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|Homiles may be based on the Lectionaries of three different Liturgical Traditions, identified by the following legend:
[OF] = The Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
|2:14 PM 1/16/2015 — Father will have no preaching duties from today, January 16th, until Wednesday, February 11th.||2:09 PM 1/16/2015 [OF] The First Friday of Ordinary Time. Grace Is Not Payment for Services Rendered.||10:02 AM 1/15/2015 [OF] The First Thursday of Ordinary Time. Is It a Sin to Be Bald?|
|9:19 AM 1/14/2015 [OF] The First Wednesday of Ordinary Time. Thou Hast Made Us for Thyself, O Lord, and Our Hearts Are Restless until They Rest in Thee.||9:32 AM 1/11/2015 [OF] The Sunday after the Epiphany: the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. [EF] The First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Second Class Feast of the Holy Family. [BR] The Sunday after the Theophany; and, Our Venerable Father Theodosius, Founder of the Common Life. "The Love of God Is that We Keep His Commandments": an Epilogue to Christmas & Epiphany.||1:52 PM 1/9/2015 [OF] The Friday after the Epiphany. The Epiphany vs. the "Social Gospel."||9:42 AM 1/8/2015 [OF] The Thursday after the Epiphany. Jesus Christ, Liturgist.|
|9:17 AM 1/7/2015 [OF] The Wednesday after the Epiphany; or, the Memorial of Saint Raymond of Panyafort, Priest. Christ is Passing By.||3:22 PM 1/4/2015 [OF] The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. [EF] The Sunday after the Octave Day of the Nativity: the Second Class Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. [BR] The Sunday before the Theophany. A Sign Is Given to Unbelievers, Not to the Faithful.||9:23 AM 1/3/2015 [OF] The Second Day after the Octave of the Nativity; or, the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. [EF] The Second Day after the Circumcision. At the Name of Jesus, Every Knee Should Bend.||9:49 AM 1/1/2015 [OF] The Octave Day of the Nativity: the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. [EF] The Octave Day of the Nativity. [BR] The Circumcision of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ; and, our Holy Father Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia. Schlepping Along to the Manger.|
|9:55 AM 12/31/2014 [OF] The Seventh Day within the Octave of the Natitivy. He Pitched His Tent Among Us.||9:25 AM 12/28/2014 [OF] The Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity: the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. [EF] The Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity. Because It Is Required!||10:57 AM 12/27/2014 [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint John, Apostle & Evangelist. [OF] The Feast of St. John, Apostle & Evangelist. If You Did Nothing More, It Would Suffice.||9:04 AM 12/26/2014 [OF] The Feast of the Archdeacon & Protomartyr, Stephen. [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint Stephen, Protomartyr. The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of New Christians.|
|9:33 AM 12/25/2014 [OF] [EF] [BR] The Nativity of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. The Manger & the Cross.||9:53 AM 12/21/2014 [OF] The Fourth Sunday of Advent. "Be Not Afraid," Sunday Edition.||9:20 AM 12/20/2014 [OF] The Fifth Day before the Nativity. Be Not Afraid.||10:37 AM 12/19/2014 [EF] Ember Friday of Advent. The Grace of the Holy Spirit Knoweth No Slow Working.|
|9:51 AM 12/18/2014 [OF] The Seventh Day before the Nativity. Time to "Man-Up!"||9:50 AM 12/17/2014 [OF] The Eighth Day before the Nativity. You're Not the Only One Embarrassed by Your Family During the Holidays.||3:44 PM 12/11/2014 [OF] The Second Thursday of Advent; or, the Memorial of Saint Damasus I, Pope. Hand-Wringing is Never an Appropriate Posture for Prayer.||9:46 AM 12/10/2014 [OF] The Second Wednesday of Advent. Are You Putting Diesel Fuel in a Regular Engine?|
|9:31 AM 12/7/2014 [OF] The Second Sunday of Advent. Not in the Heavens and not on the Earth, but in the Desert of Your Heart, in the Wasteland of Your Soul.||9:45 AM 12/6/2014 [OF] The First Saturday of Advent; or, the Memorial of Saint Nicholas, Bishop. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor. [BR] The Solemn Holy Day of Our Holy Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, the Wonderworker. The Difference Between Truth & Fact.||2:04 PM 12/3/2014 [OF] The First Wednesday of Advent; or, Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. That Pesky Dogma of Sufficient Grace ... Again.||2:40 PM 11/30/2014 [OF] The First Sunday of Advent. That the Light that Shows Like a Will-o'-the-Wisp on the Horizon May Brighten into the Perfect Day.|
|Archive of homilies from the Sunday before the Theophany, 2014, according to the typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite, through the Thirty-Third Saturday of Ordinary Time, 2014, according to the ordinary form of the Roman Rite.||Archive of homilies from the Theophany of Our Lord, 2013, through the Sunday after the Nativity, 2013, according to the typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite.||Archive of homilies from the Sunday before the Theophany, 2012, through the Nativity of Our Lord, 2012, according to the typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite.||Archive of homilies from from the Feast of the Circumcision, 2011, to the Nativity of our Lord, 2011, according to the typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite.|
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