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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

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Letters from 24 April to 30 April 2006

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters are the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

Progress, pens, and pendulums

It was a joy to read Cynthia's letter today. Not only was my Monday morning ritual of logging on to Anglicans Online as informative as ever, but I rejoice — along, I'm sure, with countless others — to hear of Cynthia's progress, from her own 'pen'. I will continue to keep Cynthia in my prayers.

I can appreciate the sentiments of the correspondent from Tonga who wrote deploring the sadness of the sale of Anglican churches. I am not, however, convinced that other denominations or faiths, are growing at such a rapid rate. Rather, I suggest, the religion of secularism has replaced the religion of faith, whatever that faith may be.

We live in a world that has, by and large, turned its back on God and seeks satisfaction in celebrity worship, the worship of materialism and other such hollow pursuits. Take heart, however. God is still present with us, and it may be that the Holy One is not as much concerned with the demise of individual parishes as with the building up of individual lives. The church has foundered before, and risen, Christ-like, from its own ashes. I have faith that the pendulum will swing back again.

Meanwhile — The Lord is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!

Rene Jamieson
St. John's Cathedral
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

'Divine coinherence'

Cynthia, Your commentary on your health touched my heart. My wife and I have health problems and your comments on your own health ministered to us greatly. I know God is continuing to bless and strengthen you.

The Reverend Roger A. Stinnett (retired Episcopal priest)
St. Philip's Episcopal Church
Joplin, Missouri, USA

Thanks to all who remember us

Cynthia and other AO editors,

You selflessly do so much for the rest of us who are members in the body of Christ.

Thank you for opening the door just a bit, so to speak, and letting us keep your needs in our hearts and in our prayers.

Lori Cooper
Christ the King Episcopal Church
Huntington, Indiana, USA

Well, okay then!

I love being an Anglican. I have my own relationship with the Lord and as an Anglican, that is OK.

Robert Wright
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Geneva, Illinois, USA

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Earlier letters

We launched our 'Letters to AO' section on 11 May 2003. All published letters are in our archives.


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