Year: 2009

Christmas wishes

We have a few Christmas wishes here at the Café and wonder if you would like to add your own in this open thread for Christmas.

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Bethlehem has opened Eden

Bethlehem has opened Eden:

Come, let us see!

We have found joy hidden!

Come, let us take possession of the paradise within the cave.

There the unwatered stem has appeared,

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Glad tidings of great joy

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

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Power of Santa

When late November arrives I know I am in for surprise greetings every time I go out. The words from strangers carry positive energy because people have good thoughts about Santa. . .

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A merrier Christmas for Ugandan gays and lesbians

“The state has no business with what people do in their bedrooms. What two consenting adults do, the state has no business… absolutely! It is discriminatory. Me, I don’t understand this idea of “African values.” ~ Chris Opoka of the Ugandan Peoples Congress

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Closeted Christian no longer

“Where are you going so early all dressed up?” she asked, chuckling. “To church?” We shared a laugh at the absurdity of a liberal New Yorker heading off to worship.

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Archbishop of York speaks

The Anglican Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has criticised both inhuman UK policy on asylum seekers and the anti-homosexuality bill currently going through the Ugandan parliament.

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Christmas Eve services online

Unable to participate in Christmas Eve services in your neck of the woods? Join services online in New York City and Atlanta (among others) via the Episcopal Church’s multimedia programming

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