Christmas Eve

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Christmas: The day your heart became Bethlehem

Sermon for Christmas Eve 2016 — St. Bartholomew’s, Nashville. The audio is available here. Nativity of the Lord – Proper I (December 24, 2016) First reading Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm Psalm 96 Second reading Titus 2:11-14 Gospel Luke 2:1-14, (15-20) Isa. 9:6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. This night, December […]

Christmas Traditions

We all have them, even my Jewish friends (and yes, they all tell me it involves Chinese food and a movie, it is their stereotype, not mine). Before we had children we would attend the midnight service, come home, fill my Churchwarden with tobacco, and have a small glass of champagne in front of the fire. Now we have an early dinner, my current dish is Cornish game hens with cranberry relish, then attend the […]

Happy Christmas Everyone!

It is Christmas Eve and we have an ice storm, I have a fractured thumb and a sermon to write for the 11 pm service. So of course I went out to take pictures. Have a blessed Christmas everyone! O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in […]