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July 20, 2014

It is very good to be with you again – and to be here with you!  It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since we gathered at St. Michael and All Angels.  Your journey has been a long one, and in addition to grief and some despair at the...

July 11, 2014

Hello, EYE!  This body has gathered from many parts of The Episcopal Church – Taiwan, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, and 82 dioceses in the United States.  We speak many different languages and we come in many shapes, sizes, colors,...

June 29, 2014

Last weekend I participated in a memorial pilgrimage for St. Alban.  He died about 1800 years ago, as the first martyr in England.  The Romans were hunting down Christians and had heard that Alban was sheltering a priest, who had taught him about...

June 22, 2014

Not peace but a sword.  I thought shalom was the name of the game.  Yet here Jesus says he’s come to set one person up against another, and he tells his followers they’re going to find enemies among their closest relatives.  He gives the clear...

June 21, 2014

Greetings from The Episcopal Church, and its 82 churches named for Alban – one in Haiti and the others in 40 of the United States.  They are celebrating their patronal feasts this weekend as well.               Our communications director told me...

June 19, 2014

I was a stranger and you welcomed me. On June 20, communities across the globe will celebrate World Refugee Day, honoring the strength, resilience, and contributions of refugees. In 2014, the world has seen the heights to which refugees can rise...

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