A Time of Contrasts, A Time for Prayer

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We are living in a time of enormous contrasts. On the positive side, we are finally seeing the rates of COVID-19 fall (although there are still warnings of a possible surge), along with rates of vaccination going up (although plateauing in some places). We can be grateful that our vaccines are being shared with people […]

Lent 2021

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In the Western church calendar, Lent begins this year on February 17, 2021, which is Ash Wednesday. Here is a selection of past blog posts that are appropriate for Lent. 6/10/2016           The Place of the Religious Life in the 21st Century 7/8/2016             Prayers for a Hurting World 7/15/2016           Trinities: Historical Alternatives to “Father, Son and […]

Statement by Bishops United Against Gun Violence

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Over 70 bishops of the Episcopal Church have organized against the epidemic of gun violence in our country. Following the horrific mass shooting on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Florida, the bishops issued yet another plea for action; the statement was distributed in our local parishes the following Sunday, February 18, 2018, the First Sunday in […]

Prayers for a Hurting World

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 I invite you to pray! Whether you believe in a supreme being or not, whether or not you are part of a religious group or congregation, you may feel the need to do something in these trying times. I’m prejudiced, but I believe that my Episcopal tradition offers a rich array of prayers for almost […]