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30 Years Ago Today

Thirty years ago today I was ordained a priest at St. Jude’s Church, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. My brothers showed up, as did my parents and some of my aunts and uncles and other relatives. The time seems to have flied … Continue reading

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On Being a Priest

At the age of twenty-six I became an elder. Not an elder in age, of course, but I was ordained to be an elder in the church. Elder in  the Greek of the early church is πρεσβύτερος or presbuteros. This … Continue reading

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The Island Parson: Not George Herbert

George Herbert (1593 – 1633) was a poet and priest of the Church of England. By all accounts he was a brilliant man. He came to maturity in the reign of James I, studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and continued … Continue reading

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