We Are Trinity

“Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in...

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Trinity Sunday!

Dear Friends, With all due respect to every theologian and clergy person who has ever tried to “explain” the Trinity, there is nothing that dampens the mystery more than explanation. Which is why I laughed when I opened my datebook today and saw this scrawled across Wednesday of this week,...

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Rector’s Summer Reading List

Dear friends, When it is time for the annual “Rector’s Summer Reading List” I know summer is near.   I am always hopeful that I will have time to do more reading than the rest of the year’s busyness permits.  So, here we go….in no particular order….with the usual disclaimer that...

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Ascension and Iona

Dear Friends, This week we celebrate the Ascension. And my mind is on Iona. The Ascension of Christ: a mystical event in our Christian story, told forty days after Easter. Iona: an island off Scotland where pilgrims have gone for hundreds of years to breathe in God’s story and discover...

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Revelation

Can you see it? I have been in the sanctuary of the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore many, many times over the years; but last Sunday was the first time I saw it.  Look closely at the window….. The sanctuary window is often lit from behind by the early...

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