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The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 21 - 30 September 2012

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The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20 - 23 September 2012

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The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20, 23 September 2012
Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 54 James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a Saint Mark 9:30-37

Background:Jeremiah Following the writing of Proto Isaiah in the late eighth century, and the early part of the seventh century BCE, Jeremiah came from a priestly and wealthy family.He was called to his ministry as a prophet in 626 BCE and was largely responsible for moving Jewish theology from a temple/community-centered enterprise to one that acknowledged the individual’s relationship with God and that spiritualized many of the concepts of Jewish practice at the time.Like first Isaiah, Jeremiah had to deal with the politics of his time, making difficult pronouncements to the Judean monarchy.Although he was active in the time of King Josiah’s religious reforms, he also dealt with other kings who were not as committed to the Yahwistic religion of Judah.He lived to see the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 586 BCE, and was exiled to Egypt where he…

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 19 - 16 September 2012

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