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What Have We Learned?

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

Sorrow needs a home as well as joy

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

The worst that we can do cannot kill God’s love

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

The Sacrament of Servanthood

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

The love that lures us toward hope

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

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The Both/And of Holy Week

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,

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You are more of a healer than you know

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

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The True Colors of Love in Action

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

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