The Most Rev. Foley Beach has issued a call to a week of prayer and fasting (as you are able), beginning tomorrow, June 3. His message is available here. The archbishop offers a number of prayer intentions for this period and has selected collects from the 2019 BCP to aid your devotions. Similar collects can be found in the 1979 and 1928 BCPs as well.
“If the Church is not you Mother, then God is not your Father.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. St. Cyprian of Carthage tells us this approx. 200 to 258 AD, Carthage Tunisia. Happy Birthday Holy Mother Church, from your boy, Fr. Randy, and all gathered here at this lovely Parish. She is looking very stately at 1987 years young. This
“The Truths of Christianity cannot be arrived at by reason alone, but they are never unreasonable!” In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. So very good to be here with you on this 6th Sunday of Easter, where has the time gone, and will we ever forget Eastertide 2020? Just imagine being at the Areopagus in Athens in the 1st century and having the
Today we rejoice that the Supreme Court of Texas has issued a unanimous decision in our favor concerning the suit first brought against the Diocese and Corporation more than 11 years ago. After considering our Petition for Review of the 2018 opinion issued by the Second Court of Appeals, the high Court has granted all the relief requested. Page two of the opinion says in part, Applying neutral principles to
The Truths of Christianity can be arrived at by reason alone, but they are never unreasonable! In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. So very good to be here with you on this 6th Sunday of Easter, where has the time gone, and will we ever forget Eastertide 2020? Just imagine being at the Areopagus in Athens in the 1st Century and having the
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except by me.” “Thomas said to Jesus, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
“I am the door; If anyone enters by me he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. It is so good to still be here with you on this 4th Sunday of Easter. Our struggle, and ordeal with public health, and this virus goes on. We are all still here,
To the people of the Diocese of Fort Worth, Greetings in the name of the Risen Lord and Savior of the world. Our hope is in Jesus Christ, and now more than ever, we need to affirm that truth. Despite living in a time of pandemic and economic upheaval, we are blessed. One hundred years ago, during the Spanish flu, churches were shut down for months on end. With the
He had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. Laurie and I travel so much that our theme song is “On the Road Again,” by Willie Nelson. Every time we load up and head out of town, one of us starts singing it. The story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus made me think of our theme song. It begins with the words, “That
It is so good to be here with you all, in these most bizarre times. As Orthodox Christians we have real and profound reason to be hopeful, even in the face of horrific tragedy. We have lost many loved ones, and may lose a good many more. Our faith is not some “pie in the sky when you die by and by”, no it is far more interesting than that.