Day: December 27, 2013

Bishop Otis Charles 1926-2013

“I was ashamed of myself for remaining silent when the church was involved in an acrimonious debate about the whole question of gay people in the life of the church. I couldn’t live with that any longer,” he said. “I came to realize that I was only going to wither and die and it would be a destructive relationship for my wife and myself.”

Bethlehem Wall in London

St. James’ Church in central London unveiled an eight-meter-high replica of the Israeli-built concrete wall that entirely surrounds the Palestinian city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. It is an effort to bring to London some of the reality of what it is like to live in Bethlehem in 2013.

The In-Crowd

Friday, December 27, 2013 – Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

[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 97, 98 (morning) // 145 (evening)

Proverbs 8:22-30

John 13:20-35

Today we celebrate the feast of St. John, a member of the innermost of Jesus’ inner circles. Many readers of the Scriptures identify John as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” While the twelve disciples stood out from the […]