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Chosen, Holy, Beloved

2014 August 17
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Epps and ShoresThe Rev’d Father Charles Shores

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
August 10, 2014

Sermon Link: Chosen, Holy, Beloved

The Thrill and the Agony

2014 August 16
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Bishop David EppsArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

Years ago, ABC’s Wide World of Sports advertised its program as presenting the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” But what about when the thrill of victory comes and, having done nothing wrong—in fact, having done everything right—the agony of defeat comes anyway?

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The Life That Lasts

2014 August 15
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Dan HaleArchdeacon Dan Hale

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
August 3, 2014

Sermon Link: The Life That Lasts

Mosul Christians Face Death

2014 August 11
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Bishop David EppsFor the first time in 1,600 years, the Christian Mass is not being celebrated in the ancient city of Mosul, Iraq. According to a story in The Daily Beast, The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraq’s second largest city on June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror. The remnant of Mosul’s ancient Christian community, long inhabitants of the place where many believe Jonah to be buried, now faces annihilation behind ISIS lines. Those who risk worship must do so in silence, praying under new Sharia regulations that have stilled every church bell in the city.

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Ask Father Paul: The Decline in Church Attendance

2014 August 10

Paul MasseyArticle by FATHER PAUL MASSEY

DEAR FATHER PAUL: Attendance at my church is down. I read that this is happening in almost all denominations. What’s going on? What do you think is the cause? S. I.

DEAR S. I.: You are right. Numerous recent studies of religion in America have found that church attendance is indeed down. A few “mega churches” continue to grow, but they are few.

So what’s going on?

Secular polls and studies, as-well-as those done by religious groups, indicate that part of the “problem” is that there is now lots more secular competition for people’s time on Sunday mornings than in years past. Simply put, people today have a ton of “fun” things that they can choose to do on Sunday mornings rather than go to church. And millions are doing exactly that. read more…

Scouting Awards Presented at Christ the Redeemer

2014 August 9

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On Sunday July 6th, John Lyon, Boy Scouts of America Chaplain was at Christ the Redeemer to present two awards. Madelyn Allen of Junior Girl Scout Troop 14629 and Seth Allen of Cub Scout Pack 125 were presented with their “God and Me” awards. The “God and Me” program is part of PRAY, Programs of Religious Activities with Youth. The program consisted of a series of classes taught by a church member and mentored by the church priest or pastor. Using games, crafts and interaction, the “God and Me” program helps reinforce the church’s doctrine and teaching in young children. The “God and Me” program is focused grades one through three, and other programs are available for older youth. Both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America use these programs to help Scouts grow in their individual faith, and the programs are also available for use outside of Scouting. For more information, see www.praypub.org

Pictured:  Fr. Stephen Hunter, Luanne Allen, Deacon Justin Allen, John Lyon, BSA Chaplain
Madelyn Allen, Seth Allen

A Hard Prayer

2014 August 5
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Bishop Epps (Cropped)The Most Rev’d David Epps

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 27, 2014

Sermon Link: A Hard Prayer