Congratulations to the Episcopal Church on Its Newest Priest!

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One of our own parishioners, Meredith Ward, is now the Rev. Meredith Ward, following her ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday, September 19.

Congratulations to Mother Meredith on her ordination, to Deb on becoming a clergy spouse, and to the Episcopal Church and its Diocese of New York for receiving God’s blessings in ordaining our beloved friend into its order of priests.

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The Gift

Be still, my soul, and steadfast.
Earth and heaven both are still watching
though time is draining from the clock
and your walk, that was confident and quick,
has become slow.
 
So, be slow if you must, but let
the heart still play its true part.
Love still as once you loved, deeply
and without patience. Let God and the world
know you are grateful.
That the gift has been given.

— Mary Oliver, first published in Felicity (2015)
© 2017 by NW Orchard LLC
Published in 2020 by Penguin Books in Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver, p. 14
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