Category Archives for Holy Sacraments

“Christian Marriage” Mark 10: 2-16 Proper 22B, Boise, 2021 – Fr. Jeffrey Smith

Christian Marriage and Divorce

“From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.” I know that there are some who now dispute that our species has just two sexes — this point on which Genesis and Darwin are agreed — but, if you don’t mind, I will take that as a given for this sermon I will […]

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What is Holy Communion? Is It the Real Presence of Christ or Simply a Memorial of His Death?

holy communion

If you had to pick one doctrine that separates Protestants from Catholics, it would probably boil down to the doctrine of Communion (Eucharist for Catholics). Catholics believe in Transubstantiation. Protestants don’t. First of all, what is Transubstantiation? Roman Catholics (as well as Orthodox, Coptic and many Anglicans) believe that the bread and wine in communion, or […]

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Liturgy is Not Boring

The Liturgy of the Church

In spite of what many Christians think, liturgy is not boring!A common refrain you hear from ex-Catholics and Evangelicals is that church liturgy is rote, stale, un-spontaneous, repetitious and “not from the heart.”What many Christians fail to realize is that EVERY church has a liturgy.No matter how simple your church service is, it is still […]

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