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Easter Sunday 2016

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Gospel: John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have […]

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Great Vigil of Easter 2016

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Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were […]

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Good Friday 2016

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Gospel: John 18:1-19:42 Sometimes I wonder, when life can seem very dark already, why we need to make this somber, gloomy journey through Holy Week. I know, you’ve probably heard me say that unless you make the entire journey through Holy Week, as you faithful few are doing today, then it is difficult to fully experience […]

Bishop's letter

A Report from the House of Bishops

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A Letter from Bishop Benfield The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops met in retreat March 11–15 at Camp Allen Conference Center in Navasota, Texas. I was a part of that meeting. It was our first meeting with our new presiding bishop, Michael Curry, and even though it was the middle of Lent, our gathering had […]

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Passion Sunday: Palm Sunday 2016

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Gospel: Passion Gospel from Luke For two years I lived in the English coastal town of Brighton. Just a few miles to the west of Brighton lies an ancient Sussex village known as Lewes. Lewes is known for two things: The first is for brewing, since 1794, if the studied opinion of my fellow students could […]