The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Today’s readings Considering all that we have been through since Lent began, it seems in some ways like time has stood still.  I saw a meme on Facebook that said “2020 is a unique leap year.  It had 29 days in February, 300 days in March, and 5 years in April.”  Sheltered in place, and fearing a mysterious… Continue reading The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

Today’s readings Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia! We English-speakers have just one word for time, but other languages have more; those languages recognize the different kinds of time.  Most notably for us, because it is reflected in the New Testament, the Greek language has two kinds of time: chronos and kairos.  Chronos is the kind of… Continue reading The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Today’s readings We English-speakers have just one word for time, but other languages have more; those languages recognize the different kinds of time.  Most notably for us, because it is reflected in the New Testament, the Greek language has two kinds of time: chronos and kairos.  Chronos is the kind of time you can measure.  It’s a day or… Continue reading The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Welcome to Ordinary Time!  This Church year, this year of grace, actually began last November with the First Sunday of Advent.  Since then, we’ve been through Advent and Christmas, Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord.  Today is our first “green” Sunday; actually the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Ordinary Time actually began… Continue reading The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Time, Talent and Treasure

Today’s readings Mike was one of my favorite people in the world.  He owned the service station where my family had, and still has, our cars repaired and maintained ever since we first moved out to the suburbs, almost forty years ago now.  Dad used to joke that with all the cars we brought in… Continue reading The Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Time, Talent and Treasure

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord: The Easter Vigil

Tonight’s readings We English-speakers have just one word for time, but other languages have more; those languages recognize the different kinds of time.  Most notably for us because it is reflected in the New Testament, the Greek language has two kinds of time: chronos and kairos.  Chronos is the kind of time you can measure. … Continue reading Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord: The Easter Vigil

Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I like to be on time for things.  It bugs me when people are late.  I was raised to be punctual, so I am very aware of time.  The author of Ecclesiastes is aware of time today also, but in a slightly different way.  He knows that there is a time and a… Continue reading Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week of Ordinary Time