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March 25, 2018 (Palm Sunday)

“Palms to Shadows” Rev. Dr. David A. Kaden >>Let us descend with you, O Lord, from waving palms to soulless shadows, even as Easter begins to dawn. Amen.<< Today’s service on the liturgical calendar is like oil and water – an odd mix of celebration and shadow – moving from waving palms to shrouded cross, […]

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March 18, 2018

“ cantus firmus : A Fixed Prayer for All Occasions, Part 5” Rev. Dr. David A. Kaden >>Open us, O God, to learn, to wonder, and then to be transformed so the cosmos looks different. Amen.<< Stephen Hawking began his book A Brief History of Time with a story about Bertrand Russell, who once gave […]

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March 11, 2018

“ cantus firmus : A Fixed Prayer for All Occasions, Part 4” Rev. Dr. David A. Kaden >>O God, lead us not into….deliver us from….Help us. Amen.<< Four years before his untimely death, Christopher Hitchens wrote a series of humorous essays for Vanity Fair magazine, titled “On the Limits of Self-Improvement.”[1] In those essays, he […]

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March 4, 2018

“ cantus firmus : A Fixed Prayer for All Occasions, Part 3” Rev. Dr. David A. Kaden >>Open our eyes that we might see wondrous things in your Word, Amen.<< “‘When I pray,’” said Pope Francis in a recent interview, ‘“sometimes I fall asleep.’”[1] He went on to liken prayer to resting gently in the […]

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