"We are called to obey God with all our heart and soul (Deut 30:9-14), to trust him and learn his ways (Ps 25:1-9). We strive to lead a life worthy of God, bearing fruit in good works, increasing our knowledge (Col 1:1-14; Lk 10:25-37), and showing mercy to strangers." - Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional
The Entire Bible in One Year Chronological (order in which stories and events occurred) Note:The daily readings will be designated as the week marked for Proper 9,
or The Seventh Week of/after Pentecost.
"Some think that their neighbor is their brother, family, relative or their kinsman. Our Lord teaches who our neighbor is in the Gospel parable of a certain man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho.… Everyone is our neighbor, and we should not harm anyone. If, on the contrary, we understand our fellow human beings to be only our brother and relatives, is it then permissible to do evil to strangers? God forbid such a belief! We are neighbors, all people to all people, for we have one Father."
This recently commissioned setting of St. Luke's Passion, by Scottish composerJames MacMillan, was premiered in the USA atDuke Universityin 2014. It is a testament to MacMillan's Christian faith and a fine example of the vibrant creativity that can be found in contemporary sacred music.