April 20, 2014
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Christ In All Things: The Faith Of Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick's Day

from the book
Holidays Are Holy Days
Sermons For Special Sundays


Alex A. Gondola, Jr.



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On this Saint Patrick's Day I'd like to begin the sermon with an Irish greeting: "Cead Mile Failta" (pronounced keed mila felt-ya). That's my best Irish for "A hundred thousand welcomes," which, they tell me at the Keltic Kitchen, is the appropriate way to greet any large assembly (whether there happen to be 100,000 people or not). As you might have guessed, I'm not Irish myself. Still, on Saint Patrick's Day, many of us like to be at least a little bit "Irish." I once read a newspaper article listing ten things anyone could do to be authentically Irish on Saint Patrick's Day. The article went something like this:

a1.
Drink a pot of tea.
a2.
... Start
Ulysses by James Joyce (notice it suggests we "start Ulysses," but doesn't require that we finish it).
a3.
(Go to your local video store and rent)
The Field, ... In the Name of the Father, (or The Secret of Roan Inish or perhaps The Quiet Man).
a4.
Walk in the...

This Saint Patrick's Day sermon, Christ In All Things: The Faith Of Saint Patrick, is based on Romans 5:1-5 and relates to Saint Patrick's Day of Cycle of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Holidays Are Holy Days . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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