Saturday, June 30, 2012

Canada Day - Memorial Day - 2012

As you celebrate Canada Day

Pause and remember with gratetude those who gave their lives for your freedom. From the Eastport Peninsula we remember those who died on the First of July 1916, and in the Great War.

Royal Navy: Gilbert Dyke, Charles Ralph, Steven Dicker, Albert Hallett, William Babstock, John Walter Dyke.

Royal Newfoundland Regiment: Thomas Seymour, Garland Powell, Louis Brown, George Elliott, Hubert Oldford, Kader Squire, Robert Wells, Lewis Hancock.

Rest eternal grant to their souls, and all the souls of the faithful departed. Amen.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Introduction - Proper 12 - 2012-06-24

Intro to the Readings
Our first reading today is a David and Goliath story.
Psalm 133 is a joy song of simple wisdom.
The Apostle Paul, writing to the Corinthians, speaks about the time and day of salvation – now is the acceptable time.
As we listen to the Gospel Jesus has fallen asleep in the boat. The disciples are afraid. The Lord stills the wind and calms the sea.

Let the Lord speak peace to your soul. “Peace be still.”

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Anthony Bloom - The Writings and Life of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Beginning to Pray / audio recording

The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Introduction - Proper 11 - 2012-06-17

1 Sam 15:34-16:13 – Psalm 20 – 2 Cor 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17 – Mark 4:26-34
Intro to the Readings

On Father’s Day we listen to the Scared Page, and we hear about father, but not what we might expect.
We listen to a reading from First Samuel, much of which is not PG-13, as David is chosen and anointed as King of Israel.
Psalm 20, considered a royal Psalm, acclaims that “the Lord gives victory to his anointed.”
The Apostle writing to the Corinthians speaks of a new point of view, that the old view has passed and in Christ we have a new view. And we are a new creation in Christ.
In the Gospel from Saint Mark, we listen as the Lord Jesus tells two parables about the Kingdom of God, that which is royal. One about planting seeds and the second about a mustard seed.

Listen to the Royal and Holy Word of God, and let it be planted with in you.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Introduction - Proper 10 - 2012-06-10

1 Sam 8:4-11 (12-15), 16-20 (11:14-15) – PS 1382 Cor 4:13-5:1Mark 3:20-35

Intro to the Readings
In the reading from First Samuel we listen as Israel demands a king from God. We celebrate the reign of our Monarch.
Psalm 138 declares that “all the kings of the earth will praise” the Lord.
The Apostle, writing to the Corinthians speaks about those things that are eternal – that which is eternal – an eternal weight of glory that awaits us in the heavens.
In the Gospel, Mark 3, Jesus heals, restores, and casts out unclean spirits. He is accused of being possessed himself with Beelzebul.

Listen – let the weight of glory rest upon you – the Lord Jesus says to us today “Here are my mother, my brother, my sister.”