Tag Archives: Epiphany

Touched

The parish I serve is located next to National Cathedral, and my favorite place within the Cathedral is the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. It’s not grand or majestic, or even particularly awe-inspiring. Instead, it is humble: a tiny space … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year with Hope for Habitual Tenderness

John Newton was born in London on July 24, 1725.  His mother died when he was six and his father was a seafarer.  At eighteen years old Newton was pressed into the naval service where, as remembered by his friend … Continue reading

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Boast Madly in God

(revised from a posting first published February 16, 2012) This Sunday marks the end of the Epiphany season and a chance to relish the word “alleluia”, before it disappears from our prayers and hymns until Easter. As it happens alleluia … 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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Light Before Dawn

(revised from posting in January 2013) Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. – Rabindranath Tagore Days are lengthening, and even amid the cloudy days of winter we sense that light is returning. … Continue reading

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It’s Magic, You Know?

On Saturday evening, January Eleventh, in the year of Our Lord 2014, Deacon Juan Pastor Reyes was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests.  The service was magical.  Perhaps, as someone who is ordained and all, rather than describing the … Continue reading

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Born of Light

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.  – Rabindranath Tagore Days are lengthening, and even amid the cloudy days of winter we sense that light is returning.  Our liturgical calendar plants us for … Continue reading

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