Pentecost

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Total votes: 248
May 28, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, in his Pentecost letter to the Anglican Communion, encourages Anglicans to pray for renewal in the Spirit and focus on the priority of mission, so that "we may indeed do what God asks of us and let all people know that new and forgiven life in Christ is...

Total votes: 289
May 1, 2005

One of the great beauties of the Christian year is that every 12 months (give or take a bit for the moveable feasts) it brings us, with whatever joy or sorrow we may be carrying, to a place that is known to us with great familiarity and is also completely strange. The world has changed, and we...

Total votes: 308
May 1, 2005

Our recent meeting of the House of Bishops produced a remarkable convergence summed up in a Covenant Statement which has been seen by many as the fruit of the Spirit’s activity among us. What emerged is far more than words on a page but a fundamental disposition rooted and grounded in a force...

Total votes: 307
June 23, 2004

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

The last weeks of the Easter Season and first weeks of Pentecost for me have been particularly rich and full. I preached at the commencements of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and the Virginia Theological Seminary. As well, I...

Total votes: 335
June 1, 2004

ON MAY 30 we mark the end of the Great 50 Days of Easter with the Feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the infant church. The ending takes us back to the beginning, as one of the gospel readings for the day relates the risen Christ’s encounter on the first...

Total votes: 314
June 10, 2003

December 25th, 2000

O come thou Wisdom from on high…

All is neither calm nor bright as we once again celebrate the Savior's birth. Instead, we find ourselves in a bleak midwinter of fear and rage, rocks and bullets, which have turned the land of Jesus' birth into a war zone. Yet...

Total votes: 403
June 10, 2003

The Primates of the Anglican Communion send this pastoral letter to all bishops, clergy and people of our churches, with the desire that it be read or distributed at public worship on the Feast of Pentecost, 2003.

"I have called you friends." (John 15.15)

United in Common Prayer and...

Total votes: 243
June 10, 2003

December 21st, 2000

Just before Christmas the Presiding Bishop sent a letter to all bishops reflecting on the common life of the Episcopal Church. The Presiding Bishop's Office has received numerous requests from others for copies of this letter. Therefore, as it may be of more general...

Total votes: 403
May 22, 2003

We are now in the season of Pentecost, having moved through the Great Fifty Days of Easter which culminated on May 20 with the celebration of the day of Pentecost.

Well I remember from my own experiences as a parish priest, and then a bishop making visitations, the energy that went into...

Total votes: 318
November 25, 2001

December 24th, 2001 Christmas 2001

O God, your passionate Word to our warring and divided world is Jesus who, arms stretched upon a cross, breaks down all walls of division and hostility and holds all people and all creation in a fierce embrace of unyielding and unconquerable love....

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Sermons

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November 15, 2016

When you think of a king what image immediately comes to mind?

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July 17, 2011

In a classic strip of the famed “Peanuts” newspaper cartoon, Lucy explains to her little brother

Total votes: 323
July 10, 2011

Southern California is a maze of concrete freeways: two lanes, four lanes, eight lanes, high-occ

Total votes: 288
July 4, 2011

As our nation celebrates its 235th anniversary, reflection on our liberty, freedom, and relation

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July 3, 2011

“Come to me, all you that are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

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June 26, 2011

"The wages of sin is death." Pulled out of the context of the majestic letter to the church in R

Total votes: 278
June 24, 2011

Much has been made in the popular press in recent years of so-called “helicopter parents.”

Total votes: 282
June 19, 2011

God. Is too big for your brain. You cannot capture nor contain God.

Total votes: 301
June 12, 2011

The story of the coming of the Holy Spirit in an almost visible form – a form that was perceived

Total votes: 278
May 23, 2010

[NOTE TO READER: In paragraph 22, the Hebrew word ruach is pronounced “ROO-ark.”]

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Today we mark Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus

Today the church celebrates the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after East

Today the church celebrates the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after Easter Day.

What if the Holy Spirit answered our Pentecost prayers?

Lesson Plans

The word Pentecost comes from the Greek meaning fiftieth day.

In today's Gospel passage we find Jesus gently preparing his disciples for the coming of the Adv