Monthly Archives: September 2011

Knitting a chasuble

For the context to this post, please see and   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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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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