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Sellery

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The Rev. David F. Sellery is rector of St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Church and Day School in Bay Shore, New York.

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Su voto: Nada Promedio: 3.2 (25 votos)
December 16, 2011
[Episcopal News Service] What we want for Christmas is often very different from what we get for Christmas. It’s been that way from the very first. The chosen people wanted a powerful Messiah who would smite their enemies. Instead they got a helpless newborn who when grown would tell them to love their enemies. For some this big surprise meant a big disappointment. For hundreds of millions...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 2.8 (22 votos)
September 9, 2011
Every now and then the liturgical calendar, history's calendar and our own collective emotional calendars are precisely in synch. This Sept. 11, 2011, is such a day. Ten years after the atrocities of 9/11, the pain remains -- intense for those closest to the victims, a dull ache for those of us further removed. Jesus reaches out from the day's Gospel to take our pain -- if not with an...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 2.4 (18 votos)
March 18, 2011
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news. -- Mark 1:15 Two powerful words capture Lent for me: repent and hope. Repent has gotten a bad rap in modern parlance. It conjures up visions of hand wringing, pseudo-sanctimony. Yet the essence is far from the caricature. From the Latin it literally is a call to "re-think" not to grovel. And in our...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 2.4 (21 votos)
January 14, 2011
"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it." -- 1 Cor. 12:26. January is a very dreary month and we can all use a break. Twenty-five years have passed and "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day" has slipped into the rotation of routine events that shape our lives -- smack in the middle of the NFL playoffs and right before Groundhog's...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 1.9 (17 votos)
November 24, 2010
"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." -- Ephesians 5:20 Over the years each of our holidays has assumed its own distinct color scheme in our memories and in our expectations -- both graphically and emotionally. Christmas is a frenzied explosion of red and green. Easter is a blinding white light of resurrection. July fourth is...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 2.6 (20 votos)
December 15, 2009
Love one another as I have loved you. John 15:10 "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas": take your pick. For years now the armies of inclusion have battled the troops of tradition. No year passes without a breathlessly televised crèche controversy or a school pageant showdown. Naturally, I've always been a "Merry Christmas" man myself. But this year I think it's time to step up the game...

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Su voto: Nada Promedio: 3.2 (25 votos)
December 16, 2011
[Episcopal News Service] What we want for Christmas is often very different from what we get for Christmas. It’s been that way from the very first. The chosen people wanted a powerful Messiah who would smite their enemies. Instead they got a helpless newborn who when grown would tell them to love their enemies. For some this big surprise meant a big disappointment. For hundreds of millions...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 2.8 (22 votos)
September 9, 2011
Every now and then the liturgical calendar, history's calendar and our own collective emotional calendars are precisely in synch. This Sept. 11, 2011, is such a day. Ten years after the atrocities of 9/11, the pain remains -- intense for those closest to the victims, a dull ache for those of us further removed. Jesus reaches out from the day's Gospel to take our pain -- if not with an...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 2.6 (20 votos)
December 15, 2009
Love one another as I have loved you. John 15:10 "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas": take your pick. For years now the armies of inclusion have battled the troops of tradition. No year passes without a breathlessly televised crèche controversy or a school pageant showdown. Naturally, I've always been a "Merry Christmas" man myself. But this year I think it's time to step up the game...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 2.4 (18 votos)
March 18, 2011
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news. -- Mark 1:15 Two powerful words capture Lent for me: repent and hope. Repent has gotten a bad rap in modern parlance. It conjures up visions of hand wringing, pseudo-sanctimony. Yet the essence is far from the caricature. From the Latin it literally is a call to "re-think" not to grovel. And in our...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 2.4 (21 votos)
January 14, 2011
"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it." -- 1 Cor. 12:26. January is a very dreary month and we can all use a break. Twenty-five years have passed and "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day" has slipped into the rotation of routine events that shape our lives -- smack in the middle of the NFL playoffs and right before Groundhog's...
Su voto: Nada Promedio: 1.9 (17 votos)
November 24, 2010
"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." -- Ephesians 5:20 Over the years each of our holidays has assumed its own distinct color scheme in our memories and in our expectations -- both graphically and emotionally. Christmas is a frenzied explosion of red and green. Easter is a blinding white light of resurrection. July fourth is...