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Ann B Davis, Episcopalian, dies

Ann B. Davis, the actress who became famous for playing Alice, the housekeeper from the Brady Bunch, has died at the age of 88.

While well-known for her iconic television work, what is less well-known is that Ann was a devout Episcopalian. She had been living in a religious community with Bishop William Frey and his wife Barbara since 1976.  The community was first located in Denver, then moved to San

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Making memory in a sacred space

An installation at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York shows the last moments of Monique Sindler who died in 2006. It is a reflection on living and dying in a sacred space.

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T. S. Eliot reads his poem, Ash Wednesday

From the poem:

Where shall the word be found, where will the word

Resound? Not here, there is not enough silence

Not on the sea or on the islands, not

On the mainland, in the desert or the rain land,

For those who walk in darkness

Both in the day time and in the night time

The right time and the right place are not here

No place of grace for those who avoid the face

No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny […]

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“One man’s beauty is another man’s fish house”

Two people of good faith are having a respectful disagreement, and I find this such a refreshing development in our church that I feel obliged to call attention to it.

Father Tim Schenck does not think that the chambered nautilus that now adorns the previously vacant pediment of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston is an appropriate symbol for the front of a Christian cathedral. He

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