Monthly Archives: July, 2012

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Today’s July 31st Reading


The Collect for the Feast Day of Ignatius of Loyola according to the BCP, amended,: Almighty God, from whom all good things come: You called Ignatius of Loyola to the service of your Divine Majesty and to find you in all things. Inspired by his example, strengthened by his companionship and prayers may we labor …

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where are the clinics


Lastly for the day. I go to a family clinic that is sponsored by the Charismatic Episcopal Church which has two small parishes locally. It is about 15 years old and has provided a much needed service of health care to people who would have little or no recourse to any other. No one is …

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Our July 30th Reading


Today’s Gospel Reading and Collect(amended) for July 30th according to the Episcopal/Anglican Lectionary: Let your continual mercy, O Lord, kindle in your Church the never-failing gift of love, that, following the example of your servant William Wilberforce with the assistance of his prayers, we may have grace to defend the poor, and maintain the cause …

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Today’s July 29th Reading for this Sunday Sabbath


Today is the 9th Sunday Sabbath, the 29th of July, after Pentecost and the Gospel Reading is taken from the Roman Lectionary: We should never worry about how “small in numbers” we are or how “little” resources we seem to have but rather bring ourselves and our hearts to God in Christ Jesus and he …

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Today’s July 28th Reading


Today’s July 28th Gospel Reading according to the OCA/Russian Kalendar: This is not I repeat not one of the “touchy feely” kind of passages from the mouth of Jesus. I am not entirely certain how some of our more “modern one way is just as good as another” scholars explains away what is clear in …

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Stupid American decision


Seems there is already a bit of tempest in a tea pot with Olympic protocol. Americans who can be so unbelievably arrogant are not going to observe the tradition of dipping the flag to the Queen, stupid stupid decision. We can wear it like a pair of knickers, make bikinis out of it but we …

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Today’s July the 27th Reading


Today’s July the 27th, Gospel Reading according to the Roman Lectionary: Gospel Mt 13:18-23 Jesus said to his disciples: “Hear the parable of the sower. The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the Kingdom without understanding it, and the Evil One comes and steals away what was sown …

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Inspiration from the “Accidental Talmudist”


After reading the “Accidental Talmudist” latest blog I was inspired to write this: Wisdom is like leaven it helps the soul to rise and go beyond its forgetfulness, memory is like humming that helps the soul to remember the Melody of the Divine Singer, rest is like the Embrace that restores both the memory and …

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Today July 27th Reading


The Gospel Reading for today, July 27, for the Feast of St Joachim and St Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Luke 1:26-33 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the …

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