“Underneath all the texts, all the sacred psalms and canticles, these watery varieties of sounds and silences, terrifying, mysterious, whirling and sometimes gestating and gentle must somehow be felt in the pulse, ebb, and flow of the music that sings in me. My new song must float like a feather on the breath of God.“
THE world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs– Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
In the continuing series, Journey to the Heart of Christ, the Bishop speaks with Maria about her upbringing and her faith. (Lots of laughter here too.) Watch now onYouTube or on Facebook with captioning.
The Bishop will be ordaining two priests this weekend: Michelle Bullock on Friday night and Charles Howard on Saturday.Friday details.Saturday details.
6/16, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Philadelphia
An annual Bluegrass Mass, led by the Mis'rable Sinners band, made up of parishioners and staff sharing their talents on banjo, guitar, fiddle, and vocals. Toe tapping, hand clapping, and singing along are expected! More details.
"A budget is more than numbers on a page. It is the reflection of our vision and our work, together." Join us for two more meetings where we will share the proposed 2020 budget. More details.
We need volunteers!
10/5, Bishop McDevitt Highschool
Participants at a Poverty Simulation take on the identity of a real person in poverty. People with experience providing services operate stations. We have several positions (police officer, mortgage broker, child care worker) we need staffed.Go here for a full list.
The Rev. Lloyd H. Winter - a friend, coworker and leader in this diocese for more than 40 years – passed away on Friday, June 7. His funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S. 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Bishop Daniel will preside.
“While the Rev. Lloyd Winter served on the staff of the Bishop, it was I who was lead deeper into the meaning of servanthood because of his ministry," said Bishop Daniel. "Over the past three years, I witnessed a heart centered in Jesus Christ. Father Lloyd had a ready smile, a keen intellect, detailed administrative gifts and an infectious love of Jesus. He cared deeply about the Episcopal Church, retired clergy and his peers in this diocese. The entire Diocese of Pennsylvania was uplifted and encouraged by his ministry. We will miss him, and we rejoice as he continues to serve seated at the feet of our Lord. Well done, faithful servant, well done.” More details.
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