“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” by Ted Lewis

“Let All Mortal Flesh,” with its haunting minor mood, may be one of the oldest songs associated with Christmas, though in its original context it was part of a eucharistic liturgy. St. James the Lesser, first Bishop of Jerusalem, is thought to have written the core text…

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At the Heart of our Salvation by Sister Luce Marie Dionne

We hear for the last week of Advent the “O Antiphons” which are drawn from scriptural verses of the Old Testament.  They consist of Seven Messianic Titles for the Messiah followed by statements of praise and signs signifying the divine unfolding of Christ’s Incarnation.  On December 17, for example,

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Happy Thanksgiving (by Rev. Dr. Yanchy Lacska)

Psychological research reveals that our happiness level is remarkably stable over the course of our lives. Some of us are generally more cheerful and others more melancholy. Situations, however, can temporarily change our set happiness levels. For example, falling in love increases our happiness and the ending of a relationship lowers it. But within three…

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The Practice of Starting Over (by Victor Klimoski)

Several years ago, my friend Sean shared his daily practice of zazen. Every morning, first thing, he would sit for an hour of meditation. “It has changed my life,” he said. Who would not perk up at such testimony? Who would not want a practice that would change their lives?

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As I Live and Breathe! (by Rev. Fr. Yanchy Lacska)

I grew up in the South and when someone was surprised by something they heard, they would often say, “As I live and breathe!” We are entering the season of Pentecost and it is the beginning of something surprising happening. On Pentecost Sunday we hear the story of the disciples of Jesus gathering together to…

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Called by Name to Resurrection (by Dr. Gary Boelhower)

Although this liturgical season after Easter is full of alleluias, the world seems filled with cries of anguish. We watch the daily news of human brutality and war. We continue to participate in everyday systems of plunder that put our ecosystem at risk. We wonder at …

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