The joy in encountering others

Sometimes the good news can sound like bad news: we are loved by God no matter what, but that means we must love each other no matter what. This edition of Connections is about good news. Most generally, t...

How about some good news?

Bad news. Fake news. It’s all around us, grabbing the headlines and filling up our social media feeds. Violence, sadness, anger, disrespect. It’s enough to make you disconnect, try to stop paying attention to t...

Bishop ordains four to diaconate

At a glorious Eucharist commemorating the Martyrs of Uganda, Bishop Breidenthal ordained four men to the diaconate on June 3 at Christ Church Cathedral. The new deacons are, Charles Graves IV, James Devin Rodge...

Three ordained to priesthood

At a Eucharist commemorating Ephrem of Edessa, Bishop Breidenthal ordained Kevin Dwayne Beesley, Margaret Lloyd Foster Foote and Margaret Clare Leidheiser-Stoddard to the priesthood on June 10 at Christ Church ...

The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna

Joyful, engaging, loving. Devoted, grace-filled, caring and compassionate. Kind, humble, sincere, responsible. Faithful, fearless, zealous and dedicated. Devout, tireless, welcoming, willing. All of these are a...

Exploring new friendships with neighbors afar

Several parishioners at Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, have had ties to the city of Mérida, Mexico, capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán. They discovered, over a period of several years, the lack of an...

The face of God

As I write this, I've only been back from Honduras for a matter of hours. The sights, smells and stories of the children of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, are so fresh in my mind that the developed world I live in seem...