The Atlantic reports on an ongoing pilot program the Mormon Church has undertaken to determine the usefulness of social media in their missionary work. Formerly, young people engaged in their two-year missions were forbidden from any media at all: no television, no telephone calls except for twice a year, no books except for the […]
Day: February 3, 2014
Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, has purchased a $3.6 million condo on Beacon Hill for their rector, the Rev. Sam Lloyd III. This has raised a few eyebrows, coming just as concerns are increasing about the gap between rich and poor, and as other Episcopal churches are struggling to make ends meet.
Over the weekend, the Standing Committee for Liturgy and Music posted an essay on their blog proposing a new approach to the calendar of saints in The Episcopal Church. Their proposal would separate the still-under-trial-use Holy Women, Holy Men into its constituent parts, creating one book of weekday and seasonal Eucharistic readings, and a […]
Previously at the Café, we have discussed ettiquette around pastoral transitions at length. But while it is one thing to modify relationships in real time, what do you do with relationships maintained over Facebook? Alban Institute addresses the issue of social media and pastoral transitions.
“Many a living sleeper” —that’s us. That’s us before we see Christ. It’s Simeon before Mary and Joseph travel to the Temple with baby Jesus. It’s us before we realize we’re seeing the Messiah right now. Our hearts beat, but our eyes are closed.
Monday, February 3, 2014 – Week of 4 Epiphany, 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 56, 57, (58) (morning) // 64, 68 (evening) Genesis 19:1-17(18-23)24-29 Hebrews 11:1-12 John 6:27-40 My, there are a lot of […]