ruins in praise of God


This is one of a few photos I keep in a special file on my commuter to which I go when life gets hard.  It reminds me that this life is not about me.  It is not that I in any way diminish my grief and sadness, confusion and regret,...

A prayer for the stewardship of our light


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of...

the stewardship of courage


    This icon, written in Greece in 2000, is of St. John the Baptist for whom the cathedral was originally named. The messy wilderness seemed to be a good place in which to plant a cathedral which was named for a messy man with locust-breath and oily hair.  He...

John’s Whisper


We are here waiting with you. There is little we can do to ease you pain but we can stand here waiting with you while you do what you need to do. The others have gone.  They are hiding I think. But we are here. We know our ministry to...

the stewardship of serenity and longing


All, my life, from the time I was 12 and learned that I wanted to, and had a calling to, enter a vocation as clergy, I have been searching for the kind of community I read about in Acts that day at summer camp in the forests of Quebec's northern...

vulnerability


Behold, I bare myself to humanity by becoming human. If you lock your eyes on my eyes you will be ok. But barely. Behold this soft flesh. Behold this face of confidence in all things being well, though confusing and sometimes excruciating. Behold The One Who Is. I have come...

simplicity


There is a deep simplicity in strawberries in a bowl.  This is a bowl I made last summer with one of my primary glazes.  I remember siting with it on my lap, eating the entire bowl of strawberries in one sitting for dinner.  I loved the shape of the clay...

Saint John The Evangelist


The primary medallion on the pulpit of the Cathedral is this bas relief of John the Evangelist.  He is pictured in keeping with the church tradition that he was the writer of John's Gospel (or at least the one after whom it was named.) He is seen here with the...

Community


    Subscribe & Follow The Holy Trinity Icon, (Rublev) Mount Athos, Greece, Egg tempera on carved wood, 2000 In a society so inundated with images every day on facebook, television, advertising and other media, it is hard to imagine what a 15th century Christian would have thought on encountering...

Community


  Subscribe & Follow The Holy Trinity Icon, (Rublev) Mount Athos, Greece, Egg tempera on carved wood, 2000   In a society so inundated with images every day on facebook, television, advertising and other media, it is hard to imagine what a 15th century Christian would have thought on encountering...