Feb. 21 – God the Merciful Mother Hen – The Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

Pastor Willie and I along with almost all of the priests who are serving in full-time, paid positions in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida spent three days last week at the Duncan Conference Center in Delray Beach with our new Diocesan Bishop, the Right Reverend Peter Eaton. As he begins his episcopacy here Bishop…

February 6 – A View from the Top – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

The story of the Transfiguration, the story we heard again this morning in Luke’s Gospel, is a transition story. It is a story about change, a story about choice. On the one side of the Tranfiguration event is comfortable, safe, non-threatening religious practice. On the other side is the unknown, the unpredictable, the unfamiliar. Is…

Christmas Eve, 2015 — The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella

Have you ever felt small? Really, really small? Being shorter than 81.3% of all women my age in the US I certainly know what feeling small is! But I’m not talking about physical size. The kind of smallness I mean is the existential kind. When I was a kid, something my friends and I used…

November 29 – The Coming of Hope – The Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

We begin the church year today with the season of Advent, but do we really understand Advent? One of the predominant themes of Advent is Christ’s second coming, the coming in glory of the kingdom of God. The lectionary’s Advent readings are full of strange apocalyptic images. Luke speaks of signs in the sun, the…