The Confession of St. Peter

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” [Matthew 16:15-16 NRSV] A personal confession:  This text has deep personal meaning for me on a couple of different levels.  First, it was the gospel text that was preached onContinue reading “The Confession of St. Peter”

The Epiphany of Our Lord

“Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” [Matthew 2:2] Epiphany is one of my favorite church festivals.  It evokes an assorted set of memories. The first one goes all the way back to infancy.  AsContinue reading “The Epiphany of Our Lord”