Lando Lincoln: What? Priests can't borrow sermons from other priests? What freaking ever.
The major principle behind the lectionary is that on a Sunday members of congregations should be able to hear the voice of each writer week by week, rather than readings being selected according to a theme. Thus, in any given year the writer of one of the first three gospels will be heard from beginning to end. Likewise the rest of the New Testament is heard, in some cases, virtually in total, in others in large part.This principle is subject to a number of exceptions. Firstly, different principles apply during the special seasons of the year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter. Here appropriate lections relevant to the season are chosen. The rest of the year, called Ordinary Time, begins in February (after Candlemas) and runs until the Second Sunday before Lent. It then resumes after Pentecost until the Sunday before Advent which is kept as the Feast of Christ the King.
Dazrin: Tom_Slick: elderly preacher, he and his wife had no children, when he died he left everything to the church he had retired from 20 years earlier. In his 20 years of retirement he traveled to small churches conducting services when they were in between preachers or a preacher just wanted a 2 week vacation. Anyway while cleaning out his house a file cabinet was found full of sermons, on the folder of each sermon was a list of churches where he gave the sermon to make sure he never doubled up. He essentially wrote all of his sermons in the 1960s and then proceeded to deliver them through the 1980s.That's fairly common for traveling preachers. It is one reason why they tend to have good sermons - they have practiced it a hundred or so times, so they should be able to give a good performance.
Fizpez: FARK rebel soldier: I know RTA is a sin in the One Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the People's Republic of Farkistan, but you all seem to be missing something here: The guy is a priest with the Episcopal Church, and I don't seem to remember the Episcopal priests molesting my ass when I was a boy.None of that matters one bit - the word priest brings a Pavlovian response from a significant fraction of Farkistan - reading the story would be an inconvenient speed bump on their way to making the required pithy comment.
FARK rebel soldier: I know RTA is a sin in the One Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the People's Republic of Farkistan, but you all seem to be missing something here: The guy is a priest with the Episcopal Church, and I don't seem to remember the Episcopal priests molesting my ass when I was a boy.
remus: But, it's still ok to diddle the little boys?
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