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What prayer book does All Souls use and why?

a liturgical note from Deacon Mary Baker In November of 2019, All Souls was received into the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. During the next several months, we learned that the Diocese strongly recommended parishes use the (then brand-new) Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Book of Common Prayer (BCP). Doing so creates unity among ACNA […]

Our Prayers as Incense

a liturgical note from Fr. James Arcadi, Presiding Priest Anglican worship is embodied worship; it is a multi-sensory experience. Too often in our day do we become disembodied consumers relegated to being avatars, profile pics, and bar codes. But when we come to worship, we bring all that we are, minds and bodies. In grade […]

Handmade Paper Collages: Discovering the Creator at Play

Parishioner Jim Leonard has been making paper art works since about 2006. Perhaps his works can be called collages since they involve gluing paper to a surface, but Jim also uses tissue, inks, watercolors, acrylics, and natural objects like coffee chaff, grass and flower petals to create his pieces. The process often begins by making […]

Crumbs of Faith and Love

a Stephen Ministry introduction from Deacon Rob Lewis Do you want to get away? Jesus did.  But Jesus can’t get away. A Canaanite woman whose daughter is possessed by a demon accosts him. (Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30) The story quickly gets complicated as it juxtaposes Jesus’ desire for solitude with the woman’s desperate love for […]

When the Storm Rolls In

a Stephen Ministry introduction from Deacon Joy Unger Sometimes you can see the storm developing around you. You can feel the winds pick up speed, feel the temperature drop slightly, see the clouds start to darken and cover the once clear sky. If you read the signs right, you can make your way inside and […]