Psalm 26—The Importance of Clean Hands

Psalm 26—The Importance of Clean Hands

I wash my hands in innocence, and go about Thy altar, O Lord, singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all Thy wondrous deeds. O Lord, I love the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwells. Sweep me not away with sinners, nor my life...

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Sts. Constantine and Helen

Sts. Constantine and Helen

Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: “Thus I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than...

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Psalm 25—Guide Me to the Good, Don’t Remember My Bad

Psalm 25—Guide Me to the Good, Don’t Remember My Bad

Make me to know Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me, for Thou art the God of my salvation; for Thee I wait all the day long. Be mindful of Thy mercy, O Lord, and of Thy steadfast love, for they...

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Psalm 24—Open the Gates and Let the King of Glory Enter

Psalm 24—Open the Gates and Let the King of Glory Enter

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein; for He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in His holy place? He who hands and...

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Psalm 23—Part Six-The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23—Part Six-The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still water; He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of...

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If We Only Knew

If We Only Knew

So He came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as He was with His journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of...

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Acts—The First Chapter of Church History

Acts—The First Chapter of Church History

Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none except Jews. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Greeks also,...

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I’m Halfway There According to. . . . .No One but Me

I’m Halfway There According to. . . . .No One but Me

For my thought are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 I’m taking a one-day break from the Psalms to write on something personal. Today, May 15, marks 22 years since I was ordained to the priesthood. In 1998, May 15 actually was...

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Psalm 23 – Part Five – The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 – Part Five – The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still water; He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of...

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Psalm 23—Part Four-The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23—Part Four-The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still water; He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of...

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Psalm 23—Part Three-The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23—Part Three-The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still water; He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of...

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The Bloodless Sacrifice and a Little Pentecost

The Bloodless Sacrifice and a Little Pentecost

Indeed, under the Law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.  Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.  For...

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