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Time

“We all need time to prepare, to get ready for the next festival.”

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Speaking to the Soul: Ascension and Emptiness

The Ascension is a leave-taking. This is the moment when the tale of God’s incarnation in the world is over. What makes it difficult to capture in paint is really this: it is an absence. It is the moment when the sky is suddenly simply a blue expanse, when the mountain top opens only to wind and silence, when the lake shore no longer rings with the voice of the rabbi or his odd counter-intuitive commands. It is a presence gone, removed never to return. It is emptiness.

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Sign of the cross

Psalm 46, 87 1 Kings 8:22-30 Ephesians 2:11-22 Something that often surprises a newcomer to the Episcopal Church is, that, on any given Sunday, well…there’s

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Transfiguration

Dear Abba, I am anticipating the deciduous trees begin their annual transformation from lush green canopies to brightly-hued foliage to bare branches. It is part

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A Feast of Epiphanies

The Reverend David Sellery, Author, Resource Creator and Retreat Leader. Committed to a vocation that focuses on encountering God in the midst of everyday life,

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Advent Alphabet

Everything has a beginning and for many churches – Anglican/Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox (albeit a bit differently) among others –the church year begins

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