Holy Reverie Blog

Evensong

by Kristin Lensch, Organist-Choirmaster Evensong:  one of the most beautiful liturgies of the Anglican tradition, the sung office of Evening Prayer. I first encountered it in graduate school and was entranced by the simplistic elegance of the liturgy and the sound of a well-rehearsed choir in a beautiful and reverberant sacred space. The service’s roots are slightly based in the monastic offices, but more so in the long history of Christians gathering to pray together in the... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 0 comments
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Encountering Christ

by Neil Raman, Curate A couple of years ago I went to Chattanooga for the consecration of a Mar Thoma Church, an Indian Church that has deep connections with the Episcopal Church. I don't know what I was thinking, showing up to a church that I had never been to before for a major event with no warning to anyone at the church, but I went nonetheless. And so I found myself standing with the rest of the congregation during the three-and-a-half hour service and the 45-minute sermon, which... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 2 comments
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Sacramental People

The wedding season for summer 2016 has about ended. As has been my usual privilege, this summer I have officiated at several events - from the most simple occasion with the barest minimum, priest, couple, and witness, sometimes known and sometimes not, to the most recent, an extravaganza involving two islands, one on both sides of Long Island, and more parties than could be considered reasonable under any circumstances! Each extreme is wonderful in its way though one is significantly less... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, September 12, 2016 | 0 comments
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Giving our Souls and Bodies

Last fall, I attended a conference on the Church’s response to violence. The keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, spoke about a direct correlation between an increase in violence and lack of wellness in our communities. He was not just talking about physical health, but about our mental, financial, vocational, relational, and spiritual well-being and, most importantly, how well they are all integrated. I shared this thought with our Adult Christian Formation committee and we... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 1 comments
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