In a story of surprising theological depth, the Richmond Times Dispatch examines the question of why American churches are racially segregated, and whether one can truly experience the diversity of God’s creation in self-segregated churches. Two Episcopal priests make an appearance, as Katharine Calos writes:
Day: April 1, 2013
We are tipping our collective cap this Easter Monday afternoon to Bishop Dorsey McConnell and Andy Muhl of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. They did a great Ash Wednesday video, and now they are back with an Easter message.
I gave a talk on the apparent death of Christian England in the glorious medieval church at Evesham, and when I said that it was impossible to go back to the 50s or 60s, someone angry in the audience wanted to know why time travel wouldn’t work. That was what he thought the church should do, and must do if it was to get back to health.
It’s high season for the Episcopal Church in the mainstream media. Bishop Mariann Budde appeared on Face the Nation yesterday morning. The Rev. Luis Leon’s Easter sermon made news because President Obama and his family were in attendance, and Dean Gary Hall of Washington National Cathedral spoke up for marriage equality on CNN last night.
Monday, April 1, 2013 — Monday in Easter Week [Go to http://www.missionstclare.com/english/index.html for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office (Book of Common Prayer, p. 958) Psalms 93, 98 (morning) 66 (evening) Jonah 2:1-9 Acts 2:14, 22-32 John 14:1-14 “Very truly, I tell you, the …
“I know we have several, and it seems I pass a bathroom all the time when I’m not in need, but I can’t find the loo when the subject is urgent. It’s like they all just disappear.”
“Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)
How these words have come true.