Author Archives: The Rev. Posey Krakowsky

Sermon – January 13, 2019

Lessons You can read the scripture for January 13, 2019, here. Ascension Year C Baptism of Jesus Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 In Venice in 1997, the performance artist Marina Abramovic created a piece entitled: Balkan Baroque. For this piece, Abramovic gathered 1500 pounds — yes, really, 1500 pounds — of fresh, bloody cow bones in a …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – December 23, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for December 23, 2018, here. Advent 4, Year C Luke 1:39-45 and the Magnificat Back in 2007, the Museum of Art and Design staged a wonderful exhibit called Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting. The exhibit title might surprise you. It certainly did me. I know that many of you …  [ More → ]

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Advent Quiet Day Dec. 8th

Watch and Pray – an Advent Quiet Day, Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am – 2pm with The Rev. Posey Krakowsky. Mother Posey will bring the Contemplative Gaze, her teaching ministry on spirituality and art, to Ascension, helping us to see the visual treasures of our space with fresh eyes, and to use them as …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – November 11, 2018

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – October 21, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for October 21, 2018, here. Proper 24, Year B Mark 10:35-45 It is so good to be back with you all — as many of you know, I have been out in the world running the first few official sessions of my teaching ministry, The Contemplative Gaze, this past …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – September 2, 2018

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 12, 2018

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – June 3, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for the second Sunday after Pentecost, June 3, 2018 here. Proper 4, Year B Church of the Ascension June 3, 2018 Mark 2:23-3:6 I’ve been posting quite a lot about systemic racism on my facebook page lately. With so much vitriolic hate speech surfacing these days, it feels like …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – April 29, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for the fifth Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2018 here.   Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 The story we heard today from the Book of Acts is one of my favorite stories from scripture — it is so full of details that capture our imagination …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – Maundy Thursday

Lessons You can read the scripture for Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 here. Exodus 12:1-14 1st Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Back in 1979, I had the enormous blessing and privilege of going on a study abroad program during my junior year in high school. I lived for a year in Rennes, France, staying with …  [ More → ]

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