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Sermon IV Lent Canon Steven Dart March 19, 2023

“And they said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into this world.” (John 6:14)

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Sermon III Lent Canon Steven Dart March 12, 2023

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.” (Eph. 5:1-2)

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Meditation II Lent Deacon Darius Gasatura Marc h 5, 2023

“Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.” (Matt. 15:21)

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Sermon I Lent Canon Steven Dart February 26, 2023

“then the devil left Him and behold angels came and ministered unto Him” (Matt. 4:11)

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Sermon Quinquagesima Canon Steven Dart February 19, 2023

“And now abideth faith, hope, and love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor. 13:13)

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Sermon Sexagesima Canon Steven Dart February 12, 2023

“But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” (Luke 8:15)

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Sermon III Epiphany Canon Steven Dart January 22, 2023

“And the master of the feast said to the bridegroom, but thou hast saved the best wine until now.”

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Sermon II Epiphany Canon Steven Dart January 15, 2023

“And the Father spoke from heaven over Jesus saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:11)

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Meditation I Epiphany Deacon Darius Gasatura January 8, 2023

“O GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who now know thee by faith, may after this life have fruition of thy glorious Godhead; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” Collect Epiphany Sunday 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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Sermon Feast of the Circumcision Canon Steven Dart January 1, 2023

“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” (Phil. 2:12-13)

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