Rosalind Hughes

Rosalind Hughes is a former UK resident now happily settled in the Cleveland, OH area where she is Rector of the Church of the Epiphany in Euclid. Rosalind is a graduate of Keble College of Oxford University and Bexley Hall Seminary. Apart from general parish duties and the Episcopal Cafe, she enjoys leading Prayer Writing retreats, writing poetry, knitting, and playing with cats.

Mercy

Mercy

Today, I will ask only for mercy. It doesn’t have to be dramatic, or brave, or foolish. I will not ask for any sign that it has been accomplished; only for a little mercy to spread on the ground, to soothe a small, insignificant morsel of creation.

Executive Council names companies complicit in the occupation of Palestinian territories

Executive Council names companies complicit in the occupation of Palestinian territories

Last year’s General Convention debates over Israel, Palestine, and the path to peace in the Holy Lands was fraught, but the Fall meeting of the Executive Council has returned to the challenge, hoping to find a way to thread the needle of support for the human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories through economic pressure that does not fall under the controversial umbrella of BDS.

An autumn prayer

An autumn prayer

There may be a fever of prayerful activity, “raging against the dying of the light,” trying to stave off the coldness to come. They are symptoms of the southerning sun. Soon, some of us know, our prayers will be those of sleepwalkers, slow to respond to the promptings and proddings of the Spirit, fumbling and in danger of falling.

Episcopal Churches in Germany respond to Yom Kippur attack

Episcopal Churches in Germany respond to Yom Kippur attack

“We are … keenly aware of the long and grievous history of the church in denying its historic connection to the Jewish people, and in failing to speak with moral clarity when Jewish communities have been singled out for discrimination and violence. … We will not fail to remind our communities of the profound errors of the past, when the church made easy alliance with the evils of white supremacy and nationalism.”

John Henry Newman, Oxford Movement scholar and Roman Catholic convert, to be canonized Sunday

John Henry Newman, Oxford Movement scholar and Roman Catholic convert, to be canonized Sunday

John Henry Newman is remembered in Anglicanism largely for his role as a founding member and leading tractarian of the Oxford Movement in the Church of England. He is known in Roman Catholicism as a convert and a cardinal, and in both traditions as a scholar and a priest. Newman will be canonized by the Roman Catholic church this Sunday, October 13th.

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