Life or Death; Lawfulness or Sinfulness: Sermon for 6 Epiphany, 12 February 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the 6th Sunday after the Epiphany, February 12, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the …

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Thank God, I’m Not Like Him: Sermon for Pentecost 23, Proper 25C, Track 2 (23 October 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, October 23, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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Banquet Seating: Sermon for Pentecost 15, RCL Proper 17C (28 August 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 28, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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Anticipating an Ordination – From the Daily Office – November 7, 2014

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From the Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach: The leader of his brothers and the pride of his people was the high priest, Simon son of Onias, who in his life repaired the house, and in his time fortified the …

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Singing of the Senate – From the Daily Office – November 6, 2014

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From the Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach: Let us now sing the praises of famous men, our ancestors in their generations. The Lord apportioned to them great glory, his majesty from the beginning. There were those who ruled in …

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Political Rainbow – From the Daily Office – November 4, 2014

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From Ecclesiasticus: Look at the rainbow, and praise him who made it; it is exceedingly beautiful in its brightness. It encircles the sky with its glorious arc; the hands of the Most High have stretched it out. (From the Daily …

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Stewardship Smiles – From the Daily Office – November 1, 2014

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From Ecclesiasticus: Be generous when you worship the Lord, and do not stint the first fruits of your hands. With every gift show a cheerful face, and dedicate your tithe with gladness. Give to the Most High as he has …

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Dreams of Samhain – From the Daily Office – October 31, 2014

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From Ecclesiasticus: The senseless have vain and false hopes, and dreams give wings to fools. As one who catches at a shadow and pursues the wind, so is anyone who believes in dreams. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Sirach …

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Metaphors – From the Daily Office – October 30, 2014

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From Luke’s Gospel: Jesus said, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy.” (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Luke 12:1 (NRSV) – October 30, 2014) I often wonder what (if any) thought went into the construction …

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A Third Tongue – From the Daily Office – October 29, 2014

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From Ecclesiasticus: Slander has shaken many, and scattered them from nation to nation; it has destroyed strong cities, and overturned the houses of the great. Slander has driven virtuous women from their homes, and deprived them of the fruit of …

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