In the beginning of July, Daniel and I headed out with friends from church to attend the annual congregational get together at the Episcopal campground that borders the George Washington National Forest. It's taken me forever to get to posting these, because on the way there, our car broke down (RIP) and the rest of … Continue reading shrinemont weekend ’14
Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of … Continue reading first sunday of advent
As the sun sets, attendees are given an unlit candle. Outside, the light of Christ is lit just as the last light of the sun settles on the horizon. Parishioners process in quietly and await the coming of the light of Christ as it is solemnly paraded down the center aisle. All are aided in … Continue reading alleluia!
My friend Paul presented the Palm Sunday homily last weekend at our church. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do, too. Readings: Isaiah 50:4-7; Luke 19:28-40 He’s finally here. Jesus has finally entered Jerusalem. His whole life has been leading him to this place. And he’s not the only one who knows it. … Continue reading Let Them Sing by Paul Gleason
Yesterday evening was beautiful. I love the way the harsh, setting sun streaks across the images below and hyper-pigments the blue sky. We took a quick tour of UVA's chapel before partaking in an evening service at the Episcopal church nearby. Thomas Jefferson was opposed to mixing religion with public higher education and never would … Continue reading a church, a chapel, and pigeons