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“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” BCP p. 265

Posted by on February 16, 2021 in Archives, Meditations | Comments Off on “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” BCP p. 265

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” BCP p. 265

Lent begins with the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday and with a reminder of our mortality. This year we need no reminder of our mortality. Over 465,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, and every night when we click on the news, we learn of more deaths, more hospitalizations, and more variants of the coronavirus. Probably everyone has at least one friend or family member who has died from COVID-19 and its complications. Lent is traditionally a time of serious reflection on the life and death of Christ and on our personal spiritual journeys, The social isolation and fears for our safety...

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Lenten Message from Bishop Duncan

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Lenten Message from Bishop Duncan

The 40 Days of Lent     Dear Sisters in Christ,       We are about to enter the Season of Lent. We prepare not only for Holy Week and the Easter celebration, but also for deepening our personal spirituality. I have over many years observed this time with prayer, fasting and good works in their many forms and outcomes. In my journey I have found this helpful in the physicality of focusing on not just “good works” but also deepening the areas of where I need to grow. It is not always easy. I am an extrovert. The Pandemic forces all of us to isolate for appropriate reasons.      Yet, how I...

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Epiphany

Posted by on January 5, 2021 in Archives | Comments Off on Epiphany

Epiphany

Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him. Matthew 2:2 The Feast of Epiphany commemorates the journey of a group of wise men from the East who realized that something unusual was happening in the night sky and began a pilgrimage to find where and to whom the star would lead them. What they found was the Christ, and when they did, they worshipped him. The word “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word “epiphaneia” which means “manifestation.” The Feast of Epiphany commemorates the manifestation to the wise men of the...

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Epiphany 2021

Posted by on January 5, 2021 in Archives, Chaplain | Comments Off on Epiphany 2021

Epiphany 2021

Dear Sisters in Christ, During this Pandemic I “feel” that time is moving very quickly which is odd; I would have thought I would be experiencing time dragging out and painfully slow. It seem to me that even with time on my hands it is moving rapidly. In an interesting way time to just sit and be and think is appealing to me. In short doses of course! (I am an extrovert!)We are all on a journey and like the “Wise Men” we move forward in different ways; sometime by returning from where we began. Just as we are told they returned home, but by another way. How do we see our lives changed by...

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Darkness Shall Not Prevail

Posted by on December 29, 2020 in Archives, TEC_News | Comments Off on Darkness Shall Not Prevail

Darkness Shall Not Prevail

From Nancy Young, National President Advent is a time of waiting and expectation, a time when we look forward to Christmas Day and the celebration of Christ’s birth—a time when we anticipate being with family and celebrating with friends, of gathering in a beautifully decorated church, of enjoying glorious music, and of sharing Eucharist. This year, however, for many of us, the Christmas season has been a dark time, a time of struggle, of loss, of loneliness, and of grief. Daily we hear the names of nurses, doctors, teachers, celebrities, friends who have died from COVID-19 or its...

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Bishop Duncan’s Christmas Letter

Posted by on December 29, 2020 in Archives, Chaplain | Comments Off on Bishop Duncan’s Christmas Letter

Bishop Duncan’s Christmas Letter

From The Rt. Rev. Philip Duncan, National Chaplain December 25, 2020 Each year I prepare for Christmas, and each year I try to think back to the Advents before in hoping to make my process more complete and fruitful in the getting ready. Soon that preparation will be in the past, and Christmas will be here, and I know I will have done my best and that is what is important. None of us is perfect, and Christmas is about God sending all of us His own perfection through The Word Made Flesh: His Son Jesus! I believe we each need to “relax” into the real sense of the Christmas message...

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