Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

At the Start of The Day

In the summer of 2007 I started seminary at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia.  During my three years there I found one spiritual discipline that, until that time, had held little interest or joy for me:  Daily Morning Prayer. … 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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Ascending larks and descending doves

So often artists have helped us to visualize the Holy Spirit as a bird descending from God on high and alighting on us.  At this time of year, when birds are seen and heard in abundance, they are fitting symbols … Continue reading

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We invite you to come, Holy Spirit

A trinity of liturgical observances, each rather more difficult to define than Christmas or Easter,  have appeared on the church calendar these past few weeks – Pentecost two Sundays ago, followed by Trinity Sunday and today’s Corpus Christi.  Together they … Continue reading

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The Jesus of Politeness

Earlier this week The Rev. Dr. Carol Flett and I attended the monthly meeting of the Washington Episcopal Clergy Association, or WECA for short.  These monthly meetings are designed for the clergy of the diocese to come together for prayer, … Continue reading

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Lent Madness, Gregory of Nyssa Would Approve

For those of you who have read any  of my previous posts, you’ll notice a trend I think:  A bit about the life of the saint whose feast day we celebrate today, a portion of the collect or gospel passage … Continue reading

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What is your most memorable moment in church?

“What is your most memorable experience in church?” – This is one of my favorite questions to ask newcomers, couples engaged to be married, someone hoping to identify their gifts for ministry or a couple who come in to say … Continue reading

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