For centuries the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus, has slowly fallen into great disrepair. Priceless mosaics were covered in dirt and grime. Some had been plastered over. The roof leaked every time it rained, further leading to the deterioration of the artwork in the church’s interior.
by Linda Ryan
Today being my furlough day from work, I had a little more discretionary time after I got up than I usually do. I found a video I’d been meaning to watch and promptly sat there mesmerized for nearly half an hour. The video featured the Very Rev. Ian Markham, Dean of the Virginia Theological Seminary, speaking to the convention of the Diocese of Delaware on “the Myth of the Decline of the Episcopal Church.” He was articulate, spoke […]