Christmas

Holy Eucharist Livestream for Jan. 3, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Jan 3, 2021 in Christmas, Livestream

An archival video of Holy Eucharist streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on Jan. 3, 2021, at 10:30 AM PST. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached Jan. 3, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Jan 3, 2021 in Christmas, Sermons

This is the week; Wednesday is Epiphany, and it’s celebrated differently all over the world. Often our traditions get so embedded that we lose track of what’s scriptural and what has come from long held folklore and later periods in Christianity. We don’t know where the magi or kings came from, how many there were or what their names were.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached Dec. 27, 2020

Posted by on Sun, Dec 27, 2020 in Christmas, Sermons

On Christmas Eve, we heard the birth of the Jesus story at both services from the gospel of Luke, describing the time and place, the barn, a manger, the babe, parents, shepherds, and angels. On Christmas Day we heard the story of the incarnation from the gospel of John, with none of the above whatsoever. Today — we hear it again, with a a bit added on.

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Christmas Day Livestream

Posted by on Fri, Dec 25, 2020 in Christmas, Feast Days, Livestream

An archival video recording of the Christmas Day service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on Dec. 25, 2020, at 10:30 AM PST. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached Dec. 25, 2020

Posted by on Fri, Dec 25, 2020 in Christmas, Feast Days, Sermons

John’s gospel opening is exquisite poetry, some say it is drawn from an early hymn in fact. Growing up it sounded a bit colorless to me, then somewhere along the way it came to life for me, I came to love it dearly. John’s mystical poetry is freeing, inviting us to use our own minds and spirits to take it in, our own paints to color it, and then it makes a deep resonant sense — that defies explanation. Unlike last night’s gospel from Luke, which tells all about who, how, when and where Jesus was born, John’s gospel tells us who Jesus is.

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Christmas Eve 8:00 PM Livestream

Posted by on Thu, Dec 24, 2020 in Christmas, Feast Days, Livestream

An archival video recording of the Christmas Eve service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on Dec. 24, 2020, at 8:00 PM PST. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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