Giving Thanks

Real gratitude is a spiritual practice. It is impossible to be alone or simply “the boss” when we allow ourselves to be filled with the spirit of thanksgiving. To be grateful for material and spiritual blessings is a start. In a month of weeks full of bad news, this is...

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Ramadan Mubarak !

Our Muslim sisters and brothers are halfway through their Ramadan observance now. This movable feast doesn’t always fall during summertime, but fasting from before sunrise to after sunset is obviously most difficult this time of year in our latitude because the nights are so short. As a spiritual practice this...

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How to Pray For Others

On Tuesday evening at Forum, the Search Committee of the Cathedral asked for our prayers. This is the week when they are receiving and reviewing the applications for the position of our next Dean and Rector.   So it’s a good time for a “tune up” of our prayer skills.  This...

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Socks and Sustenance: The Why Of It

Every January, the Social Service Society collects socks to hand out at the End-of-the-month Lunch, which now serves some 240 men and women nine months of the year. January is the toughest one, coming after Christmas, which, while tough enough for many folks, also sees the distribution of some extra goodies...

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Anticipation

Advent Sunday ushers in, for Christians, a time of growing anticipation. And while it might seem “godly” to eschew the commercial holiday madness, preparing a place for generosity … tokens of love for our near ones, and, yes, gifts far beyond ourselves too… is an honest part of this season....

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Spiritual Practice for Pride Week

This week as a spiritual practice and in solidarity with our parish, church, and wider community during Pride Week, we invite you to explore Jesus In Love, a blog and website that “specializes in art that is too queer for religious groups and too religious for LGBT organizations.” You might begin...

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