Christmastide Devotionals

WEDDINGS

BAPTISMS

MEMORIALS

PRAYER REQUEST

PASTORAL CARE

WEDDINGS

BAPTISMS

MEMORIALS

PRAYER REQUEST

PASTORAL CARE

MISSIONARY WORK

To Know Jesus Christ, The Son of God, and to Make Him Known

Retrospective

Retrospective

Whew!  That’s a big push since Halloween, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Christmastide and now, the Eve of the Epiphany. 

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He Did It All and Infinitely More

He Did It All and Infinitely More

We cannot leave Christmastide without a word about literary Christmases!  Every year the hallowed books come out: Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree, a Little House Christmas, the Grinch, a Charlie Brown Christmas…

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A Deeper Christmas Dive

A Deeper Christmas Dive

WARNING: TODAY’S CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL CONTAINS ITEMS OF AN UNBELIEVABLE GEEKY THEOLOGICAL NATURE.  PROCEED AT GREAT RISK TO YOUR SOCIAL STANDING AND COMFY CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS….

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Above All Names

Above All Names

A sincerely Happy New Calendar Year dear readers!  May 2023 truly be a different Year of our Lord! 

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Smiles, Everyone, Smiles!

Smiles, Everyone, Smiles!

Well, Saint Francis of Assisi, revered Christ-figure of the medieval church, your turn to take us to the “woodshed” finally arrives!

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O Come Silent Night

O Come Silent Night

We visit today with two beloved Christmas hymns.  Anglican holiday hymnody is an embarrassment of treasures, and we have only 12 Days of Christmastide after all, so please use these devotionals as a launch pad to explore your personal favorites…

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Past as Prologue

Past as Prologue

Okeey dokey smokey, after a three day run of grand slamming saints’ days, can we please get back to some good ol’ Christmas joy now?!  How ‘bout reverting to that First Sunday of Christmas for a re-visit of Sunday’s gospel,

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The Holiest of Innocents

The Holiest of Innocents

Today is a hard day, perhaps the most challenging of any saint’s day on the entire Christian calendar.  Most clergy simply never mention it nor acknowledge it due to it’s disturbing content, but we are not most clergy nor most congregations. 

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Fourth

Fourth

Andrew, Nicholas, Lucy, the Baptizer, Mary, Thomas, Stephen…our list of hagiography (fancy vocab for saintly biography) for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany is power-packed and star-studded.  Today is no different! 

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Protomartyr

Protomartyr

Happy 2nd day of Christmastide, Happy Boxing Day, Happy Feast of Stephen the Protomartyr…how many traditions can we cram into one 24 hour period?! 

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The Wisdom of the Forebears

The Wisdom of the Forebears

An Episcopalian professor, liturgical scholar and author J. Robert Wright did the American church an invaluable service, re-introducing the Early Church Fathers (yes, a few mothers, but their voices are more difficult to find) to today’s church.

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Love Come Down

Love Come Down

Dearest Sisters and Brothers, we have to bid a very consequential and challenging Advent season goodbye, and pass over to the Eve of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ…or do we?

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Make A New (Christmas) Plan, Stan!

Make A New (Christmas) Plan, Stan!

What’s your Nativity plan?  We need a Yule strategey here, and in this special bonus devotional, I want to provide some provocative, diverse options for you as we all make a new plan, Stan!

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Lessons & Carols

Lessons & Carols

four part video series for celebrating Advent at home and Christmas, as we prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Greatest of These

The Greatest of These

The greatest of all Christmas gifts are never under the tree.  The greatest gift of all is Jesus, love come down to us right here, this year, now. 

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