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Connections

This coming Sunday, as well any other I hope, demonstrates how music contributes to the rich variety of worship that is possible in a liturgical setting. When I planned the music this past summer for what I guessed would be … Continue reading

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The Tabernacle Within

Draw your gaze inward, we were instructed in a yoga class yesterday morning. Draw your gaze inward.  Such a kind invitation. Teresa of Avila, 16th century Carmelite nun, mystic, and author is celebrated on the liturgical calendar today. Teresa’s interior … Continue reading

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Real Dazzle

A few days ago, June 29 to be exact, the liturgical calendar celebrated the Feast Day for Saints Peter and Paul, patron saints of our neighbor, Washington National Cathedral. In Sam Portaro’s brilliant book of reflections on lesser feasts and … Continue reading

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A Song to the Lamb – from every family, language, people and nation

Does it sometimes seem that the more ways we have to communicate – email, texting, Twitter, and even actual conversation – the less we actually say?  The more confused we are about what is being said?  Too often it really … Continue reading

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Flickers of Light

The United Nations has declared 2015 an “International Year of Light” (U.N. Year of Light). Several pieces sung during January and February by the choirs of St. Alban’s have texts that center on themes of light. Coincidence? We are now … Continue reading

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Singing Songs of Expectation

Gather, Pause, Reflect, Listen, Await, Sing This Sunday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent Congregational hymns, choral anthems, and readings taken from The King James Bible Choral Introit:     Matins … Continue reading

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Is That Relevant?

These are a few of my least favorite things: umbrellas, litter, slugs, and stinky cheese. And here’s a recent addition to the list – the word “relevant.” I noticed an advertisement in The Washington Post this past week for a … Continue reading

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