Day: October 21, 2013

Memuna McShane in war and peace

A girl who lost an arm during the civil war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s is thriving at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. ESPN and The Washington Post sports section both recently featured articles on Memuna McShane, a soccer player. And while I’ve never seen her play soccer, she and my son Chris were in a couple of dance recitals together, and I can confirm that she’s an amazing

Chagall’s crucifixions

by Deirdre Good

In preparation for this piece I asked FB friends what images the name Marc Chagall (1887-1985) conjured up for them. “Blue,” someone said. “Windows at the Paris Opera and the Chicago Museum” said someone else. “Murals at The Metropolitan Opera” others said alluding to the giant murals hanging at the entrance to the opera house visible to the Lincoln Center Plaza and from Columbus Avenue. Heidi Shott said, “Windows in the Fraumünster Church in Zurich. First trip to […]

Foolish Questions

Monday, October 21, 2013 — Week of Proper 24, Year One

[Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.]

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office:

Psalms 25 (morning) // 9, 15 (evening)

Jeremiah 44:1-14

1 Corinthians 15:30-41

Matthew 11:16-24

In the past week, I’ve driven through both rural Arkansas and rural Illinois. Somewhere along the way, I saw a billboard with this question: “If you die tonight, will you go to Heaven or Hell?” Today’s reading […]