Daily Prayer: Ancient words – modern accessibility

The New Testament invites Jesus’ followers to pray without ceasing – acknowledging in every moment that God is with us, God loves us, God invites us to be at peace with one another.  Over the centuries prayers have been written on hearts and by hands for individual and communal use.  In monastic communities the offering of prayers…

Veni Creator Spiritus, a student Lenten reflection

“Teach us to know the Father, Son, and thee, of both, to be but One, that through the ages all along, this may be our endless song: Praise to thy eternal merit, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Artist: Teve, Prayers. Created on Veni Creator Spiritus Veni Creator Spiritus  #meaningoflent Lent isn’t about beating ourselves up other mistakes we can’t undo…

Reflections on Ruby Bridges and the Veritas Forum

The Problem We All Live With, Still By Camille Goodison The day after Ash Wednesday, I accepted an invitation from the NYU Episcopal Chaplain to hear a presentation entitled, “What does it take to forgive?” The talk, which took place at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church inGreenwich Village, was given by Ruby Bridges, best known…

First Sunday in Lent

If you have done the math, then you may realize that there are more than 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Day.  There are, in fact, 6 extra days – the Sundays that happen during the season of Lent.  Sundays do not count toward the 40 days, because every Sunday is considered a “little…

Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy

Since it is Saturday, this here post is coming a little later in the day. . .  This morning I “rested-in.” Earlier this week I included some comments on Sabbath in the Canterbury Downtown weekly e-news.  For those of you who missed them, they can be found at the end of this posting.* Keeping  with my…

Consider joining a worldwide Student Christian Movement

This afternoon students and leaders from colleges and universities around Manhattan will meet for an ongoing conversation about revitalizing an ecumenical student leadership group that has partners worldwide.  You are invited to be a part of that conversation, and a partner in prayer for this developing group: SCM – Student Christian Movement, USA. Join us this afternoon…

Join me tonight at St. Joseph’s 371 Sixth Avenue for this amazing opportunity to hear a story of living history, of a faithful journey, of a hopeful tale of living and seeking reconciliation, even in the face of great danger and evil. Bring an ID and a friend. See you at St. Joseph’s.

Lent with Canterbury Downtown 2012

40 days. What will you do with the 40 days of Lent? In the Book of Common Prayer service for Ash Wednesday we are bid to the observance of a Holy Lent, one that is characterized by “self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” Looking…