“Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light, we sing thy praises O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” (Book of Common Prayer, p 64)  These words come from an ancient prayer called the Phos Hilaron, so named from its original Greek wording.  In English we…

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Dear People of God,  Our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall, has called for our prayers for her son Nathan. He is ten years old and attends school where my son does. We don’t know much more than that as I write and may never know much more.  This is the nature of life in…

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There is an elephant inside you, and a driver. The elephant is your will. Your will is that part of your internal being that gets things done. It is powerful and driven by desires that are basic and usually not fully formed or explored. The Christian spiritual tradition has always warned us about desires. They…

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Every year around the first of October, Episcopal churches celebrate Episcopal schools, and so have we for more than fifteen years. The choice to offer a school as part of the ministry of this parish was a bold one that has been an incredible blessing to the health and vitality of our parish. I often…

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