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Letters to AO

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Letters from 1 to 8 January 2006

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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner

Hi there, AO! A happy and blessed New Year to you all. I really look forward to reading your thoroughly loving and Christian editorial every week, an oasis in a sea of vitriol! God bless you!

I have a very simple method of keeping sacred and secular together, which works for me. I simply recite the Jesus Prayer constantly, whatever I am doing, when possible with my lips, if not in my heart. It has a surprising way of sacralizing the secular, or just enabling me to see God in everything.

Keep on exercising the God-given Anglican charism.

Rev. Gerry Reilly
Retired, but in the Parish of St. Bartholomew
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, UK
2 January 2006

It's all caused by that leap second

As a mark of my sense of disjointedness during this period, I failed to check in to read the AO letter as is my regular practice. It is now in the evening of Monday after Sunday, January 1, 2006, "The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ" which might have been designated as the "First Sunday after Christmas"! Thus, thank you for the letter-to-the-editor become essay, "A Christmas Letter" from the Revd R. Edgar Wallace, beginning with a wonderful poem, "A Christmas Carol" by the Revd Robert Herrick.

Wallace's letter and Herrick's poem have helped to make this particular moment a kind of "Second Sunday After Christmas" for me, now that days of the week, in my retirement, often aren't sequentially distinct or regularly chronological in my mind, and sometimes don't matter - until I need to observe a regular appointment determined by the calendars and clocks on our walls, and the atomic clocks that presumably are in synchronization with the leap second at the end of 2005 that has been added!

Praise the Almighty for God's Incarnation in Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Let us thank God that Jesus came "for us and for our salvation".

The Reverend Timothy Makoto Nakayama
St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle - Diocese of Olympia
Seattle, Washington, USA
3 January 2006

It's where we argue about sex...

Hi! I just want to know what is Episcopal Church all about?

I am a single mother. I have a boyfriend from Florida for more than 2 years now. He is a member of Episcopal Church. I hope you can give me some informations about it and how to become a member of your church...

I have a very strong faith in Jesus Christ. I have recieved Jesus Christ as my personal saviour when I was 14 years old. It was conducted by a born again Christian. However, I am going to church regularly in the Roman Catholic Church since I was baptized as a Roman Catholic.

Thank you very Much!

Lucille C. Ozoa
Roman Catholic
Maslog, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, PHILIPPINES
6 January 2006

(Ed: We referred Ms Ozoa to a parish near her home)

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