Lent

Lent

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March 1, 2017

By: Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director, Office of Government Relations

“Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute.

Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” -Proverbs 31: 8-9

 “Be merciful as your Father in heaven is merciful.” -Luke 6:...

January 9, 2017

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2017 Lenten Meditations is now available in English and Spanish at episcopalrelief.org/Lent. This special online toolkit includes links to order printed booklets from the Episcopal Marketplace,...

March 25, 2016

By: The Rev. Joshua Samuel, Priest in Charge, Church of the Resurrection, Richmond Hill, Queens, NY

There is a common saying in Tamil (a South Indian language) that it is alright to pardon an enemy or an oppressor, but one should never forgive a betrayer. I think that this proverb makes sense as it is indeed very difficult to accept betrayal, especially as betrayal fundamentally means...

March 24, 2016

By: El Rvdo. Canónigo Anthony Guillén Misionero para el Ministerio Latino/Hispano, La Iglesia Episcopal

Jesús dijo, Vayan a la cuidad, a casa de cierto hombre, y díganle: El maestro dice: mi hora está próxima; en tu casa celebraré la Pascua con mis discípulos.

Mateo 26, 18

 

“Vayan”.

“Vayan a la ciudad.”

“Vayan a la cuidad, a la casa de cierto hombre.”...

March 24, 2016

By: The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries, The Episcopal Church

“Go.”

“Go into the city.”

“Go into the city to a certain man.”

Go into the city to a certain man, and say.”

Jesus sent two of his disciples into the city with clear instructions to seek a certain man that goes un-named but who both Jesus and the disciples...

March 23, 2016

By: Heidi J. Kim, Missioner for Racial Reconciliation, The Episcopal Church

It is Holy Week. This week is always hard for me, as I am impatient to get to Easter without having to go through Good Friday. On Palm Sunday, I am always moved by the way my parish remembers the story of Holy Week; we enter into the service with a raucous celebration, part of the joyful crowd...

March 23, 2016

By: The Rev. Matthew Welch, Assistant Rector, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA

Jesus covers a lot of ground in the gospels, but who determined where he went? 

Matthew, the gospel writer, tells us that the infant Jesus was carried by Mary and Joseph from Bethlehem to Egypt, to avoid Herod’s wrath.  Mark tells us that the Spirit drove Jesus out into the...

March 22, 2016

By: The Rev. Margaret R. Rose, Ecumenical and Interreligious Deputy to the Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church

Each Holy Week,  as I read the scriptures leading to Gethsemane, the Last Supper, and inevitably the cross,  I am aware of Jesus’ care for those who have been with him along the way:  The disciples who left everything, the women who learned and  traveled with him,  and the many who...

March 21, 2016

By: Elizabeth Kennington, The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Betrayal is a breakdown in trust. In my experience it represents the worst kind of pain. I think of three particular instances in my life in which I have felt betrayed. All three of these instances changed my life and left their own individual scars that caused me to be more cautious in...

March 20, 2016

By: The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation

The parable of the Good Samaritan is surely one of Jesus’ Top 10. People who know nothing of Christianity still recognize the story: the three religious leaders, each of whom encounters the wounded man on the Jericho Road; the priest and the Levite who walk on by; the Samaritan who...

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