Cinderella in the Bible Esther and Ruth are the Bible’s only books dedicated to the stories of women and named after them. Coming out of a heavily patriarchal, male-dominated world, the surprise is that women got any books at all. To my mind, Ruth is thread more
St. Christopher’s is a congregation of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (TEC). We are a member of the greater Anglican Communion, and a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. In our tradition, serving God as clergy persons is open to women as well as men; single persons or married.
We have a long history of being a parish which served those who are predominantly from a military background, primarily those who have served or are serving in the United States Air Force, due to our proximity to Wright Patterson AFB.
However, we have evolved into a diversified congregation over the last several years, in which we embrace members from a variety of backgrounds. We are a congregation which values radical hospitality, embracing the tenants of our faith which lie in Scripture, tradition and reason. Since Episcopalians journey a path which we look upon as Via Media (by way of the middle ground),we are a congregation of people with multiplicity of views. Yet, with all those facets which make us unique, we are a community who respectfully welcomes the stranger, no matter their background or station in life. God’s forgiveness, love and grace extends seamlessly like a mantle upon all – we are made in the Creator’s image and likeness, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, social status or age. Since the God we serve is boundless, so is our inclusiveness.
So come…. See the Goodness of the Lord in the Community of St. Christopher’s. Worship with us… in prayer, song and in the hearing of God’s word. Join us so that we may become friends and no longer strangers.
Blessings and peace.
The Beatitudes. They form such a poetic and wonderful introduction to Jesus Sermon on the Mount. Beatitude means blessing. These blessings form a list of qualities, virtues, and actions that frame a Christian life – and we’re encouraged to adopt themread more
In the wider Protestant tradition this last Sunday of October is observed as Reformation Sunday. It commemorates the day—the 31stof October, 1517—when Martin Luther affixed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. There were many fread more
In today’s Gospel we hear two of the disciples, brothers James and John, sons of Zebedee the fisherman, make a specific request of Jesus. They had dreamed, as most of the Hebrews dreamed, of a coming king of Israel who would set Jerusalem free of Romanread more
“Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” asked the man who ran up to Jesus. And Jesus responded with some of the Commandments: “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witnessread more