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How Supply Priests Helped Save The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

Supply priests also reminded South Carolina Episcopalians that the church accommodates various theological opinions and worship styles. The arid confessionalism of the old regime was replaced by a vigorous range of viewpoints, and worship groups, often relying on many different priests over a course of a liturgical season, were inspired and challenged

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We break this bread…

“And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought, This is the world I want to live in. The shared world. Not a single person at that gate seemed apprehensive about any other person. They took the cookies Not everything is lost.”

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Holy Communion

The Eucharist makes us available to the ever-changing and changeable God, the Creator who loves each of us beyond our capacity to understand. Immanuel, God-with-us, who is always alive in our hearts makes himself felt through this liturgy and yanks at us from the inside. It also makes us available at our cores to one another. It crosses all our differences to make us one people, one family, one Body.

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Christmas is Easter

by Sara Miles I used to really love Christmas as a kid, and couldn’t understand how anyone could possibly be surly about it: sparkly stuff

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The angry priest or the boorish photographer?

… bad photography (and unconscious photographers) can, like bad liturgy (and unconscious celebrants), get in the way. This is what happened in the video when it went viral: the conversation became about “The Angry Priest vs. The Boorish Photographers” when we should have been celebrating the couple’s marriage.

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Funerals at home

by Heidi Haverkamp Recently, I presided at a tiny home funeral. Twenty people gathered in the living room of a mother and son, approximately aged

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