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

Succulent Wild Love

Homily for Maundy ThursdayApril 1, 2021St. Mark’s Episcopal Church — Virtual Worship in the Time of Pandemic Lectionary Texts: Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Psalm 116:1, 10-17 As I began writing this sermon earlier this … Continue reading

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Revealing

Homily for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year BSt. Mark’s Episcopal ChurchVirtual Worship in a Time of Pandemic Texts: Exodus 20:1-17 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 Media Reference: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/02/20/691298594/the-power-of-martin-luther-king-jr-s-anger Sometimes, when I’m working with a group and we encounter something … Continue reading

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Ἰησοῦς κυκλόθεν (Jesus, circling)

Food Pantry, Saturday February 27 I have no icon engraved for this siting of you, Beloved.  But my heart has been stirred. The day was gray and we skirted raindrops by huddling beneath the patch of roof covering the doorway … Continue reading

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Lent within Lent within

Reflections on recognizing and keeping a holy lent in 2021. Continue reading

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Transfiguration Moments

Homily for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B Continue reading

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Ready to Follow

Homily for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year BSt. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VAVirtual Worship in a Time of Pandemic Link to Lectionary Texts referenced: Mark 1:1-20 Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mary

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA (virtual worship in the time of pandemic) Scripture Readings Referenced: Luke 1:26-38 Canticle 15 For the record, I want to say that I’d like Dorothy … Continue reading

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Seeing the Face of Christ

Last Sunday of Pentecost, Year A (Christ the King)St. Mark’s Episcopal Church: Virtual Worship in a Time of PandemicNovember 22, 2020 Lectionary Texts: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24Psalm 95:1-7aEphesians 1:15-23Matthew 25:31-46 Sometimes Christ the King looks like a short, hunched-over woman with … Continue reading

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Love God, Love Your Neighbor

Homily for Proper 25, Year A preached at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA (virtual worship in a time of pandemic) Lessons: Deuteronomy 34:1-12Psalm 90:1-6, 13-171 Thessalonians 2:1-8Matthew 22:34-46 It was a sweltering hot July Sunday in Texas when I … Continue reading

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Water in the Wilderness

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16Philippians 2:1-13Matthew 21:23-32 I went through a phase in my childhood, like a lot of children do, where I was fascinated with magic tricks. You know the kind I mean…the secret slight-of-hand things that you … Continue reading

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