Author Archives: canongreg

About canongreg

I have been Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro, PA since 1994.

“The Thing I do, I hate. . .”

Here’s a meditation on Romans 7:15-25 Before we decide that St. Paul has gone around the bend, before we analyze him from the view of modern psychiatry, before we dismiss that second reading from the Epistle to the Romans as … Continue reading

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Ascension–why’s it important?

Most of us can relate to many of the aspects of our Lord’s life. For example, most of us can relate to the idea that it’s good news that someone has conceived and is about to bring a child into … Continue reading

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How to be human

Moral Theologians instruct us that there are three main virtues, known as theological virtues. They are Faith, Hope and Caritas. Caritas is one of those specialized Latin words. Sometimes it is translated as Love; at other times Charity. In English, of … Continue reading

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The Lord is Risen Indeed Alleluia!

Alleluia. Christ is Risen. The Lord is Risen indeed. Alleluia. This has always intrigued me. In scripture, God always speaks the language of positivity and the language of hope. Even at those moments such as one encounters with the prophets, … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: the Passion of Jesus

He died. Just as any of us do. For some of the people standing there, it was a huge disappointment. No new era of reign of God appeared. Just one more human life snuffed out. Call him an itinerant preacher, … Continue reading

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Jesus Wept

When I read the raising of Lazarus, it strikes me how I have come to appreciate it differently over time. I have always been deeply touched by what my grandmother taught me was the shortest verse in the Bible, “Jesus … Continue reading

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Blindness that cannot be healed

When you read Saint John’s portrayal of the Lord Jesus in his Gospel, suddenly it will come to you that the beloved disciple’s portrayal of the Lord Jesus is complex. For although John portrays Jesus as a totally transfigured being, … Continue reading

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