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Episcopal Navy chaplain manages logistics in New York City field hospital

April 24, 2020

[…] Thames realized he “didn’t have the bandwidth” to keep up the prayer routines he’d had for so long, like reading Scripture and praying the Anglican rosary. Those daily prayers have become concentrated into one psalm that’s become his mantra for the past month: Psalm 51, which contains the famous verse, “Create in me a clean […]

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A Year in the Life: Sundays with Marilee

May 18, 2021

[…] God–which is that God is Love–now asks me questions about the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. My mom, who has for many years cultivated a daily meditation practice, is discovering ways of weaving threads of Christianity back into her rich spirituality. My mom–from whom I have lived nearly 3,000 miles apart for […]

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Our Global Family, Last Sunday in Epiphany – 2015

February 15, 2015

[…] to see this connection every moment of every day. The challenge is to feel this connection to our sisters and brothers when we are engaged in our daily life, whether this is buying fair-trade coffee or lobbying for equal opportunities and better living conditions for those who work in factories around the world making […]

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It’s an Old, Familiar Image…, Easter 4 (C) – 2010

April 25, 2010

[…] we continue our journey through this season of Easter, let us dedicate ourselves to the task of reading Jesus’ word in Holy Scripture, worshipping regularly, saying our daily prayers and devotions, and looking throughout our daily lives for his calling to act as servants of Christ, reaching out in love and care and concern […]

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A Procession Is Different…, Lent 3 (A) – 1996

March 10, 1996

[…] are set apart from our fellows and from God, separated and removed by actions, desires, passions, indecision and decisions, pettiness and pride and all of the other daily sins. God knows everything I have ever done. My private procession to the Cross of Good Friday and to the holy night and dawn of Easter […]

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Lenten Devotions

November 6, 2014

[…] at Passport, Inc.’s devotional website d365.org through Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. This series features scripture, prayer and meditative thoughts, accompanied by music and can be accessed daily atwww.d365.org/journeytothecross. Shannon Kelly (a priest in the Episcopal Church and Province V’s Youth Ministry Liaison), Bruce Reyes-Chow, Bonnie Cassida, Julie Pennington-Russell, Peter Hanson, Bo Prosser and […]

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Episcopal, ELCA Presiding Bishops issue World AIDS Day 2011 letter

November 29, 2011

[…] years. Together we are part of a global family of 150 million Anglicans and Lutherans, most living in developing countries, for whom the virus is an ever-present daily reality. The struggle against HIV and AIDS is our own struggle as churches and, as the pandemic continues into its fourth decade, the urgency in our […]

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Sermon preached at the Society of St. John the Evangelist

January 10, 2005

[…] drawing all things to himself in one vast gesture of all embracing love, admits no abstraction, no distancing of Jesus from the flesh and blood realities of daily life. He was not exempt from the vagaries of the human condition in all its contractions, and the continual interplay of light and darkness in the […]

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Driven by the Spirit, Lent 1 (C) – 2016

February 14, 2016

[…] the waters of the river to hear the words that would set him apart while at the same time plunging him into the sufferings and joys of daily living: the words uttered at his baptism, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” How can one hear these words and […]

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2018 Advent Resources Available Online

November 15, 2018

[…] sections of the labyrinth each week in Advent, engaging in scripture, reflections, and activities. #AdventWord This popular Advent practice returns in 2018. Sign up to receive a daily word to use as a focus for your prayer and an invitation to share online. Find #AdventWord here. Sermons for Advent and Christmas (available in English […]

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Feast of Alfred the Great – Michigan Diocesan Convention

October 30, 2013

[…] language.  Alfred lived a long time before the English Reformation, but he insisted that people should be able to read and learn in the language of their daily speech.  “Teach them Latin later,” he said, “after they’ve learned in their own tongue.”  He did a lot of translation himself, beginning with Gregory the Great’s […]

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The First Fruits of Revival

October 17, 2018

[…] Our earlier experiment in virtual community told us we were ready. While many are doing The Bible Challenge privately or in small congregational groups, 143 are meeting daily on Facebook to share the experience and reflect on the scriptures of the day. This plunge into the Word of God has effects we cannot yet […]

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Marks of mission

June 10, 2008

[…] “sending,” and for us it means what we’re here to do and be. In a large view, it’s about partnering in building the Reign of God. In daily life, you and I get countless opportunities to engage in that mission.   In this season of heightened awareness of our part in the larger Anglican […]

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Episcopal House of Bishops offers A Word to the Church

March 12, 2013

[…] over the widely reported mass shootings in this country, recalling tragedies like Aurora, Oak Creek and Newtown.  We are outraged by the too often unseen and unacknowledged daily massacre of our young people in cities such as Chicago, Newark, Baltimore, Port-au-Prince, and Tegucigalpa.  This carnage must stop. As bishops of The Episcopal Church we […]

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Bible Study: Tuesday in Holy Week – 2020

April 7, 2020

[…] Some, like Isaiah, can affirm the moment the Lord calls and sends them. Others – like me – are always wondering God’s will and design on a daily basis. No matter how and when you come to know that God has called you to do God’s work, what is important is to acknowledge that […]

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Churchwide Bible Reading Initiative Begins in Epiphany 2020

November 22, 2019

[…] the seven Way of Love practices for a Jesus-centered life.” This is the third year for the Good Book Club, an initiative designed to support and encourage daily scripture. For the first time, the Anglican Church of Canada is actively participating with a special webinar offered by the Montreal Diocesan Theological College Also new this […]

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Perhaps Many of Us Will Think…, Lent 1 (B) – 2009

March 08, 2009

[…] But Abraham consented to this covenant offer, and for good reason. It would be hard to walk away from such an opportunity. But this covenant also demanded daily choices from Abraham. “Walk before me, and be blameless.” What God began with Abraham and Sarah was brought to fruition in our Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing […]

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Abundant Blessings

January 3, 2018

[…] start UTO if they don’t currently participate, and invite them to join in one of our Lenten programs with you. Prepare by using your own Blue Box daily with prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude. In the midst of all this, know that my heart is full of gratitude for all of you and for […]

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