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Category: St. Francis Episcopal Church & Day School

Inspired – The Bible as Story – Part 2

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   January 22nd, 2023   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Lectio Divina – Divine or Sacred Reading-(Download)   Opening Prayer – Prayer of Awareness Light - golden light, fresh from the source. Colors - creation’s colors calling our senses. Life – life in its oneness, life in its manifold oneness all from You. You are the Sun... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Jan 25

Inspired – The Bible as Story – Part 1

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   January 15th, 2023     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer – Prayer of Awareness Light within all light, Soul behind all souls, at the breaking of dawn, at the coming of the day we wait and watch. Your Light within the morning light, Your Soul within the human soul, Your Presence beckoning to us from the heart of life. In the dawning of this... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Jan 18

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 9

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 9   December 11th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer Hope and fear, laughter and tears have been part of our journey. Joy and pain, longing and doubt meet on the pathway. Often, we do not believe, O God, and... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Dec 14

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 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

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
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