Archive for January 2009

John Updike 1932-2009

Seven Stanzas at Easter Make no mistake: if He rose at allit was as His body;if the cells’ dissolution did not reverse, the moleculesreknit, the amino acids rekindle,the Church will fall. It was not as the flowers,each soft Spring recurrent;it was not as His Spirit in the mouths and fuddledeyes of the eleven apostles;it was…

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3 Epiphany

Readings are here. Thoughts toward a sermon: The story of Jonah is about someone who is so sure he knows what is right he even disobeys God. Sort of an odd story to have in the Bible. Jonah is supposed to go tell the Nineveh-ites that they are going to be destroyed because they have…

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Oh what a day…

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Congressional Quarterly has a transcript of the inaugural poem written and read by Elizabeth Alexander. Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each others’ eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All…

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Kaddish in time of war and violence

From The Shalom Center, A prophetic voice in Jewish, multireligious, and American life. Yitgadal V’yit’kadash Shmei Rabah May Your Great Name, through our expanding awareness and our fuller action, lift You to become still higher and more holy. For Your Great Name weaves together all the names of all the beings in the universe, among…

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2 Christmas

Readings are here This week marks the 13th anniversary of my ordination to the Priesthood. I was ordained on January 6, 1996. It is hard for me to focus on anything but the terrible war ongoing near the very place where the readings for the visitation of the wise ones take place. All those inflicting…

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