Give me your feet and I will give you mine: Footwashing amongst the Baptists and Episcopalians

    I can say with confidence that I have washed more feet than any Episcopal priest that I know. This is not because my previous parishes enthusiastically embraced Maundy Thursday. No, I make this claim this because I was raised as a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. In that tradition, once per month … Continue reading Give me your feet and I will give you mine: Footwashing amongst the Baptists and Episcopalians

Galatians 1:11-24: The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

O GOD, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may shew forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through Jesus … Continue reading Galatians 1:11-24: The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

Incarnation and Racial Reconciliation during Christmastide: The Feast of St John the Evangelist

The second day of Christmastide has a different feel than the first. December 26th we remembered the first martyr Stephen. December 27th we remember St John the Evangelist. According to tradition, he is the only one of the twelve apostles who did not suffer martyrdom (We pass over the end of Judas in silence). Gone … Continue reading Incarnation and Racial Reconciliation during Christmastide: The Feast of St John the Evangelist