Psalm 141—Set a Guard Over my Mouth

Psalm 141—Set a Guard Over my Mouth

Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord, keep watch over the door of my lips! Psalm 141:3 Moments of levity are sometimes few and far between in this time of pandemic. People are annoyed that we are taking this too seriously, or not seriously enough and some don’t know...

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Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee, since Thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom Thou hast given Him. And...

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Protecting the Church from Harm

Protecting the Church from Harm

For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church....

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Psalm 29—The Lord is the Calm in the Storm

Psalm 29—The Lord is the Calm in the Storm

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, upon many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the Lord is full of majesty…The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the...

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Feast of the Ascension

Feast of the Ascension

As they were saying this, Jesus Himself stood among them. But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I...

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Don’t Be Sad

Don’t Be Sad

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up, after He had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen. To them He presented Himself alive after His...

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Psalm 27—Confidence in the Lord

Psalm 27—Confidence in the Lord

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 During this pandemic, there are many ways in which each of us has grown. When this is over, we will be able...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as an ordinance forever.  Exodus 12:14 Today’s verse from Exodus was told to Moses by God at the time of the Passover and...

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Equal Sharers of an Imperfect Nature

Equal Sharers of an Imperfect Nature

As he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be...

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Being an Authentic Christian Will Bring Both Conflict and Peace

Being an Authentic Christian Will Bring Both Conflict and Peace

In those days, as we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by soothsaying. She followed Paul and us, crying, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim...

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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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