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


“And He Ate It”

3 Easter (B)
April 14, 2024
Luke 24:36b-48
Repentance is necessary for forgiveness. Christ died to give us forgiveness of our sins, but without our turning from our sins, we make Christ’s death muted and ineffective. The Risen Lord reminded us that we are to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins in his name to all the world.

Series: 3 Easter (B)

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: Third Sunday of Easter (B)

Passage: Luke 24:36b-48

Language: English



Repentance, forgiveness, Jesus, risen, Lord, Christ, God, temptation, sins, trespasses, debts, Bonhoeffer, grace, crucifixion, cross, dead, death, discipleship, works, faith, disciples, preach, Lord’s, prayer. CPR, defibrillator, hospital, business, school


2 Easter (B) -- “What Is Real?” -- John 20:19-31

Jesus’ disciple Thomas was the foreshadowing of the scientific age we live in today. We have certainties which are actually only probabilities, in mathematical terms. However, we Twenty-first Century people are now aware that the universe that can be seen and measured is finite and has limits. Outside of this universe we have only God and God’s only Son, our Messiah, Jesus Christ in whom we live and move and have our being.

Series: 2 Easter (B)

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: Second Sunday of Easter (B)

Passage: John 20:19-31

Language: English



Science, mathematics, social, physics, biological, certainty, uncertainty, universe, limits, Thomas, apostle, disciple, India, questioning, discerning, accepting, Christians, faith, atoms, space, probability, reality, scientist, Twenty-first, Century, Heisenberg, principle


“When Reality Hits”

Easter Sunday (B)
March 31, 2024
Mark 16:1-8

Mark’s Gospel account tells the story of terrified women who witness the empty open tomb three days after Jesus’ dead body had been placed there. They see an angelic figure who tell them that Jesus has been raised from the dead. St. Paul’s earlier letter to the church in Corinth tells more details, as do the three later Gospels. The women run away terrified, but the story from them and others apparently begins to spread to the whole world.

Series: Easter (B)

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: Easter Day, Year B

Passage: Mark 16:1-8

Language: English



Mark, gospel, Paul, Jesus, risen, Lord, angel, terrified, resurrection, Matthew, John, Luke, Corinth, Corinthians, Jerusalem, Roman, army, siege, ramps, Galilee, Easter, Nazareth, Lucado, Titanic, God

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