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Article – Jesus: The Prayer (The Episcopal New Yorker, Spring 2016)

What’s in a Name? What’s in a name? Do names have power? Well, the U.S. Supreme Court certainly believes so—ruling in 2002, and again in 2010, that people’s “Miranda” Rights do not include the right to withhold their names. There’s much information in a name, and the justices recognized that it is the key to its owner’s legal history: Our names can tell a lot about us—not only who we are, but also where we’re from, and even what we’ve done. Names do indeed have power. The Prayer’s History For centuries in the Church, especially in Orthodox Christianity, there has…

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Quiet Morning at Calvary-St. George’s, NYC

On Saturday, March 19th beginning at 9am and ending at noon, Matthew Paul Buccheri will be leading a Quiet Morning entitled, “The Jesus Prayer: Silence and Stillness.” The morning will begin with a brief teaching. We will then do a 30-minute recitation of the Jesus Prayer together. Then there will be about 90 minutes of personal time to keep silence. We’ll then end our time together with another 30-minute recitation of the Jesus Prayer. This is a great opportunity to learn more about and practice a form of Christian spirituality that dovetails nicely with the season of Lent. Bagels and coffee…