Bishop Mary Glasspool, Bishop Assistant in the Diocese of New York, offers this reflection as we begin to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and make plans for our next chapters: Our clergy and congregations will be deciding how and when to worship and conduct meetings as we move toward more
The both/and of Holy Saturday: holding in tension the promise of resurrection and the pain of death. Praying this morning for all those grieving those they love but see no more. Sharing this meditation from Bishop Steven Charleston as we dwell in this liminal space between grief and resurrection. The dark has as much right
On this Good Friday as we stand once again at the foot of the cross, these words stand with us as both challenge and encouragement. Good Friday blessings from One in the Spirit. This is theday whenlife is raw,quivering,terrifying.The day of numbed emotions, the day of blunt nailsand splintered wood, of bruised flesh and red
And it is Maundy Thursday again … “maundy” for maundatum which is Latin for commandment. On this Thursday in Holy Week we remember the commandment our Lord gave us in one of his final acts before his arrest, trial and crucifixion: “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you so you
Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. [John 12: 20-22] The season that began what seems
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
It is the Saturday before Palm Sunday — and we prepare once again to enter what for Christians is the holiest week of the year as we journey with Jesus from the Hosannas and palms in the streets of Jerusalem to the agony of Good Friday … knowing our destination is the the glory of
During this Lenten journey we have brought various voices to this platform to speak and witness to the power of God’s love to unite, to transcend difference and to heal. Today — on this Friday-Before-Good Friday — we celebrate the front-line health care workers who serve and protect the most vulnerable among us during this
In these waning days of Lent we stand again on the cusp of Holy Week — coming to the end of the forty day journey we know leads through the pain of Good Friday to the joy of Easter Day. And this year — the Year of Our Lord 2021 — we make that ancient,
Almighty God, you called your servant Óscar Romero to be a voice for the voiceless poor, and to give his life as a seed of freedom and a sign of hope: Grant that we, inspired by his sacrifice and the example of the martyrs of El Salvador, may without fear or favor witness to your
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