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Ash Wednesday: Praise the Lord, Oh My Soul!

In a popular sense, how do people often think of Lent? And by popular sense, I mean those who probably haven’t actually taken part it in it. But nonetheless, Lent is seen as… Drudgery Duty Formality “Forty days to feel guilty” (Bishop John Guernsey) Christian Joy But what if we saw Lent as surest, most […]

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Lenten Meditation: The Pride of Life (1 John 2:16)

A Lenten meditation on 1 John 2:16, given by The Rev. Justin Clemente at Lenten Family Prayer, March 2, 2021, New Creation Church (Anglican) Each year in Lenten Prayer, we focus on one of the seven deadly sins. Tonight we focus in on pride. I want to look specifically at John’s descriptive phrase, “the pride of […]

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Things Into Which Angels Long to Look (Heb. 1:3-14)

We get a little gem at the end of our passage today that says, “Are not [angels] all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?” The apostle Peter enlarges on this thought. In 1 Peter 1, Peter is discussing the greatness of the of the gospel, […]

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On Sickness: Reflections on Illness & the Christian

By Fr. Justin Clemente In my adult life, I’ve tried to make an intentional habit of reflecting on the meaning of illness, as well as God’s sovereign and good purposes, in these times of dependency and limitation. Admittedly, I have not suffered much in my life, and there are others who could write, and have […]