I am Father Michael, welcome to my little corner of the internet. I don’t know what kind of pre-conceived notions you may have about priests or Christians or Anglicans, but I doubt I fit many of them. Thats not to say I’m cool or anything because I’m not, but I do try to keep things down to earth and grounded in reality.
Today is the Feast Day of Epiphany. (Tomorrow is actually Epiphany but we celebrate it in church today) The Twelve Days of Christmas are over! In most churches today, the focus is going to be on the gospel reading, which is the same reading every year. Matthew 2:1-12,which is the story of the Magi/Three Kings/Wise... Continue Reading →
For many years now, I've been researching my family history and I'm always finding out cool little things. For instance, I knew that 6th Great Grandfather, John Porter came to the United States in the 1770's and settled in Maryland. I recently received a document from an historian who told me this: Before proceeding with... Continue Reading →
An interesting thing has happened this year that I don't recall ever happening to me before. The last few days, I've had several people ask me about the 12 Days of Christmas, one person even asking me if that's a "real thing". The answer is YES, it is a real thing, but maybe not in... Continue Reading →
JESUS H. CHRIST! Have you ever heard this exclamation? Its been around since at least the mid 1800's (where we can find it in print from Mark Twain's autobiography). I recently came across an article about the origins of how people may have come to think that Jesus' middle name might begin with an H.... Continue Reading →
"I am the Resurrection and I am the Life" These are the words Jesus spoke to Martha after her brother had died, just before he raised him back from the dead and shortly before Jesus himself died and was resurrected. Today is Easter, a day that we celebrate the miracle of Jesus returning from the... Continue Reading →
I've been thinking about writing about this for some time now but I can't seem to put into words want I want to say. At least not in a cohesive way, so I might ramble a little here... or a lot, I don't know yet. Grief is weird because sometimes it hits you at completely... Continue Reading →
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think you can be pro-life and pro-guns. The two just don't go together.
https://youtu.be/FlK8fDRPFJQ Mark 8:31-38 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/Ch3wG7en5wg Mark 1:29-39 After Jesus and his disciples left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever... Continue Reading →