Day: November 19, 2014

Joyful opera performed In Nazi concentration camp revived

Cheryl Corley writes for the NPR show All Things Considered about the revival of a children’s opera, Brundibár, originally performed by Jewish children held in a concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia: Eighty-four-year-old Ela Stein Weissberger says it’s a simple story, a tale of good conquering evil, based on a fairy tale…. Weissberger travels around the […]

Rising Israeli-Palestinian tension

The world sadly and alarmingly reflects on the killings in the synagogue: Jodi Rudonren of The New York Times says that “In Jerusalem’s ‘War of Neighbors,’ the Differences Are Not Negotiable”: Analysts on both sides worried that the cycle of violence and mutual dehumanization would be compounded by the growing focus on the holy site, […]

More Doing, Less Judging

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – Proper 28, 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 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 (morning) // 119:121-144 (evening) Malachi 1:1, 6-14 James 3:13-4:12 Luke 17:11-19 Our second reading this morning from the letter of […]

Called to ordination in the hinterlands of the Holy

Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is […]