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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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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
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It’s Advent. Advent is hard to observe in our culture, isn’t it? The spiritual dimension of the season can easily be overshadowed. We need to find a balance and the Church can help. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at e-piphanies
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On Sunday, November 26, we will observe the Patronal Feast of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. This year, we will observe the occasion with a service called The Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at e-piphanies
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I want to encourage you to make your Thanksgiving meal a true feast of Thanksgiving for those who gather with you around the table. Here are some worship resources for you to use. Gay and I pray that you and those you love will enjoy a truly Happy Thanksgiving! Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at e-piphanies
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We have a new, but old look at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The Dean and Canons in purple cassocks. Here's why that's worth mentioning. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Only God can make a saint. On Sunday, we’ll observe the Feast of All Saints. And, we’ll help God make some saints when we Baptize two children. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Several remarkable things have happened during the two months I’ve been with the People of St. Andrew’s Cathedral and I want to make some remarks about several of them. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Maybe we have been trying to hear God’s voice and wondering what God is doing in the face of horrific events that have destroyed life and property, dashed hopes, and undermined our sense of security. “Where are you, God, and what are you doing?” Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Let us take comfort in rituals, religious and otherwise. But let us remember that comfort is not merely solace, as important as that may be. Comfort is also strength – the strength we gain from engaging together in the sacred rituals of our faith in the One who is the source of that strength. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Nothing pleases God more than for us to consciously live our lives as God envisioned. To understand ourselves as stewards of God’s bounty is the perfect way to do that. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Who are you? That’s a question that frequently pops into our minds. For those of us who are members of the Church, it pops into our minds before, during, and after worship and at other gatherings. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Gay and I are grateful for the extraordinary ways in which we are being enfolded in the embrace of the St. Andrew’s Cathedral community! Permit me to mention several things that will be central to the fruitfulness of this season of transition. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Dear Cathedral Friends, Gay and I have hearts full of gratitude for our time with the people of Saint John’s Cathedral. Our farewell included so many expressions of love, a beautiful framed photo taken during the celebration of the Eucharist, the gift of a donkey, cart, and plow for a woman farmer in our name thorough Episcopal Relief & Development’s “Gifts for Life” catalog, books on the Cathedral’s history, cakes, hugs, cards, dinners, and a year of memories that will last a lifetime. As I was standing before the Altar at the end of the service yesterday, I was flanked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at e-piphanies
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The "Summer Slump" in churches is not inevitable. I have a few suggestions for how to enjoy summertime while still fulfilling our sacred purpose. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at e-piphanies
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The Feast of Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church in fulfillment of the promise Jesus made to his disciples: “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you” (John 14:26). Who is the Holy Spirit and what is the work of the Holy Spirit? Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 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 May 4, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Sunday's Gospel tells the story of two disciples on the road to a village called Emmaus on the day of Resurrection. Jesus joined them, but they did not recognize him until he broke bread with them. The story illustrates how when we gather for worship, we too will make profound discoveries. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Like so many Christian holy days, Easter seems to disappear the next day as life returns to "normal." But Easter should be more than that to us! It certainly was to those early disciples. Easter is more than a day! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Holy Week is a commemoration intended to put us in touch with that life which the world can neither give nor take away. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at e-piphanies
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Woven into the complexity of our life is the "invincible divine purpose for good" and "the faithfulness of God who will not allow anything good to be lost." The death and resurrection of Christ bear witness to that truth and constitute the "seed event" of the new creation. From that "seed" springs forth fruit in the lives of those who follow him. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at e-piphanies
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It should come as no surprise to anyone that worship attendance is declining in most mainline Churches and even in some evangelical mega churches. Given the fact that participation in corporate worship is almost universally regarded as of the utmost importance among Christians, this downward trend seems odd. What's wrong with this picture? Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at e-piphanies