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Jul
28

The orientation of preparation

The orientation of preparation Fr. Matthew Olver argues that the proper position for the priest at prayer is facing the altar, facing the East.
Jul
27

Rite I Prayers of the People

Rite I Prayers of the People John Mason Lock writes on the "journey through time and space" in Rite I's intercessions.
Jul
24

It isn’t fair, Manasseh

It isn’t fair, Manasseh Justice, it would seem, is deferred. Our fathers pass the buck to us, and we pass it to the next generation.
Jul
23

The sacraments and pastoral judgment

The sacraments and pastoral judgment In May 2015, a flurry of stories came out about Bishop Greg Brewer and the baptism of the adopted son of two men in a committed same-sex relationship in Orlando, Florida.
Jul
22

Why we do this

Why we do this Receiving the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is treated like a weekly Pill by some of us.
Jul
21

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? "The Episcopal Church in" is becoming a replacement for "The Episcopal Diocese of." Thoughtful reflection on the nature of Christian community is in danger of being extinguished.
Jul
20

The new Areopagus: a 21st-century speech

The new Areopagus: a 21st-century speech Andrew Petiprin on a new fragment of the Apostle Paul's speech to the Areopagus.
Jul
17

We need the Marines

We need the Marines The insignia of the military remind other Americans of the costs of their manner of life. The habit of the religious life is similar.
Jul
16

Reflections on worship at GC

Reflections on worship at GC Quite a lot has been written on the legislation from the most recent General Convention. What tends to get overlooked is the quality of daily worship.
Jul
16

Secular holiness, or how to be happy in the zombie apocalypse

Secular holiness, or how to be happy in the zombie apocalypse “Modern life feels rather undead.”
Jul
15

Consider the ant

Consider the ant Nathan Jennings: This summer I have been meditating on God’s creation as a way to praise God and work on making my prayer life a bit more concrete.
Jul
14

Wooing millennials with tradition, not pyrotechnics

Wooing millennials with tradition, not pyrotechnics I consider it a blessing that most of our Episcopal churches are poorly set up for fog machines. We, at least, cannot rely on quick fixes.
Jul
14

My love won’t find you

My love won’t find you I really wanted (more than you know) a new TV; I really want a usable dining room table; I really want a good, stable job. Did I want my children with the same calculus of consumer desire? I hope the answer is no.
Jul
13

Convention called my bluff

Convention called my bluff You have worked long and diligently for this victory, and I hope it changes your lives for the better. I hope that it draws you closer to the heart of Christ and the fellowship of his church.

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