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Revised Catechumenate

From a Lent with much suffering and dying to an Easter with signs of new life and much hope:  this is the story of the catechumenate at Trinity Cathedral for the beginning of 2012. Much of the story has been … Continue reading

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When to baptize?

The above question can be answered in numerous ways. All involve praxis because of the very nature of sacrament as visible action celebrating grace. Most recently my experience is one in which there is a presumption that grace is alive … Continue reading

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Advent and Beyond

We did what I said we wouldn’t do this year–we asked those involved in the catechumenate to join the parish in the ADVENTure series during Advent.  This is a series of outreach activities.  I stressed to the sponsors that they … Continue reading

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Tom Wright, Part 3

I shared the review with several people in the office whom I thought might find it of interest.  When I found Wright’s e-mail address, I sent a copy to him.  Much to my surprise he e-mailed back very quickly.  Here … Continue reading

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Grace at Work

We had a powerful meeting this evening.  I always find it amazing when I am witness to a person struggling with conversion.  That’s what happened this evening. Witnessing God’s mysterious ways unfold is also always amazing.  This week’s gospel passage … Continue reading

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Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch….a Current Story

Trinity’s associate pastor Lynell related the following experience to me: A family called her to the bedside of one of their dying family members.  In the course of the visit, the dying person’s son asked that his mother be baptized.  … Continue reading

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The Year-Round Catechumenate

I believe that the only way to go with the catechumenate process in a parish is year-round.  This means that you have at least one meeting every week, probably on the same day and at the same time.  This seems … Continue reading

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Catechisms

The Anglican/Episcopal Church “incubator” is ideal for the birthing of new adult Christians.  What makes it ideal is that the meeting place for Episcopalians is not doctrinal agreement but prayer.  The Book of COMMON Prayer is core.  Is there a … Continue reading

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