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Candlemas: Feast of the Presentation

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (also called “Candlemas”), celebrated on February 2, marks 40 days after the birth of Jesus when Mary and Joseph, following Jewish

“People So Dearly Loved by God…”

Parish Life and Your Vestry in 2020

By Steven Huprich, Senior Warden

In the 1980s, I was a member of a Lutheran church in Columbus, Ohio.  My favorite pastor there began his sermons, “People so dearly loved by God,

Running to Keep Up with God

The Rector’s Report by Father Bill Danaher

Giving all glory to God, and with gratitude for our remarkable clergy, staff, and lay leaders, I am delighted to say that 2019 has been one of the most significant years yet in

Happiness is a Habit

By Julie Braciszewski, Ph.D.

In the New Year we enter a transition and brief period of self-reflection. Reflections often turn into New Year’s resolutions, always made with the best of intentions. But, if we are honest with ourselves, we rarely

Why I’m Doing Spiritual Exercises

By Meredith Skowronski, Executive Assistant to the Rector

I spent many years of my life angry at God.  Angry that He would “allow” deep pain and anguish into my life.  That He would “leave

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A Happy Church – Walking and Growing in Faith

By Christa Albrecht

“It’s a happy church”, my husband said simply when we left church this morning.  Yes, it is!  With the help of our wonderful clergy, who pray with us and for us, and who teach and inspire us

Why Vaccinate? It’s Just the Flu.

By Felix Rogers, DO

Years ago, a patient was telling me about her symptoms when her twin sister interrupted her: “would you stop telling the doctor that you have the flu? You only have the symptoms of the flu.” At

How to turn your giving into a Spiritual Practice

By Father Chris Harris

Jesus reminds us that ‘where our treasure is, our heart will be also.’  Want a closer relationship with God?  Want to feel God’s presence in your life in new and deeper

Learning to Listen and Dance with our Differences

By John Keck

When I first came to Christ Church Cranbrook, I didn’t expect it to so change my life.  But it truly has.  I came here with a rather strong political perspective which I will confess, wasn’t always tolerant