Katharine Jefferts Schori

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 00:00

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers the following statement on the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States: As Episcopalians, we pray for the President of the United States each time we gather for worship. In...

Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 00:00

What have you heard this morning? “Hurry up!” “Where are the car keys?” “Sshh!” “It’s good to see you.” Or maybe you’ve heard babies crying, beautiful music, the rustling in the pew near you. Did you hear God’s voice? For...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - 00:00

All the governance machinery of the Episcopal Church is preparing for General Convention -- oiling the gears, testing the tire pressure, checking the (electronic) connections, updating the service manuals. The pace is increasing, and it is quite...

Monday, January 5, 2009 - 14:26

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori reiterated her December 29 call for an immediate ceasefire saying:  We are deeply saddened by the first-hand reports we are receiving from Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza about the casualties they are...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 00:00

What happens when authority calls? David, the military general, is now king, and thinks it's time to end the military campaign. David has been able to settle down, and act like peace really has come. He's even built himself a great palace, with...

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 00:00

I’ve started twitching. I’m not used to being addressed as “ma’m,” even though when I talk to people I don’t know on the phone, they often call me “sir.” I know it’s an important sign of recognizing authority in military culture...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 00:00

The people in darkness have seen the light. 'ow you who live in Christ are light. Everything exposed by the light becomes light. 'You are the light of the world, so don't hide it under a bushel ' let it shine out and enlighten the world. Light...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 00:00

I've been to several major anniversary celebrations in recent weeks. Last weekend I was in Cincinnati celebrating 100 years with Redeemer parish. Two weeks before that I was on Staten Island, celebrating 300 years with St. Andrew's, on the feast of...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 00:00

Well, is there anxiety in this town as the machinery of government shifts gears? I’ll warrant that there will continue to be a lot of anxiety until the new administration settles in, probably several months from now. Who’s going to sit in...

Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 00:00

There is an old tradition that says there are 100 names for God, 99 of which can be pronounced. The 100th is still beyond speech, a mystery. What names do you know? Father, Son, Holy Spirit are the easy ones. Jesus, Lord, Savior; prince of...

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