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  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...

the stewardship of welcome


  This pot and hanging ladle above it is a regular sight in Thailand where I learned to cook and rest. This particular one is in a pottery village in which I enjoyed spending time as a potter.  The men and women of the village kindly welcomed me in among...

the stewardship of our silences


  The candle was developed by the Chinese 200 years BCE. It was made in India by boiling Cinnamon for use in temples and in parts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East the candle was delayed in its arrival until the middle ages because it was so much easier...

bread


    Last week a homeless man arrived at the church to find a place to rest and warm.  He may have been an angel unaware and we gave him coffee with some bread.  As he ate he told us his story.  He asked us if we felt pain and...

the warrior and the midwife


This painting from a friend's church is of the Archangel.  Church tradition recalls two archetypes which each provide us with powerful but differing tools in the Christian life. On the one hand, we are often finding the need to be or employ a midwife - helping to give birth to...

Eucharist and thanksgiving


  In life there are these thin spots.  They are times in which the veil between heaven and earth becomes stretched so thin that the translucence means that one may almost see from earth to the other side. No one knows what heaven is and yet how could we so...

curry flavor with God


Penang Curry I wonder if the future of the stewardship of money in the church (pledging) is not mostly about simplicity rather than generosity. As stewardship season begins to gear up for the parade of letters, sermons and announcements about giving and pledging to the mission of the church, it...

a meditation in blue and orange


A meditation in orange and blue A cathedral artist placed you here. Are you here at random or was there a plan? You catch the light of the chapel hallway outside the library and you sparkle in the morning but you brood in the afternoon and in the evening you...

the stewardship of our minds and hearts


Tonight we begin"Cathedral Nite." I have never experienced it before, but have seen its outcomes. People are taught scripture, tradition and thought.  There is a massive meal, worship and conversation.  The Eucharist begins the night and a choral compline ends it.  In between, the community gathers to figure out what...

still bent, but longing


This week I am staying with one photo in particular as a source of meditation.  It is of a prayer tree on a Colorado mountain top.  This is a tree considered holy by the Ute native American people and made so by tying it down so that it grows parallel...