Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

The Rev. John Drymon St. Paul’s, Batesville November 6, 2011 All Saints’ Sunday Until the adoption by the Episcopal Church of the Revised Common Lectionary a few years ago, the first reading on All Saints Day, from the book of Ecclesiasticus, began thusly: “Let us now praise famous men.” While the new lectionary has unfortunately dropped the reading, I think … Read More

To Be a Saint

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. November 6, 2011 All Saints Sunday, Year A Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary (Matthew 5:1-12) – When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in … Read More