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Jean Meade

The Rev. Dr. Jean McCurdy Meade is a retired priest of the Diocese of Louisiana, formerly the Rector of Mount Olivet Church, New Orleans. She resides now in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas, as well as Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New Orleans.

The Holy Ghost, the Comforter

Te Deum Laudamus Sometimes we hear people in church seek to eliminate gendered words for God in our prayers. Now that I am in the...

All Twelve Days of Christmas

When I was a school girl at Saint Mary’s Hall, an Episcopal private school in San Antonio, Texas, we high school piano students would...

Intercessory Prayer for Christians

I recently went to visit an old friend I had not seen for a good while. He now in his wheelchair most of the time...

Jacob’s Ladder for Christians: A Meditation Upon the Seven Sacraments

By Jean McCurdy Meade The founders of the monastic movements of the Middle Ages often used the metaphor of a monastery or convent as an...

A Centurion Named Julius

By Jean McCurdy Meade Many Christians, including those who are very familiar with the New Testament, might say, “Who is Julius?” We know about some...

The Holy Name and the Circumcision

By Jean McCurdy Meade The Christmas lesson from Luke ends with the shepherds going back to their fields, glorifying God for all that they had...

I Want to Be One Too: On All Saints’ Day

By Jean McCurdy Meade  For all the Saints who from their labors rest. (Hymnal 287) I sing a song of the saints of God (Hymnal 293) O...

Esau: Forgiveness and Seeing the Face of God

By Jean McCurdy Meade Esau gets a bad rap in the Bible. St. Paul quotes the prophet Malachi, “Jacob I loved but Esau I hated,”...

The Sign on the Cross

By Jean McCurdy Meade IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM Ἰησοῦς ὁ Ναζωραῖος ὁ βασιλεύς τῶν Ἰουδαίων שוע הנצרי ומלך היהודים. Americans don’t like the idea of a monarchy; we may watch The...

A Sword Shall Pierce Your Soul Also: Mary and the Ministry of Jesus

By Jean McCurdy Meade Mary the mother of our Lord is the most revered saint in the Christian world; indeed, many Christians regularly pray for...