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Lambeth

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  “that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:21 This week I am blessed to represent our Diocese once again in the greater Anglican Communion. Bishops from across the world have been invited to Lambeth by the Archbishop of Canterbury for two and a half weeks of study, prayer, and the profound work of living into Communion.   Some may ask, "why does this matter?"  The answer is in Jesus' farewell prayer from the Gospel of John. We belong to this family called the diocese, which is part of The Episcopal Church, part of the larger Anglican Communion, and part of all of Christianity. We must be faithful to Jesus’ command and overcome the worldly divisions that continually separate us.   We also need one another. In New Mexico, I often think of the quaking aspens that cover the mountains and meadows. When you gaze upon the forest, you see thousands of individual tree

Lent Message for the President - Compass Rose Society

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Diocese of Pennsylvania reopens 3 churches in 5 years by rediscovering their communities

Diocese of Pennsylvania reopens 3 churches in 5 years by rediscovering their communities : [Episcopal News Service – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] By the time St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Philadelphia suburb of Norristown closed in 2015 after 202 years, the parish’s membership had dw…

The best is yet to come.

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Ask the Bishop: What do you like to do for fun?

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One minute

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  Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 1 John 3:18 We are in living in our awareness of Easter. We proclaim He is Risen because it is the truth.  The landscape is awash in color, the buds on the trees are opening, and the streams are flowing. Spring reminds us of new life after a long, dark season. This promise, the inner knowing, and the subsequent truth occur each year.  Similarly, we are assured that the tomb has been overcome and Christ is with us.  In the midst of this Easter fulfillment, as disciples of Christ, we must live into the truth. Easter is not simply a day or a season of the Church, it is how we are called to live our lives every moment of the day. When we do so, each day provides a new opportunity to encounter Jesus. Each day offers the chance to discover life in a new way. Each day is a new opportunity to experience life in Christ.  During this time, I ask that we approach our faith differently. Let us celebrate the truth of th

Easter

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  But he said to them,  ‘ Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.  Mark 16:6 Alleluia, He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed. Alleluia. After a long, cold, and snow-filled winter, signs of new life are evident in our landscape.    Easter reminds me of something that is intimately connected to the depth of my faith, the intensity of hope. This Easter, let us not lose this perspective. We have endured a challenging and painful year. Despite the challenges, we hoped upon hope, dreamed, prepared, and acted. Think of what we have learned, how we have grown stronger since Easter of 2020.    This Easter, hope continues to spring forth from the truth that Christ is Risen and with us as we take our next steps forward. Like the light of life found in the empty tomb, we discard the linens of despair and dream as to how we further our Lord ’ s kingdom in the years to come. Do not hope for too