Pulpit Posts2017-06-13T16:32:54+00:00

The Holy Spirit Flocks Around Us | The Rev. Susan E. Hill

As many of you know, I was in Phoenix last weekend attending my friend Jennifer Reddall’s consecration as Bishop of Arizona, and it was truly a blessed event. It was blessed not just because Bishop Reddall is now the first female bishop of Arizona. Or because she is currently one of only ten women who are the primary bishop of one of our 111 dioceses in the Episcopal church. Or because the ceremony included an amazing ritual to create sacred space led by Native American women, one of whom is also an Episcopal priest. Or because the music was a delightful combination of beloved Anglican and Spanish-language hymns (helped by an 80-member choir and a mariachi band, of course). Or because the celebratory performance by former “lost boys” from Sudan who have found an Episcopal church to call home in their new land. Or the vibrant presence of our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. It was blessed because of the palpable presence of the Holy Spirit. For a sermon in her days as rector of Church of the Epiphany here in New York, +Jennifer once did some research on doves as an image of the Holy Spirit.....

By |March 22nd, 2019|

Going Forth | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson

A couple of weeks ago, I was blessed to find myself in Boston at Trinity Church, Copley Square. And I was doubly blessed to be hearing a sermon from the Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes. Bishop Hughes serves currently as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Her words to the congregation were impassioned, and she spoke the truth to us in love as she focused on power and welcome, systemic injustice and growth....

By |March 15th, 2019|

Transcendent Creativity

photo by Charles Edward Case Between now and May, the Brooklyn Museum is offering an exhibit featuring the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Titled Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,

By |March 1st, 2019|

Early Valentine

The Reverend Doctor Anna S. Pearson, Rector Valentine’s Day came early here at Holy Apostles, in the form of our Black History Month celebration last Sunday honoring the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin. What

By |February 15th, 2019|

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