Category: Worship

Rector’s Blog: Vows

Vows By the Rev. Charlie Dupree This Sunday, The Right Reverend Jennifer Brooke-Davidson will be at St. Paul’s. She is one of two bishops who serve in the Diocese of Virginia. Surrounded by the St. Paul’s community, she will baptize, confirm, receive, and reaffirm baptismal vows. What does it mean to vow? According to some […]

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Rector’s Blog: Adversity

Adversity By the Rev. Charlie Dupree The office of Morning Prayer includes the following prayer: Lord God, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling […]

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Rector’s Blog: God’s Dwelling Place

God’s Dwelling Place By the Rev. Charlie Dupree We prayed Psalm 84 on Sunday . . . “How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of Hosts? My soul faints for the courts of the Lord.” The psalmist goes on to express a very extreme statement in verse 10: One day in [the Lord’s] courts […]

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Rector’s Blog: The Presentation

The Presentation By Charlie Dupree In the season of Lent, we get to move alongside Jesus as he makes his way to the Cross. It gets even more real as we enter Holy Week . . . the Last Supper, Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, the crucifixion, placement in the tomb, and the resurrection. It’s […]

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Rector’s Blog: MLK Day: Perspectives and Observations from the Porch

MLK Day: Perspectives and Observations from the Porch By Charlie Dupree It’s been a complicated and beautiful few days at St. Paul’s. The service of welcome on Saturday was beautiful and joyous. Worship on Sunday was meaningful and deep. The experience on Monday was, for me, complicated and deeply unsettling. The view yesterday from St. […]

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Rector’s Blog: Resolutions

Resolutions By the Rev. Charlie Dupree New Year’s Resolutions. I can’t help but notice that a building block of the word “resolution” is the word “solve.” If something, dissolves, it loses its shape or its form. It becomes loose and formless. To “resolve,” then, is to bring back into shape . . . to keep […]

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Rector’s Blog: May We Walk Gently…

May we walk gently . . . By Charlie Dupree “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” The song was first recorded in 1947. But here we are today . . . on the edge of 2019, tipping over into 2020. I wonder what God is imagining for you . . . has always been […]

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Rector’s Blog: And the Word was Made Flesh…

And the Word was made flesh . . . By Charlie Dupree This evening, millions of Christians will stream through church doors. “O come, all ye faithful,” the hymn tells us. And, so, we do. The faithful come to church to celebrate the Incarnation. The word “incarnation” finds its root in a word meaning “flesh.” […]

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Rector’s Blog: Thou shalt know him

Thou shalt know him By Father Charlie A poem has been making its way around St. Paul’s. We heard it first at Advent Lessons and Carols. This past Sunday, Rainey used it as a part of her series on art and Advent. We don’t know who wrote it, but the poet clearly is in touch […]

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Event Information

December 24th, 2019 at 4:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Sanctuary
815 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Christmas services at St. Paul’s will be:

December 24, Christmas Eve
4 pm – Children’s Pageant with Holy Communion
10 pm – Candlelight Communion with Choir (prelude at 9:30 pm)

December 25, Christmas Day
10 am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Carols

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