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Father Thompson — The Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant

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If You Love Me

Do you love me? If you do love me, then feed my sheep. If you love me, obey my commandments. If you love me, show me. Whatever Jesus had asked us to do, he has demonstrated it to us through his own action. Jesus calls on us to live out his commandments, made real in […]

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Precious and Chosen

It is a beautiful thing to be chosen by God. We are to be God’s priests in the world, doing the work God has called us to do. We have been given Salvation which has its power from God, who has called us as His precious and chosen. You have to live it – claim […]

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Oscar Romero – March 19, 2014

I never tire of reading about the life of Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, and this week’s spiritual hero. Born in 1917, he was one of those people whose life is transformed by the events surrounding him. And, having been transformed himself, he changed the lives of many others. For this, he paid the […]

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Unlearn to Learn

On Sunday March 16, 2014 Rev. M. Dion Thompson, Rector  delivered a thrilling message entitled, Unlearn to Learn. We are witnesses – who must testify to the power of encountering God in our own lives. The gospel tells us: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who […]

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Passing the Test of Discipleship

On Sunday March 9, 2014 Father Thompson asked everyone a question, Are You Preparing to Pass the Test? What is your discipleship calling you to do? What test are you being called to pass in your discipleship journey? Your discipleship is intended to not only benefit you, but to do the work of God in […]

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Cyril of Jerusalem – March 12, 2014

If you love the Holy Week liturgies, then you will want to give thanks and praise to this week’s spiritual hero, Cyril of Jerusalem. Born in Jerusalem about 315, he became bishop of the holy city around 349. This was a fractious time in the history of the Church. Cyril was banished from his episcopate […]

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James Theodore Holly – March 5, 2014

This week, March 5, 2014, we remember James Theodore Holly, the first African American Bishop in the Episcopal Church. Born in 1829 in Washington, D.C, Holly descended from freed slaves. His great-great grandfather James Theodore Holly was a Scotsman in Maryland, who freed his slaves in 1772. Among the slaves was his son and namesake, […]

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Perpetua and Felicity – February 26, 2014

This week, February 26, 2014, we remember Perpetua and Felicity, daughters of Africa who, along with several companions, were martyred for the Christian faith in Carthage in 207.  Their story is preserved in an account written in part by Perpetua and in part by an anonymous narrator. Many believe the narrator was a man named […]

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The Revolution is Alive

Father Thompson delivered an inspiring message on February 23, 2014 entitled,”The Revolution is Alive” He referenced Ephesians 5:1-2 for the message, and emphasized that we are in a revolution right now! Ephesians 5:1-2 (NRSV) Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a […]

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