Karpos Kalos

Wisdom from above is . . . full of mercy and good fruits

I'm on an adventure with a congregation that has been around for over 125 years. Venerable old vines are producing fresh new fruit.

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I am an Episcopal priest serving The Church of the Good Shepherd in the quaint seaside town of Dunedin, FL.

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November 27. Happy New Year! The Season of Advent is here, and the new church year begins. We have planned a whole series of sermons for Advent based on the Baptismal Covenant. Don't have a prayer book? Here's an online version:  1979 Book of Common Prayer. Today's sermon, for the first Sunday of Advent, can be found here.

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The Covenant Life: Advent 1 - SERMON

In this time of polarization and rancor, the church's mission of justice, peace, hope and reconciliation has never been more important. How do we do it? We can begin by living into our baptismal covenant. Each week, we will explore different aspects of the Covenant. Read the sermon The Covenant Life: Advent…

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Posted by Becky on November 27, 2016 at 9:30pm

Stand Up for Jesus - SERMON

For five days, I've been listening closely to a wide range of people.  I've heard pain. I've heard relief. I've heard nastiness. I've heard anger. Now, I have something to say, at least to Christians: First, we Stand Up for Jesus. Only then do we decide what more we should say and do.  Listen to the sermon here, or read it…

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Posted by Becky on November 13, 2016 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

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WHAT DOES "KARPOS KALOS" MEAN?

"Karpos kalos" literally means, in Greek, "fruit good". The inspiration for using it is James 3:17, which says "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy." More . . .

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In this time of polarization and rancor, the church's mission of justice, peace, hope and reconciliation has never been more important. How do we do it? We can begin by living into our baptismal covenant. Each week, we will explore different aspects of the Covenant. Read the sermon The Covenant Life: Advent…See More
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Our True Identity - SERMON by Cindy Roehl

Election rhetoric by nature is divisive, rancorous, and often indecorous, with one purpose: to win, seemingly at any cost. The candidates who speak thusly are responsible for themselves, but if our true identity is in Christ, what is our nature? Read her sermon Our True Identity.See More
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