The collection for today, the Day of Pentecost:
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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(Image: the memorial garden at All Saints Episcopal Church in Millington this morning.)
The collect for today, the Seventh Sunday of Easter:
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
(Image: Spring flowers at St. Marguerite's Retreat House)
This is the final day of our annual business meetings for the Conference of Anglican Religious Orders in the Americas. Our time together has been so fruitful. Many thanks to the Brothers of the Order of Holy Cross for welcoming us this week.
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The Hudson River in the morning. I am at Holy Cross Monastery this week for our annual gathering of leaders from the Conference of Anglican Religious Orders in the Americas. This is the view from my room.