The Sunday Sermon: Advent’s Disconcerting Hope

Happy New Year!  That doesn’t sound quite right, does it?  We’re still digesting our third round of leftover turkey sandwiches, maybe putting up Christmas lights.  It’s not New Year’s resolutions time yet. But the Church marches to a different beat.  Its year begins today with the First Sunday of Advent.  Situating ourselves in the Church … READ MORE…

Advent: there’s an App for that!

You may soon see new Advent posters around the Cathedral Campus. But wait…that’s not all….there’s an app for that!  If you use a device with iOS7, you can download the app.  From Churchpublishing.org: Walk, don’t run, through Advent with the inimitable artwork of Jay Sidebotham. It’s Advent! is a daily devotional suitable for all ages. … READ MORE…

Welcoming the man in the seat by the aisle

Canon Chris Harris brings to our attention this post, originally published during Advent on the progressive Episcopalian blog “Friends of Jake”. Written by a member of St Paul’s, the essay was also featured in the newsletter for the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York Last Sunday, I was sitting in the side section on the right … READ MORE…

A Hope for Christmas, Advent part IV

It is the fourth week of Advent; may we remember children and their parents, they are and always have been the best hope the world knows. The child was made with breath & whispers; the warm tones of flesh in a rose-colored flush, the red of blood. The child, made in an embrace, was hope … READ MORE…

Advent Calendars – No Longer Just a Box of Chocolates!

During our Advent Forum series and our Advent Edition of Living Wi$ely (online here: http://stpaulcathedral.org/9am-forum and here http://stpaulcathedral.org/livingwisely ) we have been talking about Advent Calendars and how they can be much more than a fond childhood memory about little cardboard windows and chocolates. They can really be a wonderful devotional, helping us to slow … READ MORE…

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