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Bill Roberts
When I retired on Trinity Sunday 2015, I changed St. Blogory's subtitle to reflect my new status and continued linguistic loyalties (French and Welsh): The internet café d’un prêtre à la retraite (for the French, retirement is "retreat") ac o offeiriad wedi ymddeol.
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This sermon was preached on December 10, 2000. + In the Love of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I know that Harry Potter is all the rage now, but long before Harry Potter,... Continue reading
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We pause once again to review the last ten posted Psalms, although this will be much longer than any previous last-ten posts, because Psalm 119 is divided into twenty-two sections! I'm going on Christmas vacation now! I'll resume these Psalm... Continue reading
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Note Title: A Song of Ascents Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 120 Ad Dominum 1 When I was in trouble, I called to the Lord; * I called to the Lord, and he answered me. 2 Deliver me, O Lord, from... Continue reading
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Note No Title The last installment of Psalm 119! Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Taw Appropinquet deprecatio 169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord; * give me understanding, according to your word. 170 Let my supplication come before... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Shin Principes persecuti sunt 161 Rulers have persecuted me without a cause, * but my heart stands in awe of your word. 162 I am as glad because of your promise *... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Resh Vide humilitatem 153 Behold my affliction and deliver me, * for I do not forget your law. 154 Plead my cause and redeem me; * according to your promise, give me... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Qoph Clamavi in toto corde meo 145 I call with my whole heart; * answer me, O Lord, that I may keep your statutes. 146 I call to you; oh, that you... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Sadhe Justus es, Domine 137 You are righteous, O Lord, * and upright are your judgments. 138 You have issued your decrees * with justice and in perfect faithfulness. 139 My indignation... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Pe Mirabilia 129 Your decrees are wonderful; * therefore I obey them with all my heart. 130 When your word goes forth it gives light; * it gives understanding to the simple.... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Ayin Feci judicium 121 I have done what is just and right; * do not deliver me to my oppressors. 122 Be surety for your servant's good; * let not the proud... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Samekh Iniquos odio habui 113 I hate those who have a divided heart, * but your law do I love. 114 You are my refuge and shield; * my hope is in... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Nun Lucerna pedibus meis 105 Your word is a lantern to my feet * and a light upon my path. 106 I have sworn and am determined * to keep your righteous... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Mem Quomodo dilexi! 97 Oh, how I love your law! * all the day long it is in my mind. 98 Your commandment has made me wiser than my enemies, * and... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Lamedh In æternum, Domine 89 O Lord, your word is everlasting; * it stands firm in the heavens. 90 Your faithfulness remains from one generation to another; * you established the earth,... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Kaph Defecit in salutare 81 My soul has longed for your salvation; * I have put my hope in your word. 82 My eyes have failed from watching for your promise, *... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Yodh Manus tuæ fecerunt me 73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me; * give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. 74 Those who admire you will be glad... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Teth Bonitatem fecisti 65 O Lord, you have dealt graciously with your servant, * according to your word. 66 Teach me discernment and knowledge, * for I have believed in your commandments.... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Heth Portio mea, Domine 57 You only are my portion, O Lord; * I have promised to keep your words. 58 I entreat you with all my heart, * be merciful to... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Zayin Memor esto verbi tui 49 Remember your word to your servant, * because you have given me hope. 50 This is my comfort in my trouble, * that your promise gives... Continue reading
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Note No Title Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Waw Et veniat super me 41 Let your loving-kindness come to me, O Lord, * and your salvation, according to your promise. 42 Then shall I have a word for those who... Continue reading
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Note No Title For the introduction to Psalm 119, please click here. Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 He Legem pone 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, * and I shall keep it to the end. 34... Continue reading
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Note No Title For the introduction to Psalm 119, please click here. Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Daleth Adhæsit pavimento 25 My soul cleaves to the dust; * give me life according to your word. 26 I have confessed my... Continue reading
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Note No Title For the introduction to Psalm 119, please click here. Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Gimel Retribue servo tuo 17 Deal bountifully with your servant, * that I may live and keep your word. 18 Open my eyes,... Continue reading
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Note No Title For the introduction to Psalm 119, please click here. Keeping and Jettisoning Psalm 119 Beth In quo corrigit? 9 How shall a young man cleanse his way? * By keeping to your words. 10 With my whole... Continue reading