Joining Jesus: Cathedral Redevelopment Project

This blog post was written by The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral The Cathedral Redevelopment Project is a venture whose seeds were planted seven years ago, bearing fruit of creativity, innovation, and hope for our collective participation in God’s mission at the corner of Church and Main street in Hartford and…

Epiphany: A Reflection

This blog post was written by Jay Lechausse, a member of Christ Church Cathedral’s congregation I’m only just now beginning to even begin to make sense of the events which happened in Washington on January 6, 2021, and feel the need to perhaps offer my perspective and own it as my opinion. It is with…

Joining Jesus: An Update from Camp Washington

This blog post was written by Bart Geissinger, Executive Director at Camp Washington Thanks to the generosity of participating parishes and individual donors across the regions of the ECCT, Camp Washington is moving forward with plans to enhance programming and improve our facilities as we continue providing opportunities that form disciples of all ages for…

Visio Divina: Divine Seeing

This blog post was written by the Rev. Wilfredo Benitez, Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s, Stamford Spiritual practices that go beyond our traditional church practices offer an exploration of Spirit that are both ancient and new.  Visio Divina, divine seeing, is one such practice.  Building upon the practice of Lectio Divina, or dwelling on the Word,…

Surrender

Poem by Allison Brown, member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shelton. If it were up to me I would have kept going;going and going from meeting to gatheringreally anything to outrun the battle of my own mind.All the while convincing myself that I did all of it because I enjoyed those activitiesbecause I already…

Ask the Beasts

This reflection is written by the Rev. Tuesday Rupp, Rector of St. Paul’s, Woodbury. Last week while I was walking the dog, I was deeply preoccupied. I walked with my head down, impatient with a dog who likes to stop and sniff what seems like every leaf, every bush, every three yards or so. I…

“The Nice Church Lady”

Post written by: Kelli Ray Gibson, ECCT’s Racial Justice Resource Coordinator Back in the spring of this year, Betty Silva’s, President of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW), president’s page message centered on change. It started with a quote from a sign she had read, “Let go of what you can’t change”.  Little did Betty realize just…

A Parable

This blog was written and submitted by Elizabeth Terrill Lavalette, parishioner at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manchester. Jesus replied, “ the Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed. The field is the world and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the…

Passion meeting passion: Video Reflection

Finding comfort and inspiration in conviction, dignity, and song: Remembering John Lewis, a reflection by Alden Rockwell Murphy of St. Ann’s, Old Lyme. This video reflection was published in the Southeast “BLT: Blessed Little Thing” Newsletter on Saturday, September 12, 2020. View the full newsletter here. Alden Rockwell Murphy of St. Ann’s, Old Lyme, shares…

Uncertainty

This blog post is written by Marion Williams, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock, and was originally published in a newsletter for her place of employment. It has been slightly adjusted to fit the context of this blog and the audience of the wider ECCT. Life is changing rapidly. One thought which has stayed in my…