Category Rector’s Blog

Being Together

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree Lots of things are getting cranked up this Sunday at St. Paul’s. It’s the second Sunday of the month, which means that a few special things happen. I’m taking some time here just to remind…

Collect for Purity

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly…

Beginnings

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree It’s happening, again!   I’m seeing pictures on social media of kids returning to school . . . . first day of first grade! . . . high school! . . . . can you believe…

A Prayer in the Morning

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree I woke up early this morning. The sky is beautiful, the birds are chirping, there’s an unusual coolness in the air. Here’s a prayer from Celtic Benediction by J. Philip Newell: As the light of dawn awakens earth’s…

Joseph of Arimathaea

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree As I write this Weekly Chapel (August 1), the church celebrates the feast of Joseph of Arimathaea. Joseph was the guy who, after Jesus had been crucified, went to Pilate and asked if he could…

Benedict

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree Yesterday was the feast day of St. Benedict of Nursia (c. 540). Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Lazio, Italy (about 40 miles to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of central Italy.…

Standing on Air

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree I’ve been spending a lot of time watching hummingbirds. They visit our feeder, stealing quick sips. What amazing creatures. Do you think God thought, “I think I’ll make something fast as lightening with wings like…