Shortly after noon today, we will ring the St. George’s bell 17 times as we remember the victims of the mass shooting on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We ring in mourning for the dead. We ring for all those wounded in body, mind, or soul. We ring in the […]
Reflections and notes from the Rector of St. George’s, the Rev. Joseph H. Hensley Jr.
Notes from the Rector
Selected notes to the parish from the Rev. Joseph H. Hensley, Jr., rector of St. George's Episcopal Church.
It has been 11 days since the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on November 5, All Saints Day. Already the world is moving on. I have been waiting to write this, because I do not want to move on so quickly. I need time to process this loss. Then, on Tuesday […]
We add our prayers to those of Bishop Curry and the Anglican Primates gathered in the U.K. We pray for all the dead and wounded, for their families, for all the witnesses who will never be the same. We pray for all those who responded and care for those at the scene. We pray for […]
This year, during the third week of Eastertide, on May 4, the church remembers Monnica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. She died on this day in 387. Augustine is considered to be one of the major theologians of the Western Christian tradition. His autobiography, “The Confessions” is a classic that I highly recommend. […]
Greetings beloved St. Georgians This Sunday, we will hear these words from Jesus to his disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14) In other words, “Following me is not going to be a private thing. It means going public.” In our Baptismal Covenant we […]