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personal items about Jerry

Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Holy Transfiguration Monastery is a community of 10 Ukrainian Orthodox monks. Not all are from the Ukraine but they all are drawn to that particular Christian discipline. The monastery buildings come into view after rounding a final curve of the … Continue reading

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The Trinity Icon Saga

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Ah, Retirement

In past years I have put our grill away for the winter with a cursory cleaning. This January I took it all apart and gave it a thorough cleaning. Today I took it out of storage and set it up. … Continue reading

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Homeless in San Francisco–Not Really

The bus left at 9:00 pm. We arrived at the bus stop at 9:15 pm. Alone in a cold dark city with only a bag (not a sleeping bag), 2 cell phones that were close to losing power and no … Continue reading

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Dean’s Award

Trinity Cathedral’s dean’s awards are given to people who have made a significant contribution to the life of the community. The awards started in 1977. Sometimes one person receives an award; sometimes more. The most I have seen for any … Continue reading

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Blocking Progress

The Dean was concerned that we didn’t have any “basics” classes at Trinity. So, inspired by Canon Carey’s previous ministry in this area, I developed some. It was a good way to provide basics and to develop a year-round catechumenate. … Continue reading

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Invite Welcome Connect

Mary Parmer began an evangelism ministry around 2007 that she came to call Invite Welcome Connect. The story of how she came to create and lead this dynamic ministry is contained in Chapter One of her book, Invite Welcome Connect. … Continue reading

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Jerry's life..2018 & 2019

As I said in the previous email, Trinity cathedral had a transition in leadership from Brian Baker to Jim Richardson as Interim Dean. Brian was appreciative of the catechumenate ministry but his focus in 2017 and 2018 was to move … Continue reading

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I'm Baaack!

Wow! My last post might have been in 2015 or 2016…I’m not sure. I dated it 2015 as a guess. My situation has changed. This post will reflect personal history for 2015 – 2018. I will post “things I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Reflections

I’m dating this post for January 2015 but, quite frankly, I’m not sure when I wrote it.  Let’s just say that the time gap between earlier regular postings and this post as well as  the time span after this to … Continue reading

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