Category Archives: Christmas
With apologies, the COVID-19 restrictions caught us all by storm. The Lenten service and homily is available online here. As we continue through our beautiful windows.
Audio here Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. We’ve mentioned before that stained glass has one purpose of teaching, of useful telling of a story, use of symbols in pictures, especially … Continue reading
Merry Christmas! On the eighth day of Christmas, we are given some cutting-edge theology: Baby Jesus was circumcised! Blood shed. Baby blood. The covenant was kept–just like it was with every male, Jewish child. When the eighth day rolls around, … Continue reading
Christmas Eve Candlelight Homily: On Christmas night, 1818, mice were stirring and chewing through the organ bellows at St. Nicholas in Oberdorf, Austria. For two years parish priest Joseph Mohr had been working on the lyrics to the now famous … Continue reading
Homily for Christmas Eve, 3rd-8th grade program, A Night In Bethlehem: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Bethlehem Every creature was stirring, for what the angels said to them; The promised Messiah was certainly near, As prophets foretold, … Continue reading
Listen here: http://stpetersarlington.org/depart-in-peace-christmas-1-december-31-2017/ Today is the seventh day of Christmas, and I hope you’re still going strong with the holy days now that the holidays are behind us. It makes me sad to see the Christmas trees already curbed for … Continue reading
Linked are the three sermons for Christmas Eve and Day at St. Peter’s. Christmas Eve 6:30pm, Children’s Christmas Program, with the theme of Light a Candle. Light of the World: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love Christmas Eve Candlelight Christmas Day Merry Christmas!
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
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. There has been all kinds of attempts to explain and tell about the Wise Men. Part of it is because it seems so unexplained. How did … Continue reading