Good Friday, 4/2/2021

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, we pray you to set your passion, cross, and death between your judgment and our souls, now and in the hour of our death. Give mercy and grace to the living; pardon and rest to the dead; to your holy Church peace and concord; and to us …

Maundy Thursday, 4/1/2021

The General Thanksgiving, The Book of Common Prayer Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for …

Palm Sunday, 3/28/2021

Due to a small glitch, we are unable to post Rev. Clarence’s homily for Palm Sunday today. We hope to post it later. In the meantime, please enjoy last year’s Palm Sunday sermon, below. The readings for today are, however, as follows: Psalm 31:9–16; Isaiah 50:4–9a; Philippians 2:5–11; Mark 14:1–15:47 And, if you so choose, …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 3/27/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James,  I send you warm greetings as we enter this most solemn period of our faith tradition.  As I mention in my homily (long, because it replaces the long recitation of the Gospel normally heard at Mass on Palm Sunday and Holy Friday), a second year of not observing …