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Christmas Eve Homily

This is my homily for Christmas Eve. The New York Times published the year in pictures the other day. Scanning through them I saw several photos of the presidential election. There were pictures of cities destroyed by violence and war … Continue reading

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Works in Progress

I preached this sermon on Sunday, November 29, the First Sunday of Advent.  I used Luke 21:25-36 as my text. Luke’s words sound ominous. “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth … Continue reading

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Advent Wreath Liturgy 2015

You can use this Advent wreath lighting liturgy provided you note the following copyright: “Permission to use this liturgy granted by the author, the Rev. Quentin Chin.” This liturgy uses the Revised Common Lectionary for Year C and is designed … Continue reading

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2013 Christmas Eve Homily

This was my Christmas Eve homily for the second service.  I didn’t preach it for the first service, which was the Children’s Christmas pageant, although I served as vocal soloist for that one. Christmas Eve December 24, 2013 Pittsfield, MA … Continue reading

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Disconnect to Reconnect

Another year has come and gone. New Year’s Day is an arbitrary day. There’s no particular reason why we have to set the start of a new year one week after Christmas Day. Still, the two days, Christmas and New … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Homily

Christmas Eve December 24, 2012 Pittsfield, MA As I was driving up South Street to the church this morning, I couldn’t help to notice the city’s flags were half-staff.  They were lowered to mourn the deaths two Fridays ago in … Continue reading

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On the Nth Day of Christmas

Over the past few weeks our local paper, The Berkshire Eagle, has printed a running debate about Christ and Christmas in its letters to the editor.  It’s been the common lament that Christ is missing from Christmas and then someone … Continue reading

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A Christmas Homily That Won’t Preach

What signals a war’s end?  We probably will never see again a formal surrender ritual, like the picture of General Umezu signing papers before General MacArthur on the USS Missouri to close World War II. Our military left Iraq with … Continue reading

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