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The Dorchester chaplains: friends of God

Homily for Evensong at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland A website dedicated to the memory of the Dorchester chaplains describes a fine detail: Petty Officer John J. Mahoney, tried to reenter his cabin but Rabbi Goode stopped him. Mahoney, concerned about the … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 20: mixed motives

We are complicated creatures, we humans. We can hear a dogmatic statement that “whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all,” and right away, we can begin competing to come last, to be the … Continue reading

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Today, my friend is burying his father, who died on Sunday, the sixth anniversary of my own mother’s death. On Sunday, I lit a candle for my mother at the back of the church, and a young parishioner came to … Continue reading

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