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Fr. Ron Pogue
Arlington, Texas
I am serving as Interim Dean at Saint John's Cathedral in Denver, Colorado.
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One Sunday in Bondurant, Wyoming, I experienced God’s reign on earth, transcending time and space and even barbecue. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at e-piphanies
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Several years ago, when I was jogging along the Seawall in Galveston one morning, I noticed that someone had written the following message with chalk in large letters: "The Race Goes Not Always to The Swift. . .But to Those Who Keep On Running." That's an important word of encouragement and one I needed to hear that day. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Watching all the children in Vacation Bible School this week brought back memories of my own childhood experience in Church. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Several people have asked if I don’t hold the immigrant parents accountable for putting these children in harms way and bringing them across the border. My answer is, “I certainly do.” Here’s what I mean. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Our Cathedral kids and counselors will soon be enjoying an amazing week at Camp Bratton Green, the camp for the Diocese of Mississippi in Canton. While there, they will sing a grace before meals that is often called “The Johnny Appleseed Grace.” There's a story in that song. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at e-piphanies
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A verse of scripture has been on my mind all week and I can’t stop thinking about it. When that happens, I assume that it may be a prompting of the Holy Spirit that is important for my life and ministry. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at e-piphanies
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I have a few suggestions for how to enjoy summertime while still fulfilling our sacred purpose. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Jesus gave a breath of fresh air to his disciples. On the first Easter Day, he came into the place where the disciples were, breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” It was this same breath of fresh air the disciples received on the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after the resurrection. How can we be more receptive to the breath of God? Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at e-piphanies
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We are in the days leading up to the Day of Pentecost and in a period sometimes known as Ascensiontide. The Ascension (Luke 24:44-53 / Acts 1:1-11) is probably not the best known of the feast days on the calendar, but it is one that takes on increasing depth and importance the more you think about it and experience it. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Beginning this Sunday, we will resume the custom of beginning worship services in the Cathedral by ringing one of these bells. Here are some thoughts about these beautiful bells. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Recently, I was asked what aspects of the Episcopal Church I value and find life-giving and what about it calls me deeper into my relationship with God. I'd like to share my answer with you. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at e-piphanies
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The Fourth Sunday of Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday every year. Our collect and readings remind us that in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the New Testament, the middle eastern shepherd is a metaphor for the divine nature. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Springtime is seedtime in Mississippi. Seeds speak of abundance in nature. Plants and trees produce far more seeds than are needed to ensure the continuation of each species. That’s the way it is with the natural world. The Creator has provided more than enough! Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at e-piphanies
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The Paschal candle is the first candle to be lighted from the sacred fire at the Great Vigil of Easter. The flame of the Paschal candle symbolizes the eternal presence of Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, the Light of the World in the midst of his people, the Light which darkness has never overcome. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Who and whose we truly are – that’s what Holy Week and Easter are all about. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at e-piphanies
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The cross could have destroyed Jesus. But it didn’t because in humility he submitted himself to a discipline that kept him within the Divine Will. We could use some of his obedience in our own lives. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Where’s the grace – in my life, in the life of my community of faith, in my family, in my neighborhood, in political campaigns, in the actions of my government, in my workplace, in my classroom, in my relationship with my God? Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at e-piphanies
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From time to time, people ask me which verse of the Bible is the most important. I usually tell them that, in my opinion, the greatest verse in the Bible is the magnificent affirmation by St. John, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life" (Jn.3:16). Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at e-piphanies
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For me, Christianity is first and foremost about relationships – with God, with others, and with my own spiritual being. The “rules” God gives us are intended to help us cherish, protect, and sustain those relationships. Following the “rules” don’t make us worthy of our relationships; they help us abide in them. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at e-piphanies
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This will reach you during The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This annual observance always begins on January 18, the Confession of St. Peter, and continues until January 25, the Conversion of St. Paul. What does it mean for us? Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at e-piphanies
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As I reflect on the past year, with enormous help from the media, I'm faced with this question: Will the new year really be new? Why is it we make such a fuss over the changing of the year? Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at e-piphanies
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As I sit here contemplating the Christmas message, I am reminded that someone once said "the best way to send a message is to wrap it in a person." That's what God did in sending Jesus to us. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at e-piphanies
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In his First Letter to the Thessalonians, St. Paul exhorts Christians to be people who always rejoice, always pray, and always give thanks. How in the world does one go about living such a life? Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at e-piphanies
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The Messiah who came as a little child and died on a cross as a man is not just a messenger. He is Emmanuel, God With Us in the flesh. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at e-piphanies
Savior of the nations, come; Virgin’s Son, here make Thy home! Marvel now, O heaven and earth, That the Lord chose such a birth. Not by human flesh and blood; By the Spirit of our God Was the Word of God made flesh, Woman’s offspring, pure and fresh. Wondrous birth! O wondrous Child Of the virgin undefiled! Though by all the world disowned, Still to be in heaven enthroned. From the Father forth He came And returneth to the same, Captive leading death and hell High the song of triumph swell! Thou, the Father’s only Son, Hast over sin the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at e-piphanies