Homilies

Community of the Holy Spirit

Ecumenical Catholic Communion

Pentecost

Pentecost

Rev. James Murphy The Reformation was a time of terrible upheaval in Europe. Christians were killing Christians, neighbor turned against neighbor. Kingdom against kingdom. The wars of religion consumed Europe for generations … nearly 100 years. It was a time of...

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Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil

In our reading from Exodus, we hear of the Israelites liberation from slavery.  Miriam and all the women dance for joy.  The psalm that follows expresses the Israelites’ gladness in being saved by God.  In the reading from Romans, Paul tells us that when Jesus was...

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April 3, 2022

April 3, 2022

April 3, 2022, 5th Sunday of Lent I love libraries. Not so much the big public libraries as the small personal libraries that many of us have in our homes. Whether the library has only a few books or hundreds of books, libraries tell us a lot about who we are, who we...

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The Temptation of Jesus

The Temptation of Jesus

March 6, 2022, First Sunday of Lent Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Romans 10:8-13         Luke 4:1-13 As I read in Luke about Jesus being tempted by the devil I had a flashback to my life as a 16 year old teenager trying to fit into my new high school environment.  Since I was...

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Luke 6:27–38C

Luke 6:27–38C

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”  We’ve all heard this before; it is the Golden Rule.  Jesus states it in the gospel reading today, but the examples Jesus provides of how to behave are not really illustrations of the Golden Rule.  They go beyond the...

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February 5, 2022

February 5, 2022

Hello Friends! Please forgive me for not being with you tonight. It’s simply not the best for me to drive after dark. Yet…thank you for inviting me to send over a copy of these reflections so that, perhaps, they will enable your own insightful dialogue and sharing. We...

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