Tag Archives: Book of Common Prayer

An Angelic Poke

As choir members from St. Alban’s gear up to host an “Evening in Paris” on Saturday (to which you are warmly invited: Evening in Paris at Bistro St. Alban’s, October 4, 7:00 p.m.)  it was a wonderful coincidence, if there … Continue reading

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Commonality

It’s always fascinating to contemplate the future. Scary, exciting, confusing, but certainly something most of us think about. Of course, the best any of us – the most learned expert to the youngest child – can do is look at … Continue reading

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Seeing Truth, Seeing Again

One of the great things about DC is the art galleries: great exhibits and rich permanent collections offer the opportunity to be renewed, to be challenged, to refresh your vision of this world. Just now, there is an exhibit at … Continue reading

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No Golf Clap Please

Every now and again, I am struck powerfully by something I see, or hear, or experience randomly.  In these moments it feels as if I’m being given a gift by God.  Some of them are positive reactions and some are … Continue reading

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All Saints’…All Souls’….Mystery Explained

To the left is the Ordo Kalendar that hangs on the wall in my office, and displays the liturgical “color ‘o the day.”  When you glance at it quickly what day jumps out at you?  Could it be Friday, November … Continue reading

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He Will Proclaim All Things to Us

Henry Martyn is the saint we celebrate today in the life of the church–a relatively recent saint having died only in 1812.  Martyn’s life was that of a missionary, spending a majority of his ordained life abroad, chiefly in India … Continue reading

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Mature Affirmation of Faith? See You in Church.

In the Book of Common Prayer, on page 412 under the section titled, “Concerning the Service,” reads the following: “In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been … Continue reading

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