Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tick tock

Sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 52 weeks in a year.  Time can fly, hang, and stand still.  Time, and our relationship to it, seems always … Continue reading

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How do we Believe and Grieve

“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day” John 6:54a Three weeks ago I was on the phone with an elderly gentleman from Cincinnati, my home … Continue reading

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But like a child at home

It’s impossible to know how many musical settings of the 23rd Psalm there are.   In The Hymnal 1982 alone there are four settings (Hymns 645, 646, 663 and 664).  Choral anthems and solo settings may well run into the hundreds.  … Continue reading

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San Marco

A few years ago, I had the good fortune to find myself at the Basilica of San Marco, in Venice. A rococo fantasy of white stone, delicate tracery, and soaring domes, it seems to float above the ground. Within, golden … Continue reading

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Accidental Communion

I didn’t want to go to Communion this past Sunday.  Just didn’t want to.  Since I was on the schedule to lead the Teen Service, I ducked into the Little Sanctuary fully planning on ditching when the group left to … Continue reading

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Abstinence Dispensed

In my office is a calendar.  The calendar is the “Churchman’s Ordo Kalendar” which shows a whole host of good things like the saint of the day, which proper preface is said at the daily Eucharist if you are having … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Hello

It was almost exactly one year that I first posted this piece, and in saying goodbye to yet another colleague this coming weekend I find it still says what I’m feeling: It has become painfully clear that the more people … Continue reading

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