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CandleStubs

The lighting of candles in worship goes back over 3,000 years into the history of ancient Israel. But what can do you do with all those old candle stubs [...]

newsletter

We are pleased to share newsletters from altar guilds around the country[...]

AssetMap

The Episcopal Asset Map is a website that highlights the many ways Episcopalians are living Christ’s love in our communities and in the world [...]

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Who has not experienced a deep nurturing of his or her spirit by an interaction with nature, awed at the beauty or drama of lightning and thunder, and recognized the glory and power of God? Bob Flanagan shows us how nature is a teacher in our growth process [...]

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Once I began reading, I literally could not put the book down. It is that compelling, that beautifully written, and that important [...]

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Imagine how it would be to find yourself on a barge or a freighter on Christmas morning without your family and the joy of opening gifts [...]

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Diagnosing the human soul with a longing for peace in the face of fear and fragmentation nurtured by global political forces and fundamentalisms, Newell offers the ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity as a way forward in healing humankind and the earth [...]

christdisciplesservice

“Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve” [...]

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While it may seem surprising that our church is thriving in a country where religion has been suppressed, there are 44 Episcopal churches across Cuba, from the Cathedral in Havana to simple house churches with five to six people[...]

BeingFeatured

Archbishop Williams identifies the elements essential to Christian life, those things that make one part of a Christian community. He sees the four most obvious as Baptism, Bible, Eucharist and Prayer [...]

Kanuga

Projects will be offered for beginning to advanced knitters and beginning to intermediate quilters [...]

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While not a substitute for deeper study, this a wonderful book you can give to friends with confidence [...]

insidejournal

For Flannery O’Connor, the craft of her art — good stories well told — was an end in itself and a sign of God’s grace [...]

pascalcandle

When someone dies, Episcopal Native Americans burn a Paschal Candle from two to four days, so an individual Paschal Candle does not last long [...]

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Bishop Magness, the Suffragan Bishop for Federal Ministries mentioned that he would like stoles for the chaplains serving in combat zones to be made of a camouflage fabric that was washable [...]

MeditationReading

Many of us use a daily reading as part of our Lenten observation. Here are a few suggestions for Lent and Easter [...]

ERD

When you get pushed up against life’s wall, it doesn’t much matter whether you eat meat on Friday, can recite the Apostles Creed, or worry about the theological differences around Holy Communion [...]

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Watch for the Light offers a cross section of literature tied together by the recurring themes of Advent, expectancy and watchfulness [...]

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Robert Sibley recalls his own camino experiences in this travel memoir…Like many pilgrims, he wanted to escape the ruts and routines of everyday life [...]

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The lessons shared in this book were forged in the fires of the “pure pain” of grief following his wife’s death. “It wouldn’t be so hard if it hadn’t been so good.” [...]

ProofFeatured

Before his NDE, Alexander was a friendly sceptic. He wasn’t religious, and only went to church on Christmas and Easter [...]

Escape

As many as 200,000 citizens languish in North Korean labor camps. Blaine Harden tells the remarkable story of one who may be the only person born in a labor camp to escape [...]

fallingupward

Weaving literature and experience, Father Rohr shows how the search for meaning has been a constant, and that only through struggle is a transformation achieved [...]

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When a disaster rolls in, make sure your altar guild is ready! No matter what kind of disaster looms, when it strikes, not only do you lose your personal things, so too does your parish [...]

Hope

Bishop Charleston would not be surprised at the readers who read his book as I did, grasping — no, gasping — for entries most significant, finally settling down to quiet contemplation of each meditation [...]

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Eudora Welty’s Home Place seems just the right book for those of us who love flowers and who are contented with the simple garden made beautiful by that love [...]

EyesFeature

The joy I found in The Eyes of the Heart was so uplifting that I kept reading passages over and over [...]

embroidery

Learn authentic old world techniques in fine hand embroidery [...]

HereIfYouNeedMe

Braestrup says she cannot make “those two realities — what I’ve lost and what I’ve found — fit together in some tidy pattern of divine causality [...]

Wesbites

We are pleased to offer links to websites of particular interest to altar guilds [...]

MissionSupplyFeature

Most of us are blessed to be able to worship with lovely linens and vestments, but some parishes are unable to provide altar linens at all. NAGA’s Mission Supply Ministry supplies altar linens to parishes in need [...]

AfricaFeature

Little Dresses for Africa sends dresses for girls up to 9-years-old living in orphanages in Malawi and other parts of Central Africa where the need is huge. The patterns are not complicated [...]

Members of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion II Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Afghanistan

NAGA Service Ministries makes and sends stoles to our chaplains in the Armed Forces. Chaplain David Duprey, who received a set while in Afghanistan, wrote “We are isolated out here, not only from the larger body of believers in Christ, but also from our own mother church. Those stoles were a tether for me [...]“

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I was asked to design a more modern and up-to-date stole for our chaplains, and I believe it is our calling to support the men and women putting their lives on the line for us. I would like to compile a list of sewers [...]