A Catholic Church for a Global World

January 9, 2019

[…] of Western Massachusetts, a former Young Adult Service Corps missionary, and the author of two books about mission and the world church: Grace at the Garbage Dump: Making Sense of […]

Sermons That Work

In Today’s Reading…, Palm Sunday (C) – 2001

April 08, 2001

[…] our Master? Is that part of it really necessary? Many of the prayers in The Book of Common Prayer end with a reference to Jesus as Savior, but most of them end with […]


Prescription Drugs: Far too Costly

July 14, 2021

[…] being renewed, she may bless your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” – Book of Common Prayer, pg. 458 Prescription drugs are a miracle of modern medicine. We can treat and […]


In The Shadow of War: A Pastoral Letter

March 18, 2003

[…] may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Book of Common Prayer, page 815. The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church March 18, 2003 The […]


Holy Cross

December 14, 2012

[…] the trouble I’ve seen             Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen             Glory hallelujah!   Book of Common Prayer p 517 Ibid. pp 302-303 Ibid. p 518 Ibid. p 308 Church of the […]

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A message from the Episcopal Church Executive Council

October 27, 2011

[…] (DFMS) and Council’s report to the 77th General Convention, commonly referred to as the “Blue Book.” Also on the agenda were reports to General Convention from the D020 Task Force, […]

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For All the Saints, All Saints’ Day (A) – 1999

November 01, 1999

[…] has been restored to a place of honor in our own liturgical calendar by the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. There is an emerging pattern, in some churches, of celebrating the feast of […]


A Good and Joyful Thing: Advent Meditation, 12/20/2012

December 20, 2012

[…] humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen ( Book of Common Prayer, p. 252).

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Obedience, Not Ritual, Proper 17 (B) – 2012

September 02, 2012

[…] obey. Our rituals in the Episcopal Church are so beautiful, so full of meaning. Our Book of Common Prayer is filled with exquisite prayers. And then we leave church and go back to […]

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Christ’s Own for Ever, Epiphany 1 (B) – 2018

January 07, 2018

[…] include opera, fine dining, and boating. Sermon-English-Epiphany-1B-2018Download From the Thanksgiving over the Water in The Book of Common Prayer . Daniel V. Stevick, Baptismal Moments; Baptismal Meanings (New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1987), […]

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