The LORD is my shepherd

This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday; in the gospel Jesus identifies with the Father as the shepherd, and we will recite or chant the beloved Psalm 23.  This prayer/poem was composed in ancient Hebrew no later than the fourth century BCE—more than two millennia ago. In the first half, the...

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I Love to Tell the Story!

After the glorious music provided through Holy Week and Easter by our amazing Music Director and choristers and instrumentalists—including the hired brass—with the liturgical chant of our Rector as she celebrated Holy Eucharist on Easter Day, my mind resonates on Easter Monday with a conviction that the gospel needs to...

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Life from Death

Dear friends, “Life from death” that is the promise of Easter. What we see as dead, lifeless, “over and done with,” God transforms with new life. The most common way we experience this is in the change of the seasons.  This daffodil, in the garden next to the chapel, pushed...

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Were You There?

Every April Concord and neighboring towns stage re-enactments of the start of the War for Independence. Some citizens dress up in homespun brown colonial clothes, others in red coats. They camp overnight near the Old North Bridge and other historical locations, and starting at dawn, they act out their parts...

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The Way of Love

If, like me, you are fond of the English royals, you may have watched the broadcast of Prince Harry’s and Megan Markle’s wedding. If you did, you heard that joyful sermon given by our American Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry.   He spoke without notes, straight from the heart, about love....

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