Day: December 13, 2013

A Short List for Grief and the Holidays

The Rev. Sue Wintz, a Board Certified Chaplain, says that grieving through the holiday season can be heard for any person mourning the death of a loved one but there experience is different for those for whom the loss is new and for those who have been bereaved for some time.

A prayer for action to end gun violence

Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut and Bishop Marianne Edgar Budde of Washington reflect on ongoing violence and political cowardice on the anniversary of the shootings in Newtown and yesterday the National Cathedral held a vigil for victims of gun violence.

Part 1: A little child shall lead them: a year after Sandy Hook

Only a month after her death, Ana Grace’s father, Jimmy Greene, was able to rise up and claim the need to “come together on issues that are not political but that are, above

all, human issues that affect us all as human beings.” … Alex Haller, an uncle of Noah Pozner who was also killed, “We have to make something positive come of this, and I feel a need to advocate for change right away… To me, this is now a lifelong mission, to make children safer and to stop mass shootings.”

Prophets in Hindsight

Friday, December 13, 2013 — Week of Advent 2, Year Two [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 31 (morning) // 35 (evening) Haggai 1:1-15 Revelation 2:18-29 Matthew 23:27-39 After a few years of involvement in anti-racism workshops, …

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