abba the Greatest Father

A Service for Fathers’ Day Note Bene: Today’s Readings are not based on the Lectionary for this day. Processional Hymn: Greeting: Let Us Begin all things as we should. In the Name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Grace, … Continue reading

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God Uses Flawed People

The following proper is suggested for use on the anniversary of ordination of an individual bishop, priest, or deacon. On a Sunday or major feast day, the proper of the day is used in place of the proper given here. … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday 2017

Introit: The Spirit of the Lord filleth the whole world, alleluia, and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate him … Continue reading

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They Are One Flesh

A reading from the Book of Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16 Blessed the husband of a good wife, twice-lengthened are his days; A worthy wife brings joy to her husband, peaceful and full is his life. A good wife is a generous … Continue reading

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The Tomb is Empty! Alleluia!

Easter Day Principal Celebration Introit: I have risen, and am present with thee, alleluia; thou hast laid thine hand upon me, alleluia; such knowledge is too wonderful for me, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. O Lord, thou hast searched me out and … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Good Friday The Solemn Liturgy The Church is bare of all ornaments, candles, and decorations. The Sacred Ministers are vested in black, and the Passion Deacons wear black deacons’ stoles.  This service is normally held at noon, but may be … Continue reading

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