Day: September 4, 2019

Two Episcopal leaders lost this week

Two Episcopal leaders lost this week

The Episcopal News Service reported two losses in the Episcopal Church in the first few days of September: The Rev. Alison Cheek, one of the first female priests in The Episcopal Church and the first to publicly celebrate the Eucharist, died on Sept. 1 at her home in Brevard, North Carolina, according to friends. She […]

Arise and shine

Arise and shine

It wasn’t until I was in the ordination process and repeating it week after week that I finally and suddenly recognized my mother’s familiar, “Rise and shine!” as the Canticle for Morning Prayer on a Wednesday, coined not by a working woman but by the prophet, Isaiah, whose oracle has ever since elevated the memory of my mother’s theme song into something sublime.