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by Maria L. Evans   O God, whose beloved Son took children into his arms and blessed them: Give us grace to entrust N. to your never-failing care and love, and bring us all to your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one…(Read More)

by The Rev. Dr. Lauren R. Stanley I frequently wake in the morning completely surprised that I have made it through the night.   No, I am not surprised that I am alive.   I am surprised when I awake to discover that it is morning, and that apparently, one of my people has also…(Read More)

The Episcopal Café is an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The Café aims to tell the story of progressive Christianity in the Anglican tradition. It is, at heart, a ministry of witness and testimony because we believe that following Christ compels us share the story of God…(Read More)

By Dr. Peter N. Purcell I believe that American Medicine is suffering from a soul-sickness that is interfering with its ability to perform its mission of healing the sick. The system, composed overwhelmingly of compassionate professionals anxious to help their patients, needs the ministry of the Church to be healed.   I am not…(Read More)

by Julie Morris A Service of Communion and Community in the Wake of Violence in Isla Vista, California   Seven young adults violently lost their lives in the college town of Isla Vista, California, on May 23, 2014. George Chen (19), Katherine Breann Cooper (22), Cheng Yuan “James” Hong (20), Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez (20…(Read More)

by Sheryll Shepard “To listen another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being performs for another.”             —Douglas Van Steere   Ciara Marcia, a dark-haired beautiful 10-year-old, sat on the footstool in the Hospice House family room. Her eyes stared blankly…(Read More)

2014 at the Episcopal Café

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2014 is about to retire and welcome its replacement. Though perhaps not an especially momentous year in Episco-world, we thought it might be worthwhile to look at what stories generated the most interest in the past year here at the Episcopal Café. Undoubtedly, the biggest story this year has been the unfolding drama at…(Read More)

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