Monthly Archives: September 2011

Knitting a chasuble

For the context to this post, please see https://rosalindhughes.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/vergers-and-vestments/ and https://rosalindhughes.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/a-plastic-story/   General Notes: I am not a designer, by any stretch, nor do I write knitting patterns. So, what you have here is a description of what I did to … Continue reading

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Vergers and vestments

This, roughly speaking, is the text of an address given at a workshop of the 23rd Conference of the Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, on September 30th, 2011, explaining the existence of recycled plastic vestments … Continue reading

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Breath of Angels

This feast day reflection was first delivered in the Gloria Dei Chapel of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at a joint worship service of Trinity and Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminaries on St Michael and All Angels’ day, September 29th, 2009 It was … Continue reading

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Stewardship

As the new programme year gets started in churches across the country, there’s a phrase that’s started its annual whispering into our ears, and I’ve been thinking about the idea of sacrificial giving, and how we present our requests for financial support, aka … Continue reading

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Honest to God

A sermon for Year A Proper 21, delivered at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood, OH on September 25, 2011 Exodus 17:1-7; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 Over the summer, while I was visiting with someone, he began to talk about his prayer … Continue reading

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Naturalization process: Biometrics and skin-care consultation

This morning I had my appointment downtown to get my fingerprints “captured” and photo taken as part of my application for US citizenship. I knew from the start that this was not going to be as simple as it sounds. … Continue reading

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The Unremembered

The ones who fade away at the back of the newsreel, hungry eyes accusing; The one whose face we never saw, for whom there is no stone or sign; The ones whose warm breath froze in the cold air; the ones who … Continue reading

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Actions and words: some pre-emptive reflections

This coming Sunday’s Gospel reading (from the RCL) tells the story of two sons asked to go and work in the family vineyard. One says no, but later goes anyway. One says yes, but fails to carry through. There are … Continue reading

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Grace, mystery food (and kangaroos)

A sermon preached at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Norwalk, September 25, 2011. Year A, Proper 20. Exodus 16:2-15; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 There is a story told – which may or may not be true – that when Captain Cook … Continue reading

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General Ordination Exams

It’s that time of year when a certain subset of Episcopalian seminarians begins to feel the first tinglings of exam nerves. I know, because I got a message last night from an online friend asking what I learned from taking the … Continue reading

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