Author Archives: harasprice

About harasprice

Professor of Social Work and Priest in The Episcopal Church, parent, teacher, learner, writer, advocate, and grateful traveller along this journey through life

Magnificat

Originally posted on small points of light:
August 15: ?Feast of St. Mary My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in you, O God my Savior, for you have looked with favor on your lowly servant.…

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Constellation of Faith

Sermon for Proper 14, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings (Track 2) One of the great joys of summer nights is finding a clear, starry night to look up toward the skies. I still love a … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

Homily for Proper 13 Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Readings: Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Christ who is all and in all, teach us to listen to the lessons you … Continue reading

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Neighborly Vocation

Homily for Proper 10, Year C St. Thomas Episcopal Church July 14, 2019 Lectionary Texts: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-9 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 The word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart Moses … Continue reading

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The Face of Christ

A Homily for Proper 9, Year C Lectionary Texts (Track 2) Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-8 Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 As daring as it is for an Episcopalian like me to do, I’m going to start out this sermon letting … Continue reading

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Hey, Boo…

Homily for Proper 7, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 23, 2019 Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 If you’re familiar with Harper Lee’s To Kill a … Continue reading

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In the picture

Homily for the First Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday) Year C St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 16, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Psalm 8   [Of note: In the Children’s Sermon immediately preceding this … Continue reading

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My Red Balloon

A sermon for Pentecost Sunday 2019 (Year C) St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lessons appointed: Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-27   Come, Holy Spirit. Come as wind and cleanse; come as fire and burn; convert and consecrate our … Continue reading

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Jesus Prays for Us

A Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after the Ascension), Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church June 2, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Acts 16:16-34 Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21 John 17:20-26 Psalm 97 One week ago today, I was wrapping … Continue reading

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New and Good

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church May 19, 2019 Some of you may know that I’m a part of CirclesRVA, which is a poverty-alleviation program that was recently formed here in the City … Continue reading

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