Tag Archives: poetry

Advent Hope

(Matthew Hanisian and I have made a one-time switch this week, since I have written a Thanksgiving Daily Cup since 2008 and couldn’t think of any new ways this year to express my immense gratitude for all of God’s gifts.  … Continue reading

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The round earth’s imagined corners

(parts of this were originally published on May 24, 2012)  AND (from the Shameless Commerce Division, information about a choir event on October 4 that gives you a fun way to support the music offerings of this parish: An Evening … Continue reading

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You Are Worthy, Mr. Herbert

Ambiguity that opens the door to many ways of thinking is at the heart of Anglicanism, I think, and the essence of George Herbert’s poetry too. This 17th century priest and poet appeared on the scene at a crucial moment … Continue reading

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The Seven Last Words of Christ

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do The Seven Last Words of Christ, or more literally, the seven last phrases of Christ, are believed to have been uttered by Jesus while on the cross. They are words … Continue reading

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Annealed by God’s love

Today is the feast day on our liturgical calendar for the 17th century Anglican priest and metaphysical poet George Herbert.   Lord, how can man preach thy eternall word?                   He is a brittle crazie glasse: Yet in thy temple thou … Continue reading

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Tolle Lege

As the program year for the church begins many of us will return to more regular disciplines of prayer and study.  For a lot of us this means more time reading the bible.  In 1996 Billy Collins published Introduction to … Continue reading

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