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Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 8

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 8   December 4th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer Our beginnings are in Eden, O God; our genesis is in you. Open to us the gateways of your presence in life and the doors that lead us further into your mystery. ... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Dec 6

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 7

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 7   November 6th, 2022     ***NO AUDIO THIS WEEK***   Opening Prayer For rest in the night and the day’s busyness, for the silence of the winter earth followed by spring’s energy and summer’s fruiting, thanks be to you, O God. In the pattern of the seasons, in the rhythm of... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 9

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 6

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 6   October 30th, 2022 ***NO AUDIO THIS WEEK***   Opening Prayer Made in your image, formed in your likeness, we carry your life within us, O God. In every person, in every race, in every nation on earth, O God, we look for your presence and long for your peace. J. Philip Newell, Celtic Treasure –... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 2

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 5

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 5   October 23rd, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3     Opening Prayer In the making of the creatures, O God, you called the senses into being and named them as good. In our tasting and touching, in our smelling, hearing, and seeing may we be... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 26

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 4

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 4   October 16th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer In the rising of the sun and its setting, in the whiteness of the moon and its seasons, in the infinity of space and its shining stars you are God and we bless you. May we know... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 19

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 3

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 3   October 9th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer The earth is full of your goodness, O God. It sprouts green and grows into the roundness of fruit. Its touch and its taste enliven our souls. Let us know the seeds of life’s... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 12

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 2

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 2   October 2nd, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer O God of life, who chooses creation over chaos and new beginnings over emptiness, we bring to you the disorder of our nations and world and the emptiness of our lives and... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 5

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 1

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 1   September 18th, 2022       [Audio capture of discussion was lost]   Opening Prayer O God of light, from whom all life flows, may we glimpse the shinings of your presence in all things. In the darkness of our world, in places of fear and terrible wrong, and in the... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Sep 20

A Deacon’s Reflection: Reconnecting with Love – Celtic Christian Wisdom and Spirituality for Today

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan Franciscan Richard Rohr reminds us that “people who know God well – mystics, hermits, those who risk everything to find God – always meet a lover, not a dictator. God is never found as an abusive father or a tyrannical mother; God is always a lover greater than we dared hope for. How different from the ‘account manager’ most people seem to worship. God is the lover who receives and forgives everything.”   ... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Aug 30

Why Acolytes?

by The Rev. Matthew Addington   Have you ever wondered why the Episcopal Church has acolytes? Where did this tradition come from? What purpose do (did) acolytes serve? These answers may surprise you. The word acolyte comes from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning helper, follower, or assistant. This seems very generic for the role the early acolytes served. In the 2nd and into the third century, Christians were heavily persecuted, which meant followers of Jesus were forced to... Read More
Posted by Matt Addington at Aug 19
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