Wholeness and Archbishop Michael

Wholeness and Archbishop Michael

When I was really getting my teeth into the importance of the incarnation, I happened upon this interview of Archbishop Michael Ramsey (b. 1904). (You might remember that, when Bishop Bill was here for the Triduum, he taught on Archbishop Michael.) Anyway, I saved it,...
“He, Therefore We”

“He, Therefore We”

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed, Alleluia! …but that isn’t the end of the story.Each Sunday we confess, “…he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.” This is the reality we celebrate at the Feast of...
“Crucify Him!”

“Crucify Him!”

Every year during Holy Week, we do this thing. We enact the Jesus Story. The Gospel is read more or less as normal, but we treat it a little like a script. The Celebrant reads Jesus’s part. There are members of the choir for disciples or soldiers. But one of the most...
How Are You? / How Are You?

How Are You? / How Are You?

Joseph, my son, he’s almost two, and at this season of life he and I are doing this thing. I’ll say, “Hi!” He’ll say, “Hi!” I’ll say, “How are you?” And he’ll say, “How are you?” And it makes me smile. It makes everyone smile! How could it not? I’m a little biased,...
Making Mariage Beautiful

Making Mariage Beautiful

In preparation for Saturday’s conference, hear some of Dorothy and Christopher’s story from Chapter 3: Beyond Pink and Blue. Registration for the conference is still open. Click here to register.  One evening a few years back, Christopher practices the...
Triduum

Triduum

Dear Christ the Redeemer family, Now that we are in Holy Week, I wanted to send a note regarding orienting us to the Triduum and a few practical details regarding Easter Sunday. Below are the short summary descriptions of the Triduum as given by our province, with a...
The Word

The Word

During these weeks of Lent we are taking a look at a few spiritual disciplines. We began with three that I consider implicit spiritual disciplines: Silence and Listening, followed by last week’s look at Fasting. This week we will shift a little and look at a more...
Fasting

Fasting

In our home we like to dissect words. One day it occurred to us that if disgruntled is a word then gruntled must have been a word at some point. We figured it likely meant the opposite of disgruntled, i.e., it must have meant “to be well satisfied.” It...
Listening

Listening

About a dozen years ago a radio producer began something simple: he opened a story booth in Grand Central Terminal in New York City where people could bring, as he says, “your grandmother, your aunt, a friend… to a comfortable, sound-proof booth and conduct a...
Silence

Silence

Early this year, I had the opportunity to be in Oxford, England with one of my daughters. We are both bibliophiles, and so, naturally (and precariously!) we spent some time in Blackwell’s. The bookshop lays claim to the largest book-sale room in Europe (the cavernous...