Day: April 7, 2008

Bishop Katharine supports Jubilee legislation

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori sent a letter to the House of Representatives on April 6 offering the Episcopal Church’s “very strong endorsement” for H.R. 2634, the Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Debt Cancellation, which is scheduled for consideration on the House floor this week.

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Old sins for a new age

Eduardo Porter observes in the New York Times the difficulties of bringing forward ancient teachings to modern realities, when Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti, regent of the

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It is written….

Bishop Duncan of Pittsburgh has a prophecy. He writes, in the magazine of Trinity Cathedral of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, that 2008 is the “year of of the Gate.” And through this gate will march the true church carrying forward a new reformation.

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How would Jesus choose?

Adam Hamilton is a mega-church pastor who sees gray where others see black or white. The pastor of Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, Kansas, the largest congregation in the United Methodist Church, says that it is time says he is pro-choice “with a heavy heart” and that the abortion debate has been too polarized for too long.

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Coming to Church: a reminiscence

St. Columba’s was undergoing revival in those days, seeing tremendous growth in worship attendance, music ministry, outreach, mission, education, and spiritual formation – much like St. Michael’s is today. I joined the choir there – my mother took classes and was received into the Episcopal Church – and for the rest of my childhood we spent most of our quality time associated with parish life in one form or another.

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Come, receive the light

‘Come, receive the light!’ With these words, the entire church, previously waiting in darkness, lights up in splendour. People’s faces shine. It is Easter midnight. The night said to be brighter than any day. Everyone, young and old, whether born into or received into the Orthodox faith, knows by heart the chant that will be repeated over forty days,the song that colours the yearly cycle:

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