Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Papal Visit to America

My hope for the world from the visit to America last week of Pope Francis comes from one of the prayers for a newly married couple in the marriage service in the book of Common Prayer.  It reads, “Grant that … Continue reading

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On Earth… as it is in Heaven.

In preparation for an upcoming event at St. Alban’s,  Expressions of Faith; A Creative Retreat,  I’m re-reading a book that was given to me on the occasion of my ordination to the priesthood.  The book is Pavel Florensky’s Iconostasis.   … Continue reading

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Second Great

A wise preacher once remarked, “If you find you can’t do ANYthing else, keep it short.”  So in that spirit I’ll offer something that’s been bumping around my mind for the past couple of days:   I’m beginning to be … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.  Jimi Hendrix Didn’t think you’d ever see me quoting Jimi Hendrix? It was one of many things said by the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop-elect, The … Continue reading

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The most extraordinary thing was the silence. Gathered on the White House lawn with several thousand people, I had expected a bit of a mob: people jostling, shoving, pushing to get a better view. Instead, all was order, calm, and … Continue reading

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Holy Cross Day and Corpus Christi

After I published last week’s Cup on Holy Cross Day, an aspect of it occurred to me that I had missed – that it shares something with the Feast of Corpus Christi.  Both are celebrations occurring, intentionally, outside the season … Continue reading

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Fluchtlinge Willkommen

I concluded a sermon I preached yesterday at St. Alban’s Church by drawing an association between two images: Michelangelo’s Pieta housed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and the image of Aylan Kurdi cradled in a Policeman’s arms.  An … Continue reading

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