Category Archives: Scripture

Royal Wedding Liturgy Bits

I can thank the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the busiest day on this site. More than four thousand searchers were sent here from the google to research the “royal” Scripture from Romans 12. No such bump today–only 16 … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Revelation 22:17, 20-21

Here is a short reading recommended for the end of a person’s life, and it comes from the end of the Christian Bible: The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let the hearer say, “Come.” Let the one who thirsts … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Acts 13:32-39

In the rites for Pastoral Care, the Church gives four options from the acts of the Apostles. Three treat Peter’s experience with healing a man born with deformity in the feet and lower legs. The fourth, from Saint Paul, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Acts 3:11-16

At Easter Thursday Mass, the first reading continues the post-Pentecost narrative of the first healing miracle of Peter and his subsequent preaching on the Risen Christ. The people responsible for assembling Scripture readings for the sick chose to focus on the … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Acts 3:1-10

Care for people who are sick and dying has been part of Christianity from the time of Jesus. The Jewish tradition extends centuries into the past from there. In its rites for Pastoral Care, the Catholic church offers no less … Continue reading

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Scriptures For Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying

The wedding and funeral readings remain the most visited links on this site, long after friends and foils have abandoned me for facebook, other blogs, and even real life. Ages ago (it seems) I blogged extensively on the Pastoral Care … Continue reading

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Too Many Readings?

Every so often, I encounter a person who finds themselves overwhelmed with the number of choices for a Bible reading. Especially for a wedding or a funeral. With a wedding, a couple has some weeks or months to decide. They … Continue reading

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