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Category: St. Francis Episcopal Church & Day School

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

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

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

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   We often hear it said that summer is a great time to energize our souls in nature. An opportune time to take a break from technology and go for a walk or hike. A chance to hit the pause button and sit quietly in a serene environment that will help bring clarity to our lives. And all of this is certainly true. But is there something more, something that invites us to go deeper? Something that will address the longing that people are experiencing... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Jul 19

A Deacon’s Reflection: Seeing the Sacred – Celtic Christian Wisdom and Spirituality for Today

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   I remember fondly, or at least I do now, my mother often telling me after I was not able to locate different items she would ask me to get for her, and after I constantly would ask her, “Where is it?“: “Joe, I do not understand why you could not find it, it was right under your nose.” At those times in my childhood, I just figured I did not have my mother’s way of seeing.   In this Deacon’s... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Jun 22

Coming Clean: The Great Burnout of 2022

by Felicia Coleman June 15th, 2022   It was a defining moment in my life. I was a junior in college. Before class started, I was chatting with some friends and we were comparing who had gotten the least sleep that week. I “won” with nine hours over the span of three days. Once the professor commanded the attention of the room, we all turned to face the front as if we had just had the most casual “the weather is lovely today” type of conversation.... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Jun 15

A Conversation with Bishop Anne

  Listen Here: Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   We were very blessed to have The Rt. Rev. Anne Elliott Hodges-Copple join us on Sunday, May the 22nd, 2022. Bishop Anne is the VI Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina.     On May 22nd, before the 10:00 am service , which included three confirmations and a reception, Bishop Anne spoke to the Saint Francis Episcopal parishioners.  With... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at May 25

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 12

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   May 8th, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 12   Opening Prayer for Thursday Morning   With you is the source of life, O God. You are the beginning of all that is.  From your life, the fire of the rising sun streams forth. You are the... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at May 10

Gifts Given and Received

      by the Rev. Matt Addington   When St. Francis learned refugees were coming to Greensboro, it just made sense that we would get involved. The words of Teresa of Avila’s “Christ has no body but yours” repeated over and over in my head, combined with a calling to love God and love neighbor as self, saying yes was the easy part. Our yes, became a way to bring St. Francis together after so many had been away for so long because of... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Apr 12

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 9

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   March 27th, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 9   Opening Prayer for Monday Morning In the silence of the morning, we are alive to the new day’s light, alert to the early stirrings of the wind and the first sounds of the creatures. In the silence... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Mar 29

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