Author Archives: Deacon Eric

New Life for Ghost Boys and Girls

In January of 1988 a 12-year-old South African boy named Martin Pistorius was sent home sick from school. He got worse. And worse. And worse. He was weak, he couldn’t eat, it was painful to walk, he became forgetful. Eventually … Continue reading

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Our Lenten Processional Cross

During Lent we are using an Ethiopian processional cross. This very intricate style of cross is similar to those used by Coptic Christians as well. When we see it, may it help us to remember in prayer the persecuted Christians … Continue reading

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Assumptions and the Akedah

What color is this alb? White or blue? This past week The Dress caused us all to rethink what we assume may be apparent to everyone. My assumptions about something that is very clear to me can be very wrong. … Continue reading

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Come and See

In today’s gospel reading Jesus calls his first disciples. John the Baptist tells his disciples that Jesus is the one to follow. Two of them come up to him. When Jesus asks what they want, they stammer and appear at … Continue reading

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How Can This Be?

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all worship the same One God. Yet each of the Abrahamic faiths has a different way of understanding God. Each can be summarized with one word. The word “Israel” translates as “struggle with God,” and that … Continue reading

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