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Channing Moore Williams – Missionary Bishop

Bishop Williams, a farmer’s son, was born in Richmond, Virginia, on July 18, 1829, and brought up in straitened circumstances by his widowed mother. He attended the College of William and Mary and the Virginia Theological Seminary. Ordained deacon in … Continue reading

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Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon and Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637

Nicholas Ferrar (1592– 1637) was the founder of a religious community at Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England, which existed from 1626 to 1646. His family had been prominent in the affairs of the Virginia Company, but when that company was dissolved, … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Savior?

Sunday, November 29, marks the beginning of Advent, a season in the Church’s year when Christians are encouraged to reflect on their need for a savior. We sing songs and read Bible passages, some of which recall how the ancient … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving!

The American holiday of Thanksgiving means a lot of different things to different people. Many suppose that the holiday originated with the Pilgrims of Plymouth colony, who in 1621 shared a feast with their Native American neighbors and then sat … Continue reading

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Edmund, King of East Anglia – 870

Edmund ascended the throne of East Anglia at the age of fifteen, one of several monarchs who ruled various parts of England at that period in her history. The principal source of information about the martyrdom of the young king … Continue reading

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St. Hilda – Abbess of Whitby, 680

Collect of the Day Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680 O God, your blessed Son became poor for our sake, and chose the Cross over the kingdoms of this world: Deliver us from an inordinate love of worldly things, that we, … Continue reading

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St. Hugh – Bishop of Lincoln, 1200

Hugh was born into a noble family at Avalon in Burgundy (France). He became a canon regular at Villard-Benoit near Grenoble. About 1160 he joined the Carthusians, the strictest contemplative order of the Church, at their major house, the Grande … Continue reading

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St. Margaret – Queen of Scotland 1093

St. Margaret of Scotland November 16 is the feast day of St. Margaret of Scotland. Margaret was born around the year 1045. She was a member of the English royal family, the sister of Edgar Aetheling. She fled to Scotland … Continue reading

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Winter weather and Prayer It’s time to get ready for dark and stormy days. Pray for those traveling over the mountain passes.  This may raise a question: why pray? If God is all-powerful and in control, what difference do our … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day, a federal holiday, is celebrated on November 11. The date recalls the signing of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. This is a day to remember with gratitude the men and women who have served, … Continue reading

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