Author Archives: Christopher

Hosanna! Advent, He comes!

Happy new year! With the preparations for the birth of Christ, this season of Advent, the new year begins. The King is coming! Are you prepared? While this season of Advent involves preparation for family and friends, it also involves the preparations … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving That The Lord Gives

Audio Play/Download (from StPetersArlington.org) Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Psa. 118:29 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psa. … Continue reading

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All Saints

When we are bereft of dear ones, it is a tremendous shock. For a time we are stunned. Not everyone, can feel at once their continuing companionship. We should not for that reason despair. An adjustment must take place in … Continue reading

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Reformation 500

Five hundred years ago, on October 31—the “Eve of all Hallows” or “Halloween,” the eve of All Saints’ Day—Martin Luther, a thirty-four-year-old Augustinian friar, preacher, university lecturer, and professor of Old Testament, took an eight-minute walk from his monastery home … Continue reading

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Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice…

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Lord, how often will my brother sin against me and I forgive him? … Continue reading

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Easter 3 and Confirmation: Acts 9, Blinded By Light

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! We live in a time when glowing personal testimonies are often regarded as God’s sure action.People may yawn at Scripture texts but get goose bumps over something that has no sure … Continue reading

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Easter 2: Where to Go

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever have your doubts? Of course you do. You’ve waited for personal revelation. You’ve hoped to have an experience, perhaps without the tragedy and hardship that comes in life. We’d like … Continue reading

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Easter Festival: 8th Day

Alleluia! Christ is risen!  His is risen indeed!  Alleluia!  The suffering and death of one man on a Friday afternoon was the greatest moment in the history of this fallen world!  As His death struggle drew to a close Jesus … Continue reading

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Easter Vigil: What is it We Receive and Celebrate

It’s not just empty ceremony, the creation. Because behind it stands the Creators full love for you. It’s not just empty ceremony, the flood. Behind those waters, stands the full washing away of sin for you, so that you can … Continue reading

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The Word Made Flesh, Suffers For You

Joseph bought a linen shroud, and with the help of Nicodemus prepared the body of our Lord. They were powerful, wealthy, and well educated men, they were members of the Sanheidrin, the very group that condemned Christ to death. They … Continue reading

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