Tag Archives: Bishop Mark Lawrence

What Makes a Day Count? A Summer Journal Entry

Journal Entry August 13, 2020, (Farmhouse near Wytheville, VA) I had a good four-mile jog this morning over these rolling hills and country roads near this farmhouse where we are staying for a few days. I stopped occasionally to take … Continue reading

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With Groanings too Deep for Words; Meditation 1

The first meditation in a series on the national unrest and the call to prayer by Bishop Mark Lawrence Early Saturday evening I was driving back from Summerville having just ordained one of our transitional deacons. Nearing Charleston, quite at the … Continue reading

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Easter and the Coronavirus; In Interview with Bishop Lawrence

An Interview with Bishop Mark Lawrence by Joy Hunter Bishop, for many of us this will be the first time in our lives we won’t be in church on Easter morning. No Easter lilies; No packed crowd singing “Welcome Happy … Continue reading

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Faithfulness in an Age of Pandemic

A Pastoral Letter from The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence March 17, 2020 Greetings in the strong name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit in whose fellowship we, by the grace of God, are … Continue reading

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Springtime: The Seedtimes of Your Life

What are you sowing? Today is an Ember Day in the Church’s Calendar. So is this Friday and Saturday. Mostly they go unnoticed—you may have never heard of them.  Ember Days in the Western Church trace back as far as … Continue reading

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Open the Door – It’s Christmas

A Christmas message from Bishop Mark Lawrence; December 24, 2018 “Close the door!” shouted my mother as I dashed down the back steps—wild runnin’ with my dog. “Close the door” she shouted again, raising her volume sharply. But I had … Continue reading

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Summer—When Living is for Now

Samuel Barber begins his great oratorio, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with James Agee’s suggestive words—“It has become that time of evening when people sit on their porches, rocking gently—talking gently, undulating in astral motion….” Front porches with rocking chairs or … Continue reading

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Jottings from GAFCON II

October 19th—It is the feast day of Henry Martyn and we are waiting in Boston’s Logan Airport as I scrawl these sentences on our way to GAFCON II. The next leg is Amsterdam and then on to Nairobi, Kenya. There … Continue reading

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