Weekly Reflections

Spiritual reflections from the clergy

On the mind of the Rev. Canon Deacon Denise LaVetty

Dear Friends, Recently, I was engaged in a conversation and I mentioned a Gilbert & Sullivan song. The person I was speaking with had no idea what the song was, so I Googled it and played it, while adamantly assuring him “You know this! Soon as you hear...

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On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

This is a first and hopefully a last - someone asked me to unbaptize them. It was a woman who appeared to be in her thirties. She was soft spoken and a bit weepy. “I need to be unbaptized. Is there a ritual you can do for that?” It's not a totally outlandish...

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On the Mind of the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee…

Guilty. On all thirty-four counts. We had a first in this country yesterday. For the first time in history, a former U.S. President was convicted of a crime. Since this same former president is the Republican nominee for the upcoming presidential election,...

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On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

Last Sunday, we had an especially joyful service of Holy Eucharist for the Day of Pentecost, a Principal Feast in the Church. This included a jazz quartet, reading the first lesson in different languages, a prayer activity with candles representing the fruit...

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On the mind of the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee

This Sunday, we are marking our celebration of Pentecost with a new liturgical element during the service. Every year at Pentecost, we read from Acts 2, which tells the story of the first Pentecost, and the giving of the Holy Spirit. Verse six of Acts 2...

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