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Letters to AO

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Letters from 2 October to 8 October 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.

Pray silent, pray deep

Anglicans: Please join us in powerful praying for all Youth members of the Diocese of Polynesia. We will be celebrating our Youth Year throughout Oct11-13th. We only pray for Happiness and Joy.

Shhh! Do not make any noise. Join us with-in.

All Saints
Tonga Islands.
2 October 2006

Soldiering on

I feel guilty! Your "cover letter" this week has prompted the guilt. But it's the GOOD kind! Thank you for it.

This comes by way of a thank you note. I much appreciate your weekly stuff and read it voraciously, tapping into a number of links you provide. Alas, I've not sent you a cent, but will soon. You deserve loads of thanks and praise from your readers since you provide an excellent service to all of us, Anglican or not.

We in TEC (aka ECUSA, aka PECUSA) are feeling the pinch with the Windsor Report (which I think is a punitive sort of document) and our brothers and sisters in other parts of the Communion. However, we soldier on with our progressive, liberal, Catholic (yes, an upper case "C"), lively orthodox way.

I was just named an associate priest (I'm now retired) at one of the best Catholic parishes in TEC, SS Peter and Paul in Portland, OR. It is not fussy nor is it precious in the way we celebrate and the parish truly "walks its talk" with lively ministries to the poor, prostitutes, those needing free dental care, as well as though who prefer what we offer in Catholic liturgy and Celtic spirituality. Our rector is Kurt Neilson and our website is

Thanks for the free "ad" and God bless you all and your hard work for the Dominion of God as we know, express and love it in our beloved church. Blessings!

Fr. Phillip W. Ayers
SS Peter & Paul
Portland, Oregon, USA
4 October 2006

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