Lent

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March 1, 2002

"Words are a medium of divine self-disclosure," I once heard Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel declare to a group of Christian liturgists as they congratulated themselves at having celebrated a largely wordless liturgy. I recall that he looked like a Hebrew prophet of old, and spoke with the...

June 10, 2001

March 4th, 2001

For many of us Lent is a dreary and lugubrious season to be filled with self-discipline, and self-scrutiny, only to be relieved by the alleluias of Easter. And yet, one of the prefaces assigned to the eucharistic prayer in our Prayer Book (page 379) bids us to "prepare...

April 1, 2001

March 9th, 2001

The Bishops of the Episcopal Church meet twice each year for prayer, consultation, mutual support. and learning, for the good of the church and the world we are called to serve. We gathered for our spring retreat this year from March 9-14 in the ancient mountains of the...

March 19, 1999

Friday in Lent V

During a season marked by self examination, repentance and reconciliation to God and one another, we find ourselves witnessing the terrible spectacle of violence and civil strife being visited upon the people in the state of Kosovo and wider Yugoslavia. I invite those in...

March 1, 1999

The Lenten journey is oriented toward Jerusalem. With Jesus and his disciples we go up to the Holy City and enter into the Paschal mystery of his dying and rising: to the cross and then through the cross into resurrection. This is what the celebration of Holy Week and the Great Vigil of Easter...

February 1, 1999

On February 14 lovers will exchange cards and flowers in celebration of St. Valentine's Day. Three days later we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The feast of hearts and cupids and the season of Lent each - in its own way - points to the same thing: the mystery of love.

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