We pray the reflections below will help you in finding renewed life.

Oramos las reflexiones a continuación le ayudarán en la búsqueda de una vida renovada.

The Rev. Joe Parrish
New York, NY
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Current Reflections


“Martyrs and Witnesses”

July 14, 2024
Proper 10 (B)
Mark 6:14-29
John the Baptist was a forerunner of Jesus Christ. His martyrdom portended that of Jesus on the cross. A martyr sets an example but is prone to be severely treated by the powers that be. Martyrdom and witnessing are in many ways the different sides of the same coin.

Series: Proper 10 (B)

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: Proper 10, Year B

Passage: Mark 6:14-29

Language: English



John, Jesus, Herodias, Herod, Salome, head, voice, martyr, witness, monopoly, franchise, Chrysostom


“Speaking with Authority”

Proper 9 (B)
Mark 6:1-13
Jesus faces his hometown congregation and is amazed at their unbelief. The world in general does not see much value in the Bible. So the difficult truths it contains often go unheeded. But Christians are called to spread the Good News.

Series: Proper 9 B

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: Proper 9, Year B

Passage: Mark 6:1-13

Language: English



Jesus, scriptures, ethical, slavery, teachers, prophecies, Bible, Mauritania, Dalilts, India, capital, punishment, liturgy, Mother Theresa


“Healing Power”

Proper 8 (B)
June 30, 2024
Mark 4:35-41
Healing may be required when societal expectations are hoisted onto a young person as they grow up, and the result can cause injury and dysfunction when they become adults. But healing from death is routine today, and many are kept on life-support systems for hours and then revived after surgery. The Age to Come has been inaugurated by Christ’s defeat of death.

Series: Proper 8 (B)

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: Proper 8, Year B

Passage: Mark 4:35-41

Language: English



Adolescence, young, women, adults, death, healing, Age, routine, surgery, dysfunction, society, life support, lung, transplant, bulimia, hormones, doctors, Lazarus, faith, Jesus, Christ, God, Nicky, Gumbel, Alpha, bible, detention, resurrection, allergy, wheat, corn, food, peanuts, almonds, airlines, celiac, x-ray, MRI, parents, twelve, believing, healing, power

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