We Remember St. Thomas, Apostle

Feast Day of St. Thomas, Apostle December 21 The Lord be with you Today is set aside on liturgical calendars for the recognition of St. Thomas. All four Gospels mention him as one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. John’s Gospel, which names him “the Twin,” uses Thomas’s questions to

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Noble Humility – a homily

The Lord be with you The homily “Noble Humility” wraps-up our Advent services that asked how the particular saints who were commemorated this year on each of our Wednesdays remind us of Jesus, specifically about Christmas. This week’s message considered Katharina von Bora Luther, Martin’s wife. Blessings in Christ

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We Remember Katharina von Bora Luther

Commemoration of Katharina von Bora Luther December 20 Today, we remember and give thanks to God for the beloved wife of Martin Luther, Katharina von Bora Luther. Katharina von Bora (born in 1499) was placed as a five-year-old child into the keeping of the Benedictines for education. When she was

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Commemoration of Adam and Eve

Commemoration of Adam and Eve December 19 Today, we remember and give thanks to God for the parents of the human race, Adam and Eve. The Lord God created humanity as the crown of His creation, His final work on the sixth day. He made us male and female, and

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Older Christians

Older Christians Gregory of Nyssa The hoary bead is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31 God has placed older believers as a lighthouse for those of us who live around them. Many of them were youths in their prime, but have

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Lasting Riches – Athanasius quote

Temporal Riches Athanasius For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation: –Proverbs 27:24 We must not faint, thinking that this period of time is long, or that we are doing something great. “For the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be

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We Remember Lucia of Syracuse, Martyr

Commemoration of Lucia, Martyr December 13 Today, we give thanks to God for St. Lucia, Martyr. The young virgin commemorated this day was one of many martyred under Emperor Diocletian, the last great widespread persecution of Christians under roman authority. Her martyrdom took place in her native Sicily in AD

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