An “Open Door” at the Cathedral

Robert has attended Open Door meetings every Tuesday evening since meetings started in September 2001 (except for a couple of health-related absences) –   much as many of you, and I, have been at church every Sunday morning for many years. The principal likeness is that for many who attend, Open...

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A New Year Begins

A new year is born. For some, the time has come to commit to resolutions, while for other people this is the beginning of expectations, expectation of a birth, of a fresh start, of a closure, of a change. Again, for others, continuity will prevail. Whatever our state of mind,...

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What Do You Hear?

The holiday season bombards us with sounds both sacred and secular, with scriptures so familiar that hearing them fresh is a challenge, and with old and perhaps unconscious scripts of what family and gifts mean to us. Perhaps you saw or spoke to friends and family members, people you don’t...

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Christmas is for those who fear

Forget “Merry Christmas” – a more appropriate holiday greeting is “Be not afraid” (perhaps the response could be “Thank you. Nor you”)  Not only would this better capture the tone of the Christmas story, echoing the angel’s greetings to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, it would better address the emotional...

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