Author: CM

30 November 2020 Saint Andrew, Apostle

The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ Romans 10:9-18, NRSV…
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29 November 2020

For you are our father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not acknowledge us;you, O Lord, are our father; our Redeemer from of old is your name.Why, O Lord, do you make us stray from your ways and harden our heart, so that we do not fear you?Turn back for the sake of your servants, for…
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21 November 2020

But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and those who saw them were terrified. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, ‘Come up here!’ And they went up to heaven in a cloud while their enemies watched them.. Apocalypse…
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20 November 2020

Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, ‘Go, take the scroll that is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.’ So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll; and he said…
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19 November 2020

When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. They sing a new song:‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals,for you were slaughtered and by…
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18 November 2020

Around the throne, and on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with a face like a human face, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle. And the…
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17 November 2020

‘Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.’ . Apocalypse 3: 1-6, 14-22, NRSV In today’s reading from the Book of Revelation, there are strongly worded messages of reprimand for the churches of Sardis and Laodicea. In the case of Sardis, the criticism is that they now…
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16 November 2020

‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance. I know that you cannot tolerate evildoers; you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them to be false. I also know that you are enduring patiently and bearing up for the sake of my name, and that…
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15 November 2020

She opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy.Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.Give her a share in the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the city gates. Proverbs 31:10-13,19-20,30-31RSV At first glance, this reading may…
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7 November 2020

I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is…
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