Author Archives: canongreg

About canongreg

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

Connect the Dots: Palm Sunday and Easter

Strange though it may be, this message spans both Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. The one is a solemn recollection of our Lord’s betrayal, crucifixion and ignominious death. The other is a solemn celebration of the ultimate victory of God … Continue reading

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Of Ashes and Parkland

Earlier this past week, I suppose– like most of you– I was fixated on pancakes and Ash Wednesday. I found it jarring and distressing to come home Wednesday evening to learn that there had been another school shooting. This time … Continue reading

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The Joy of Lent

If you have a living, dynamic relationship with the Lord Jesus, then Lent is an exciting time. What’s exciting is that it is the yearly invitation to focus on ways in which you can grow closer to Jesus through the … Continue reading

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Christmas Joy is Hope

We come again to the most wonderful season of Christmas. W e may celebrate the day with many cherished, familial customs and traditions. For some our celebration may be with  family and friends. For others it might be or alone, … Continue reading

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A new look at John the Baptist

The humility of John the Baptist is striking. In an era when most are compelled to blow their own horns and where self-aggrandizement is the order of the day, John’s response might be a paradigm to us all. “Who are … Continue reading

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Render unto Caesar . . .

“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesars and to God the things that are God’s.” Most of us have little trouble rendering onto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s. Every year, quite a while before the deadline of April … Continue reading

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“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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