Sunday Sermon: the Epiphany of the three Magi

Any number of times over the years the inspiration for these "Sunday Sermon" pieces has been drawn from some idea put forward by the priests at my church. Today, Father Sean English provided that inspiration with his sermon in which he spoke of the "Three Kings" in relation to today's celebration of the Epiphany. The … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: the Epiphany of the three Magi

The history of Thanksgiving in America

President George W. Bush visits the Thanksgiving Shrine at Berkeley Plantation, Virginia   Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. As we gather to celebrate with family and friends, let me offer a short history lesson on the holiday origins in America. In the fall of 1619 the ship Margaret set sail from … Continue reading The history of Thanksgiving in America

Sunday Sermon: A city set on a hill

The 'Sermon on the Mount' was delivered by Jesus Christ shortly after he had chosen his original twelve apostles and begun his public ministry. It is covered most famously in chapter five of the Book of Matthew within the New Testament of the Bible. One of the most influential, inspirational speeches in the history of … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: A city set on a hill