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Home, Christmas 2 – 2000

January 02, 2000

[…] yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature.” In the Baptismal Covenant from the Book of Common Prayer we pledge to “strive for justice and peace…and respect the dignity of every human […]


The Opioid Epidemic: A Deadly Disease

July 1, 2021

[…] and to those who care for them, give patient understanding and persevering love. Amen. – Book of Common Prayer, pg. 831 Background In 2018, the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church approved […]

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God. Is Too Big For…, Trinity Sunday (A) – 2011

June 19, 2011

[…] Tradition has reduced theological statements about God to writing. You can find them in the Book of Common Prayer, in treatises, and even – in summary form – in the creeds: the Nicene […]


Passing Peace: Lenten Meditation, 3/18/2013

March 18, 2013

[…] we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen (A Prayer attributed to St. Francis,  Book of Common Prayer, p. 833).

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Bow at the Name of Jesus, Holy Name Day – 2012

January 02, 2012

[…] the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.” Our prayer book deems it so valuable that whenever the eighth day of Christmas, January 1, occurs […]


AdventWord 2019: 16. Learn

December 16, 2019

[…] to pick up your nametag to the foundational information in our Constitution and the Prayer Book), the gatherings would not be possible. Without the gatherings, we would not fully understand […]


December 9 – A Sign for You: A Word

December 9, 2023

[…] of the book. Or perhaps more accurately, a people of the books. Scripture and our Book of Common Prayer, first and foremost. And then we are the people of Constitutions, Canons, Journals, and […]

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Claim Your Identity, Holy Name Day – 2011

January 01, 2011

[…] we have also been given an audacious name. The Catechism in older versions of the Book of Common Prayer used to begin with this question: “What is your Name?” After saying your name, […]

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Justified by Faith, Proper 6 (C) – 2016

June 12, 2016

[…] us when we believe in God’s Son. The Articles of Religion that are printed in the  Book of Common of Prayer beginning on page 867, state this idea in words that Episcopalians […]


Service and Sacrifice: Lenten Meditation, 3/28/2013

March 28, 2013

[…] both night and day,who work while others sleep, and grant that we may neverforget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen ( Book of Common Prayer, p. 134).


A Lenten Journey of Restoration*

November 10, 2014

[…] the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.” (Ash Wednesday, Book of Common Prayer, 264) * This story was written with permission and in consultation with the student […]

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Paul’s Twelfth Chapter…, Proper 17 (A) – 2002

September 01, 2002

[…] that God has assigned” to us all. In the Catechism on page 855 in the Book of Common Prayer we acknowledge that “according to the gifts we have been given” we are to […]

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Bible Study: Lent 5 (B) – 2012

March 25, 2012

[…] is a psalm about praise and about God’s mercy. The morning daily devotion in the Book of Common Prayer begins with verses 11-13 from this psalm: “Create in me a clean heart, O […]


GC81 Daily Update: Thursday, June 27

June 27, 2024

Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky, the site of The Episcopal Church’s 81st General Convention, which runs through June 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. These daily updates from the Office […]


Lenten Series: Week 3 Values-Based Conversations

March 12, 2018

[…] on the way, that we may know you in the scriptures, in the breaking of bread, and in the hearts of all whom we meet. Amen.” (St. Augustine’s Prayer Book, Forward Movement)

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It’s Time to Clean House, Advent 2 (A) – 2004

December 05, 2004

[…] of sins is based in part on the Ash Wednesday Litany of Penitence in The Book of Common Prayer, pp.267-68.) Fill the dumpster high, and let the holy prophets haul it away. Spring-clean […]

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