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Posts Tagged ‘Gospel according to John’



“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Most Holy Trinity

A reading from the Book of Proverbs (Chapter 8:22-31)   “Thus says the wisdom of God: ‘The Lord possessed me, the beginning of his ways, the forerunner of his prodigies of long ago; from of old I was poured forth, at the first, before the earth.’” Who or what is this wisdom that ...
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A Prayer on Pentecost Sunday

Most Holy Spirit, you were present with the Father and the Son when all of creation was called into being. Your moving presence took a small group of people and made it into a new communion that is your Church. Make us worthy of your constant presence. Divine Advocate, direct my actions as an individual and as a ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Pentecost Sunday

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:1-11)   If you wonder why there were so many people from so many countries in Jerusalem on the occasion described in this passage, it was because Pentecost was first a Jewish feast and a time when pilgrims from all over the near world ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Seventh Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 7:55-60)   Here we have two stories, one an end and one a beginning. Stephen, “filled with the Holy Spirit,” a deacon, was a powerful preacher and witness to the Gospel and who infuriated the religious leaders, who stoned him to death. Following in ...
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A Prayer on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Faithful God, you have given us yourself in word and in sacrament so that we may see you with eyes of faith. As I live out my days help me to be an authentic reflection of your presence within us. Thank you for choosing to dwell within and among us. Grant me the courage and passion to be a bearer ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Sixth Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 15:1-2, 22-29)   One of the first great controversies in the early Church was about whether Gentiles needed to be circumcised. This issue arose in Antioch because, as Luke writes, “Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, ‘Unless you are ...
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