Katerina Katsarka Whitley

Katerina Whitley Episcopal

Biography

Katerina Whitley, a native of Thessaloniki, Greece is a long-term writer for these pages. She worked as diocesan editor in the Diocese of East Carolina and as the PR & Communication associate for the then Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief during Bishop Edmond Browning's tenure. She is the author of seven books in circulation and an active public speaker and performer. She lives in Boone, N.C. where she teaches at Appalachian State University.

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February 28, 1999

This is one of those Sundays when the three lectionary readings are perfectly connected with the same theme. Let's call it, "the plunge into faith." In the Old Testament lesson, Abraham is called out of his home. If his age, 75, is...

April 10, 1998

To read these words is to step on holy ground. One suddenly understands why the Hebrew people used to untie their sandals and cover their heads in the presence of the Holy. How can one read this story of stories of St. John's without...

December 21, 1997

In this lovely time of the year, we are reminded that what will happen on Christmas Day, what did happen 2,000 years ago, was foretold for centuries. Not foretold in a way that means looking into the future, but foretold in the way...

November 27, 1997

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. It contains within it charming customs, optimism, the gathering of family, the offering of thanks. Like most national holidays, it is based on some facts and a lot of myths. But it remains...

October 26, 1997

The lectionary passages today continue with the magnificent words of Isaiah, the stern words in Hebrews, and the simply told stories of the Gospel according to Mark. Isaiah, the poet-prophet paints a vivid picture of a depraved...

October 19, 1997

The gospel today is a powerful reminder that all the ambitions that confront us in the office, on the job, in the community, all the pettiness that poisons our days, and all the jealousies that we feel are not something unique to us nor...

March 29, 1997

We have been on a journey this night. The scripture, prophecies, psalms, canticles, and stories have brought us through the long journey, the history of God's intervention in the lives of his people. And the message that came through...

October 13, 1996

The portion of this scripture must be read in conjunction with the section of Acts 17 where Paul's work in the city is first mentioned. Paul and Silas had left Philippi where they had established a church, and where they had had such...

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