Bishop Marc

On Contemplation and Living for Justice

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 8:56 am
A lenten meditation, preparation to receive the new life of the Resurrection Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 2:30 pm
Last weekend I was with the Community of the Holy Spirit at their new, beautiful, green convent in Harlem. These Episcopal nuns, so aware of the currents of our world’s needs in so many ways, still gather in their chapels in Harlem and at their convent in Brewster (where the... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:05 pm
For centuries the period between Easter and Pentecost was a time for instruction of the newly baptized (baptized at the Easter Vigil) in the deeper matters of faith. The texts used for these teachings are the Seven Great “I Am” statements of Jesus in John’s Gospel. When Jesus says, “I... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 1:57 pm
On Tuesday, January 22, we had our monthly Money and Meaning lunch at the HUB in San Francisco. We had two very compelling presenters with us from the Story of Stuff Project. They showed us their pithy, funny newest video, “The Story of Change.” Change, as the video encapsulates it,... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 11:10 am
David and Francine Wheeler had two children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Nate survived the murderous attack late last year; his little brother Ben did not. The Wheelers, speaking at a press conference said, “‘parent’ means a point of origin…We realized we are far from being finished... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 1:22 pm
“The Good Shepherd intends to gather the whole flock, even those who don’t belong to this fold. The shepherd continues to invite and gather all those varied sheep into widening streams, flowing toward that holy city. “That city of our dreams — and God’s dream — wants the presence of... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 10:35 am
When we lived in Virginia, and I was serving as rector of Emmanuel Church, Middleburg, I saw several maps of the Diocese floating around that showed parish boundaries. Though we were Emmanuel Church, in the 19th Century we had birthed another congregation in nearby Aldie, and together we made up... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, October 5, 2012, 12:39 am
A post to clarify my experience at the installation of Archbishop Cordileone at St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco. I was dropped off at the cathedral at 1:30PM by my assistant. After making my way around protestors and showing my invitation to security guards, I was in the lower level area... Bishop Marc Andrus
Monday, October 1, 2012, 2:04 pm
Dear Ones, On the Feast of Saint Francis, patron saint of our city by the bay, Salvatore Cordileone will be installed as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco. The announcement of his appointment by Pope Benedict has come with mixed reactions and feelings from San Franciscans of all or... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, September 21, 2012, 3:30 pm
We have never faced a challenge like human-induced climate change. The enormous scope of the problem has caused a paralysis and denial in many. Facing into the impossible nature of the problem is paradoxically the door to hope. Bishop Marc Andrus