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WDTPRS – 33rd Ordinary Sunday: thoughts on the “sign of peace”

This week’s Collect is rich.  The ancient author was skilled.  The translators of the current ICEL version blew it.  We will see where they went wrong and then drill into a pair of words leading us back to the 3rd … Continue reading

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Under pain of death, everyone was to sacrifice to the gods and obtain a certificate.

After a lull in the official persecutions of Christians, in A.D. 250 the Emperor Decius determined that Christians were the enemies of the Roman Empire. Sound like any American President you know?  But I digress. At that time in the … Continue reading

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