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.”   In this De... 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 meet unde... Read More
Posted by Matt Addington at Aug 19

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