Joining Jesus: Cathedral Redevelopment Update #2

This blog post was written by the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Cathedral Dean of Christ Church Cathedral. Approaching the Finish Line Last fall was a time of visioning, design reviews, and multiple Joining Jesus Initiative meetings.  On March 1, 2021, our terrific contractors arrived in the building to begin to make our vision a palpable reality. …

Proud to Support LGBTQIA+ Pride

This blog post was written by the Rev. Helena Martin, Missional Curate at St. Paul’s, Southington. My eyes scanned the faces of the forty or so people gathered, all looking up at the flag pole. With the help of Boy Scout Troop 45, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Southington had just raised its first LGBTQIA+…

Live Stream, In Person, Holy Space

This blog post was written by Beverly Olsen, Senior Warden at St. Mark’s, Mystic A month ago, I met with our priest, the Rev. Adam Thomas, to learn how to run the YouTube Live Streaming and OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) so that we can remain virtual even as our church moves back to in-person worship….

A Vision for the Holy Land: Jerusalem Peacebuilders

As we move into Holy Week, many of our thoughts turn toward the Holy Land, and Jerusalem in particular. We have invited the Rev. Nicholas Porter, founder of Jerusalem Peacebuilders and priest canonically resident in ECCT, to share about his own faith journey and how it has intertwined with the the Holy Land and its…

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…