Jesus and Children – Br. Curtis Almquist

Mark 9:30-37
[Jesus and the disciples] passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, ‘The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. Continue reading

Saint Pachomius – Br. Curtis Almquist

Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47a

In the calendar of the church we remember today a monk named Pachomius who lived years 290-346.  Pachomius is the founder of coenobitic Christian monasticism.  The name coenobitic comes from the Greek, κοινός (meaning “common”) and βίος (meaning “life”), and so, a form of monasticism where monks live a common life of prayer and work, which is our own version of monasticism here: coenobitic. Continue reading

Latte Drinkers and Beer Guzzlers – Br. Mark Brown


Acts 2:1-21/1 Cor. 12:3b-13/John 7:37-39

A few chapters back Jesus tells a woman at a well about water that he would give that would become a “spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”  You’ll never be thirsty if you drink this water.  Here he goes further: not only will we not be thirsty if we drink this water, but out of our own hearts will flow rivers of living water! Continue reading

Running to the Empty Tomb

Preached by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Sermon for the Feast Day of St. John, The Beloved Disciple

Isaiah 44:1-8                                    1 John 5:1-13
Psalm 92:1-2, 11-14                           John 20:1-9

Friends, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be back in this chapel and to share this service with you.  One of my great losses in moving away from Cambridge four years ago was the loss of easy contact with this place, and with you Brothers, and with this community of faith.  I rejoice to be with you today and to have a chance to reflect on this morning’s Gospel. Continue reading

God’s Waiting on Us – Br. Curtis Almquist

Ascension Day

Acts 1:1-11  “… [Jesus said] you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth….” (vs. 8.)

Ephesians 1:15-23  “…I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power….” (vs. 17-19) Continue reading