Day: September 22, 2011

The execution of Troy Davis

After a back and forth day of an execution being on and on hold, Troy Davis was put to death by lethal injection as he proclaimed his innocence. Beyond questions of whether the death penalty is ever warranted (The Episcopal Church has affirmed over and over again a position against the death penalty), the very […]

Lift Up Your Hearts

“The next exclamation of the celebrant, ‘let us lift up our hearts,’ we find in no other service–it belongs exclusively to the divine liturgy [i.e., the Holy Eucharist]. For this exclamation is not simply a call to a certain lofty disposition…it is an affirmation that the eucharist is accomplished not on earth but in heaven…We […]