Mary Glasspool


The mission of the Church is to go to hell.

On this “hinge day” in Holy Week — after Jesus is laid in the tomb on Good Friday and before the first fire of Easter is kindled for the Great Vigil — this teaching from Bishop Mary Glasspool offers a powerful reflection on what the “he descended into hell” part of the Creed has to say on this Holy Saturday about our mission as the Church the other 364 days of the year. Shared in gratitude and with her permission.

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Bishop Glasspool Reflects on Sabbath Time

by Mary D. Glasspool, Bishop Suffragan – Diocese of Los Angeles

In the Gospel lesson appointed for this coming Sunday we read that Jesus asked the apostles to “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” The Gospel writer Mark adds, “For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat” (Mark 6:31). Jesus is not instructing his disciples to observe the Sabbath day, but rather to observe some sabbath time.

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Bishop Mary Glasspool on “Psalm One”

We are looking forward to welcoming Bishop Mary Glasspool to All Saints on Saturday, May 16th for Confirmation Day. Reposting here the reflection she wrote for this week’s Episcopal News Weekly as some great food for thought. Enjoy!

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