June 23, 2012
by Elizabeth Locher
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Finding Jesus

Sermon for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Sunday June 10, 2012 | St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D.C.
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, 16-17, John 6:47-58

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“For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.”

Today we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, when we give thanks and praise to God for the gift of the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Jesus Christ’s own Body and Blood.… continue reading

Receiving the Bible

June 23, 2012
by Elizabeth Locher
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Elizabeth’s Ordination (With Photos)

On Saturday, June 2nd, I was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Throughout the service there was a phrase that stuck in my mind. It came from the bishop’s examination: “In the name of Jesus Christ, you are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely.”

When a person is made a deacon they are, in a particularly intense way, conformed to the servant nature of Jesus.… continue reading