Twelfth Night: Not What it Appears

As the name suggests, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night has to do with the day of Epiphany, or the twelfth day after Christmas. Whether this lands on January 5th or 6th is up to debate. But while this play is named after this Holiday, very little in the play has to do with what we might think. There …

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The Word Became Flesh, And God Dwelt Among Man

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all …

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The Lord’s Prayer: Deliver Us

Finally, recognizing our own unworthiness, our sinfulness, and our redemption as sons in our Lord, Father, and Savior, Jesus Christ, we ask Him for deliverance from temptation and from the evil one. This portion of the prayer should be kept in close connection with the last portion. Indeed, this portion, just as much as the …

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Advent: Peace, Love, and Joy

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped …

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Advent: Coming and Watch

Merry Christmas and a Joyful Advent to you! Yes indeed, we are well into the season of Advent, a time of celebration, joy, hope, peace, and watchfulness. While some may think of Christmastime as the season where we wait for gifts on the morn of December 25th, to those of the Christian faith, Advent is …

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