Where Everything Is Holy

From the meditation given at Jazz Vespers on Sunday, May 15:

I have ceased distinguishing
between the religious and the secular,
for everything is holy:

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Children’s & Youth Choirs Spring Concert

May 22, 2016

by Jenny Tisi

Every summer, I sit for countless hours at my computer and chose repertoire for the following season. While I listen, I try to keep my mind open for a theme for spring concert, all while concentrating on worship service literature. 

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To Celebrate, Appreciate and Agitate

An All Saints Day to Remember
May 1, 2016

by Susan Russell

On Sunday, May 1st All Saints Church gathered 2000 strong to celebrate the 21 year tenure of Ed Bacon as its rector with a blow out “four alarm glory attack” service in the street marked by joy, energy and diversity.

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Film, Faith & Jesus

Rodrigo Garcia in the Rector’s Forum, Sunday, April 24, 2016:

“My dad [Gabriel Garcia Marquez] would say things like ‘everything is in the Bible.’ I think he would say that if you read the Bible, Don Quixote, Moby Dick, Oedipus Rex, and War and Peace you could be done.”

The Sacrament of Poems

Kim Rosen in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday April 17, 2016:

“The absolute power of a poem is not even the melting of walls between people — it’s discovering that those walls were never there.”

Message to Ed Bacon and All Saints Church

Michael Curry on Friday, April 22, 2016:

“Congratulations on your retirement. Congratulations on your faithfulness, and as Rector of All Saints Church and as leader in this Church.”

“The Roots of Radical Inclusion”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, April 24, 2016:

“Sacred discomfort is essential to the work of advancing Jesus’ agenda of radical inclusion.”

Defined By Love, Not By Fear

Sharon Brous in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, April 10, 2016:

“I want for us to live from a place of courage and a place of hope and possibility — and not be defined by fear, but be defined by love.”

An Evening with Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr on Sunday, April 3, 2016:

“Without contemplation people just don’t really grow because they’re so addicted to their way of thinking. That’s the universal addiction. Your way of thinking is what you’re addicted to… I am, too. And without contemplation, I wouldn’t have known how to loosen my grip on my way of thinking.”

“God Is Not a Christian”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, April 10, 2016:

“However God’s spotlight shows up in your calendar, let God’s spotlight wake you up, and show you how to shepherd the holiness within you, and with every human being you meet. Particularly of those of another faith, or of no faith.”