received during the week of 25 January 2004
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An Episcopal-branded Monopoly game, somewhere on Baltic Avenue
I HAD DISCOVERED an Episcopalian monopoly game. I have since
lost the link to it. Can anyone help me? I want to purchase it for a
St. Anne's Episcopal Church
Stockton, California, USA
26 January 2004
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Presiding Bishop on praying for the church
MR. GREVILLE'S QUESTION in last week's Letters,
as to how Presiding Bishop Griswold's prayer that 'God is leading
us more deeply into who we are called to be as a community of
to the Spirit of Jesus Christ: In the order for Confirmation,
the confirming bishop lays hands on the confirmand's head and
that s/he "daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more,
until he comes to your everlasting Kingdom.' (BCP 1979)
This prayer reflects the Church's recognition that those who
follow Christ are called to continue to grow in the faith and
discernment throughout their lives.
extension, the Church, as the Body of Christ, is called to become
a more and more Christlike community until the coming of the
fullness of Christ's kingdom. As in this Sunday's gospel (3 Epiphany),
we are to follow Christ's example in proclaiming 'Good News to
the poor, proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight
to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year
of the Lord's favor.' (Luke
4:18-19) So long as there are people who are poor, captive, blind
and oppressed, we still have room to grow and Good News to proclaim,
along with the Lord's favor, which
is not limited. Presiding Bishop Griswold, a deeply faithful
and spiritually wise man, is praying a prayer for the Church
I pray is fulfilled.
Reverend Peggy Blanchard
St Elizabeth Episcopal Church, Knoxville
Kingston, Tennessee, USA
28 January 2004
HAD TO WRITE and tell you that Anglicans Online just gets better
There was a time, many years ago, (when Tod left, in fact) that I thought
it would never be the same. And it isn't the same. But you have built on what Tod gave birth to and nurtured it and made it grow.
And now it has a voice of its own -- often a quiet voice of reason that rises above the cacophony of dissension or the reassurance
of God's presence and His love even amid the anguish of tragedy.
Congratulations! Keep up the good work. And should you be in touch with
Tod, please give him my very best regards!
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
31 January 2004
You can find Tod Maffin by typing his name into Google.
DOCTRINE OR EVEN MORALITY, you now rely on ornaments and excuse
for any behavior to fill your empty churches and to keep alive an organization without confidence or utility.
Mary H. Raitt
Washington, DC, USA
1 February 2004
OF GOD, as revealed through Jesus Christ, has never been divisive
or exclusive. The Holy Spirit has through the ages called the Church to be more inclusive. Parochialism has always been the enemy
of the Holy Spirit because it fosters a static understanding of the Christian faith which makes the Church resistent to hearing a
new Word of truth.
Someone commented at a recent vestry meeting that in the midst of all
the turmoil over the election and consecration of Bishop Robinson, our parish is as strong as it has ever been. Our pledges are up.
Our membership is growing. And none of our wide variety of ministries is in danger of being cut due to lack of funding. We give thanks
that we are an inclusive, loving, and welcoming community that understands that the catholic faith is not static.
Randolph H Moore
Church of the Holy Comforter
Richmond Virginia, USA
1 February 2004
We launched our
'Letters to AO' section on 11 May 2003. All of our letters are
in our archives.