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Holy Week Services

Plans are falling into place for our Holy Week services, and so I can say with some confidence that what you read here is what will happen next week. Palm Sunday, Sunday Morning at 10:30 AM We will hold our . . .

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Midday Prayer During the Covid-19 Outbreak at 12:30 PM Every Day Except Sunday

Please note, because open Zoom meetings across the country have been attacked by internet trolls (whom we shall pray for following the commandment to love our enemies), we are password protecting this prayer service. Please email The Rev. Karl Stevens (rector@nullststephens-columbus.org) and . . .

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Daily Reflection – Some Greeks Wish to See Jesus

As this crisis continues, and Holy Week begins, I find myself struggling to say compact, pithy, and hopeful things. Yet for some reason I’m writing poetry, maybe because poetry is about wondering and questions, rather than concrete assertions. I can’t . . .

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Daily Reflection – So here we are, alone at last

The reading and sharing of poetry is a huge part of our spiritual practice at St. Stephen’s, so this morning I share this poem by Joy Ladin with you. Some brief commentary will follow it. So here we are, alone . . .

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Palm Sunday Service

We will be live-streaming our 10:30 AM Sunday service on Facebook. In order to watch, you only need to go to the parish’s Facebook page (the link is in the menu to the left). Don’t worry if you’re not on . . .

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Daily Reflection – Altars in the Home

The Midday Prayer group was discussing the ways in which our worship is trying to relocate itself from our church sanctuary to our homes. Someone talked about the ways that people in other faith traditions that have more established practices . . .

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Daily Reflection – Pharaoh’s Officials

Part of the power of praying the Daily Office lies in the fact that it follows a different lectionary. Yes, the Episcopal Church has two lectionaries, one for Sundays and feast days, and one for the Daily Office. The Daily . . .

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Lenten Program Tonight – The Unitive Life

Tonight we’ll hold the fifth and last session of our Lenten Program on Evelyn Underhill’s stages of spiritual development. You can join via Zoom using the link below. If you would like to download a copy of the chapbook in . . .

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Daily Devotion – The Temple in Our Hearts and in Our Homes

I went to the church this morning to pick up some things that we’ll need in order to hold worship in our homes. It was very sad to stand in the sanctuary and know that I won’t be returning to . . .

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Daily Reflection – Obedience

As those who have been participating in the Lenten Series know, the Christian mystics all assert that in order to get close to God, we have to get out of our own way. They call this process of getting out . . .

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Daily Reflection – Eucharist, Ante-Communion, and the Daily Offices

Because I don’t have much understanding of the Daily Offices, and because my concern is with mystical theology, with what happens to us in liturgy, as David Fagerberg puts it, I have been asking people who get great strength and . . .

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