Katharine Jefferts Schori

Friday, June 1, 2007 - 00:00

Was Pentecost just something that happened 2,000 years ago? Is it just a theological way of talking about the presence of the Spirit in the earliest church? What does it mean for us today?This church has a mission, or, as someone has more...

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 00:00

I had a remarkable encounter recently with a young woman who still bears the scars from abuse she experienced as a child. She has a deep and abiding faith in God, but not much use for religion. She asked me a hard question: "How can your church...

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 00:00

As we move from Epiphany, the season in which we celebrated the manifestation of God in Jesus to the nations, it is appropriate to reflect on our mission and the ways in which God’s love is made evident in and by our own efforts.I have been...

Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 00:00

  2 Lent, Year C, RCL 4 March 2007 St. Michael and All Angels, Portland, 9 On Friday I went over to Good Sam hospital to visit John Scannell. I took the MAX and the Portland Streetcar for the first time. I've actually never lived in this city,...

Friday, February 23, 2007 - 00:00

Welcome – many of you have traveled far to join this gathering of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  The people of this world thank you for your passion for the healing that comes through attending to the needs of more than half...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 00:00

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offered the following reflections following the February 15-19 meeting of Anglican Primates near Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.   - - - - - - - - - - A Season of Fasting: Reflections on the Primates' Meeting...

Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 19:00

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is calling congregations to commemorate "ONE Sunday" on February 25, the First Sunday in Lent. "ONE Sunday" is an effort to join congregations in prayer and reflection for people living in extreme poverty...

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 00:00

When you think about the word friend, who comes to mind? One of my closest and longest-standing friends is somebody I didn'€™t quite warm up to the first several times we met. Somehow she just rubbed me the wrong way. We ended up working on a...

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 00:00

How do we understand our mission -- as Christians, as Episcopalians, as congregations in this church? We might begin with the catechism's definition of it as "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ" (p. 855 in the Book of...

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - 00:00

One of the significant challenges in our life as a church has to do with reaching out to the unchurched. I come from a part of the country where few people are active in religious communities, and the culture is quite clearly non-Christian.That...

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