Monthly Archives: February 2007

Britney Spears: Prodigal Daughter?

It’s a pretty good piece. Really. Pic & link courtesy of THUNDERSTRUCK

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The Episcopals in “Goodbye Yellow Brick”

Once upon a time, Episcopalians were, I believe, personified by Thurston Howell the Third. Every now and then you’d find the bumbling Anglo-Catholic version, ala Hugh Grant, or the warm and homey granddad, ala Bill Cosby. As time passed, one … Continue reading

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Voulez-vous eglise avec moi ce soir?

Pardon my French, but … Episcopalians!The Sunday after General Convention I returned to my home parish for Gay Pride Sunday and participated in a Disco Mass for which gays and lesbians turned out in force. The opening hymn was a … Continue reading

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On Fasting & Dispassion

Spoken at the beginning of the Great Fast by St Theodore the Studite Brethren and fathers, the season of Lent, when compared to the whole year, may be likened to a storm-free harbour, in which all who are sailing together … Continue reading

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ST TIKHON: Forgiveness Sunday Homily

A Homily for Forgiveness SundayToday is called “Forgiveness Sunday.” It received this name from the pious Orthodox Christian custom at Vespers of asking each other’s forgiveness for discourtesy and disrespect. We do so, since in the forthcoming fast we will … Continue reading

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My Neighbor, Joel [Osteen]

I’m in North Carolina leading a pre-lenten retreat through Sunday; please pardon the lack of updates and slow comment approval. In the meantime, here’s a few notes on my neighbor in Houston, Joel Osteen. Forgive me.

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“The Hidden Man of the Heart” (Pt 4)

Mindful of death with fear of God 1. The awakening of the heart by the fear of God 2. The awakening of the heart by bearing shame in the sacrament of Confession A. Adam transgressed (looked upon creation instead of … Continue reading

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