Monthly Archives: November 2015

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Stewardship of the Earth Version

November 30, 2o15 — O Antiphon Lifted Up for the United Nations 2015 Climate Summit, which begins today     O come, O come, Emmanuel, be tender with the world in which we dwell. there’s hunger, heartbreak, war’s sharp sword, … Continue reading

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The Long O of Advent — beginning of daily prayers

The O Antiphons are traditionally used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions, specifically Roman Catholicism. A medieval English practice added an eighth, though current Episcopalian usage is the more common seven. Lutherans frequently … Continue reading

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Reflection for Colorado Springs, November 28, 2015

A heavy heart for Gabriel today, the angel known for two particular stories – stopping the mouth of someone who claims to know everything about religion and limits, and offering a choice to a woman. And all around him angels, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Morning

It’s Thanksgiving morning and I’m peeling apples for apple pie. The smell of pumpkin is coming from the oven and soon it will wake someone, the dog, perhaps. It is dark – the moon is down and the gentle intimation … Continue reading

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Advent Song from Aotearoa / New Zealand in response to hatred and violence

As we turn to Advent in a year when there is fear and fear that changes into hatred so easily I am glad to share a song that Philip Garside wrote last January for Advent and shared with me in … Continue reading

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Benediction for an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Several people have asked me for the benediction for Sunday night’s Dover Area Religious Leaders’ Association interfaith service. It is very simple, but, of course, being the introvert I am, it was still written … on the margins of the … Continue reading

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Reflection on Matthew 6: 25-33

To those in the United States blessings for thanksgiving and safe travels.Prayers for those who open their hearts and homes and remembering of the sorrows of indigenous people.      Every three years thanksgiving day scriptures – are not traditional … Continue reading

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