Day: February 24, 2015

National Cathedral recovering from earthquake damage

National Cathedral recovering from earthquake damage

A rare East coast earthquake shook Washington in August 2011, and shook up the National Cathedral. The event rotated pinnacles, cracked limestone, and compromised buttresses, causing approximately $32 million worth of damage, according to the Anglican Communion News Service. Following initial stabilization work, the cathedral opened 12 weeks after the quake, but repairs continue. Last […]

Station Hope

    A historic church on the near west side of Cleveland is celebrating Black History Month by talking about its legacy as a station on the Underground Railroad. Project Director and Vicar, the Rev Patricia Hanen, spoke to local news about the church’s historic mission: In the mid-1800s, parishioners housed fugitive slaves in the […]

Church of England embarrassed over living wage

Church of England embarrassed over living wage Facade of Canterbury Cathedral

Last week, the Bishops of the Church of England released a 56-page letter engaging with political and social issues ahead of the May General Election. One of the issues addressed was that of a Living Wage, an amount calculated annually according to the cost of living in the UK, according to the Living Wage Foundation. […]

Speaking to the Soul: Good News, Bad News

Speaking to the Soul: Good News, Bad News

Mark 8:31-38 As we all learned very early in Sunday school, the word “gospel” literally means “good news.” Yet this week’s gospel is full of words that sound like really bad news, words like: suffering… rejection… losing your life… and carrying your cross. No wonder Peter tries to straighten Jesus out. Peter wants happy talk. […]