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Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Resilient Communities Grow to Help Others

On November 8, 2013, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded hit the central islands of the Philippines. The islands of Leyte and Samar were hit the hardest, with more than 6,000 dead and 1,000 missing. Southern cities like Tacloban and Surigao were devastated, with infrastructure damaged so 

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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

El Dia de los Muertos: Leave a Legacy

Around my house, we have a special love for la Dia de los Muertos. Well before we had children, my wife and I collected Dia de los Muertos art from Mexico. Being a physical therapist, my wife has an interest in skeletal anatomy and has a few different anatomically correct skeletons of different 

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Friday, Sep 26, 2014

St. Francis’ Day: Animals as Blessings

On St. Francis’ Day, many Episcopal churches open their doors to animals of every kind. Fuzzy, furry, feathered and scaled. Slimy, soft, cuddly and jumpy; people and their animal companions come to church on that day for the animals to be blessed. A beautiful gesture to be sure, and in my mind

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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

Microfinance Program Empowers Women to Create Their Own Sustainable Income

In this week’s featured story, you will learn about one of Episcopal Relief & Development’s programs in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. The program provides micro-credit loans to help people start or expand their businesses.  The video is a 

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Monday, Aug 11, 2014

#EYE14 – Already Healing a Hurting World

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. ~ 1 Timothy 4:12 Tuesday, August 12th is International Youth Day. In celebration of all the youth worldwide here is a blog on the recent Episcopal Youth Event 2014 that demonstrates

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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Maundy Thursday: The Last Shall be First

By Sean McConnell

I think more than any other, Maundy Thursday services are the ones I remember most from my childhood. I always thought they were peculiar and mysterious. Since I’m a PK (priest’s kid), it was my dad I remember most. He would sit on

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