Bishop Marc

On Contemplation and Living for Justice

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Monday, August 18, 2014, 9:49 am
Let us pray for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, especially for those who knew and loved Michael Brown. Let us not pray at a distance, though, and let us not stop praying as soon as the violence is stilled, for behind and below the violence is never-going-away inequality for black... Bishop Marc Andrus
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:05 am
Dear People of God in the Diocese of California, I write you an Easter message this year on Holy Saturday, the moment we stop and pause, feel the losses in our own lives, in the lives of those we love, and the losses in the world. The picture on the... Bishop Marc Andrus
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:54 pm
The Archbishop of Canterbury has made public statements that reveal at best a lamentable naiveté and at worst both homophobia and colonial thinking. Archbishop Justin Welby has claimed that the Church of England, if it marries gay and lesbian people there is responsible for the deaths of homosexuals in Africa.... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:49 pm
The Archbishop of Canterbury has made public statements that reveal at best a lamentable naiveté and at worst both homophobia and colonial thinking. Archbishop Justin Welby has claimed that the Church of England, if it marries gay and lesbian people there is responsible for the deaths of homosexuals in Africa.... Bishop Marc Andrus
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11:14 am
In the extraordinary series of text-less paintings of Old and New Testament stories that form a part of the St. Alban’s Psalter, there is one scene, and one only that is not from the Bible. In the midst of the Visit of the Magi, the Last Supper, the Death of... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 11:15 am
Liturgy is more than “the work of the people.” Rather than being primarily our action, liturgy can be a structure that expresses the limits of what we understand about God, into which we pray that God will send the divine energies to take us beyond the structures of liturgy, beyond... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:36 pm
This compact picture of the Last Supper is filled with a powerful view of God’s love for the Cosmos in Jesus Christ. On the left-hand side of the picture we see the Beloved Disciple, leaning against Jesus, listening to the very heartbeat of Jesus’ life. At the same time, Jesus... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 6:07 pm
The curatorial notes on the St. Alban’s Psalter illumination, The Harrowing of Hell, point out that the image of the demon in the lower right corner of the picture, just inside the gaping jaws of Hell, has been rubbed out by a reader of the Psalter in earlier centuries. There... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7:50 am
The Province 8 House of Bishops had a rare opportunity to view the St. Alban’s Psalter at the Getty Library yesterday (January 9). The Psalter is a superb and unique work of medieval art and devotion. It was produced in England in the years following the Norman Conquest. The Psalter... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 11:05 am
Why don't you think of him as the one who is coming, who has been approaching from all eternity, the one who will someday arrive, the ultimate fruit of a tree whose leaves we are? What keeps you from projecting his birth into the ages that are coming into existence,... Bishop Marc Andrus

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