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Meditation XVI Trinity Deacon Darius Gasatura October 2, 2022

“And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not. And He came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up” (Luke 7:13-15)

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Sermon XV Trinity Canon Steven Dart September 25, 2022

“Be ye not therefore anxious” (Matt. 6:34)

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Sermon XIV Trinity Canon Steven Dart September 18, 2022

“I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the deeds of the flesh.” (Gal. 5:16)

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Sermon XIII Trinity Canon Steven Dart September 11, 2022

“And thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Mark 12:31)

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Sermon XII Trinity Canon Steven Dart September 4, 2022

“And they said, ‘Behold He hath done all things well.’ ” (Mark 7:37)

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Sermon XVI Trinity Canon David Rodier October 9, 2011

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. And when she had said that, she went her way, and called Mary her sister” (John 11:25-26)

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Sermon XII Trinity Canon David Rodier September 11, 2011

“The Lord is good. A stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him.” (Nahum 1:7)

times secular world and its needs impinge on us in our worship rather than preach on the propers consider this verse from the book of Nahum minor prophet genre of lamentation over the destruction of Nineveh the destroyer of the northern kingdom


Sermon III Trinity Canon David Rodier July 10, 2011

“And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isaiah 35:10)

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Sermon Trinity Sunday Canon David Rodier June 19, 2011

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Sermon IV Easter Canon David Rodier May 22, 2011

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)

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Sermon I Epiphany Canon David Rodier January 9, 2011

“That is may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy Holy Word.” (The Litany, 1928 Book of Common Prayer, pg. 57)

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Sermon III Advent Canon David Rodier December 12, 2010

“Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.” (Matt. 11:4-5)

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Sermon XXIV Trinity Canon David Rodier November 14, 2010

“that ye might be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness; giving thanks unto the Father” (Col. 1:9-12)

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Sermon All Saints Canon David Rodier October 31, 2010

Canon Rodier speaks of “Christianity and what it is to walk in the path of righteousness, which is a path of love. So on this day when we join in with all of the saints among us who have gone before us, when we look forward to our own triumph in heaven where we will bear the palm of victory, when we realize we are compassed about by such a great cloud of witnesses, that we too can be strengthened by their prayers and their encouragement as we run the race that is set before us.”

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Sermon XV Trinity Canon David Rodier September 12, 2010

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.” (Matt. 6:24)

the world around us is the existence of double agents claim to be working in the interests of one government or group secretly being employed by the other side subvert undermine acts of treason espionage undetected the Lord speaks about this in the sermon on the mount


Sermon IV Lent Canon David Rodier March 14, 2010

“And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.” (John 6:11)

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Sermon III Epiphany Canon David Rodier January 24, 2010

“This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.” (John 2:11)

johns gospel is concerned with Jesus various signs and miracles which our Lord did special attention paid to this initial sign which the Lord manifested for His glory

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