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Holy Wednesday

July 16, 2016
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Wednesday of Holy Week seems one of the days orphaned from its ritual parents. Swung soundlessly between  the arms of Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday it feels unmarked in my community.    I understand the text of anointing with spikenard is often associated with this day in the liturgy and the negotiations of Judas Iscariot…

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O Spirit Come

June 3, 2016
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O dove O fire O breath O tide O wave O water like laughter

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Praying with Bowls

May 20, 2016
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On Sunday we’ll be coming to the Trinity with cadences of Celtic Liturgy and with imaginings of colour and movement and relationship.  Circles seem to rise naturally as the worship unfolds itself in me this week.  So we will be praying with bowls, acknowledging the circle of their rim, the threshold of our pouring in…

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A Contemplative Eastertide

April 9, 2016
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  O Spirit O Silence O Risen One O Gate O Garden O Press of the Grass O Call O Healer O Love Gone Before Us O Breath O Life O Catcher of Tears O Spirit O Silence O Risen One Alleluia!

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In the Crowd

March 19, 2016
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  I have to say Palm Sunday sometimes makes me angry. Even though, or perhaps because, I am in that crowd, cheering with the rest of them for the safest bet, the quickest fix, the most obvious answer. In my heart I know with certainty that life requires of me a deeper attention.

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Prayer for the Road

March 5, 2016
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God of setting out and arrival and the road between, we lay down, with reverent attention those things that we have taken up to protect us – from You and from one another.

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Transfiguration

February 6, 2016
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Holy One, We have come carrying our days, like torches or tea lights, touching darkness. Who knows by the thing that is lifted, the question the song, the touch, the story of light strange and holy as sunrise ~ Who knows what belovedness will become transparent to us, in us. We have come carrying our…

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Epiphany Invocation

January 19, 2016
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  Epiphany Invocation O shimmering O dayspring O light on the snow O sweep of stars O brightness of tears O  word of fire O shining hope O gentle comfort O radiance of the ordinary moment O God O sun on the field of my heart Draw near

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Hearts Like Cups

January 3, 2016
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Arise, lift up your hearts and shine, For God’s brightness is covering us. God, holding out to us gifts, gifts of the star-child: courage for love and for wonder hope in those places we cannot see, the Holy Presence in suffering and joy. God’s brightness is covering us. We hold out our hearts like cups…

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Starlight and Slippers

January 3, 2016
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  Matthew 2:1-12 There was an Epiphany that found me travelling home from a small town the other side of Toronto.  I carried, along with all my bags and books, the story of the magi that we heard today. Drawn by the motion of travel into an interior world, in my imagination the magi journeyed again; their…

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Forever

September 27, 2015
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Nothing of wood or even stone is forever But the heart that beat in it; the soft intercessions The fervent witness The hope Is not lost It is in You, Holy One.  It is in You  

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For Beginning

September 3, 2015
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Holy One, may we come to this hour as though we lay on our backs with the night sky above us with the orange moon tying us to the originating moment and all who are between. may we come to this hour as though astonished by the delight of the morning sun when we thought…

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