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Good signs, XXXI

August 3, 2016

Church of St. Christopher by the Sea, Gibson Island, Md.

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  1. Richard permalink
    August 3, 2016 17:55

    Every first Sunday? What about the other three other four or five Sunday’s?

  2. James Morgan permalink
    August 7, 2016 00:19

    What about evening prayer and morning prayer daily, as envisioned in the1928 BCB. Are the clergy in so many Episcopal parishes so lazy that they can’t pray in public twice a day.?
    I feel sorry for them. they should look towards their fathers in faith who did that without failing and did great works for the poor in their time, like Bl. George Herbert who was a light in he darkness in his time.

  3. Jay Croft permalink
    August 10, 2016 19:17

    James, this is a different era. In olden times clergy pretty much stayed in their parish bounds and knew everyone in town.

    And the 1979 BCP has been around for more than a third of a century.

    Today the responsibilities of clergy are more diverse, and there are all sorts of regional and diocesan meetings. (One of the greatest benefits of being retired is that I don’t have to go to those meetings!) Clergy wives were expected to stay home, raise children and do all the cooking and cleaning in order for their Reverend husbands to lead MP twice daily.

  4. James Morgan permalink
    August 10, 2016 21:00

    I was once a member of an Anglo-Catholic parish, St. Mary of the Angels in Hollywierd.
    We had daily morning and evening prayer and daily Mass with just one priest, back in the olden days. and he did hospital visits and shut-ins as well. And I remember another priest of another parish who used to visit a young man with kidney failure every day! You could tell the time by his footsteps down the hall in Children’s Hospital! The young man survived and eventually became a priest himself, in Australia of all places. Now that is pastoral care!

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