Author: The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Sermons

A Time of Unlearning

This year as part of my Lenten practice I am reading a poem every day from the book The Heart’s Time, compiled by the wonderful English liturgist Janet Morley. She says this about poetry, whether written with conscious religious intention or not: “It is common for a poem to examine something familiar in such a way that it becomes newly strange. Applied to religious

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Lenten Devotional Booklet

Welcome to the 2015 Church of the Ascension Lenten Devotional. This devotional is a reprint from 2003. As you complete each day’s readings and writings, we hope you will feel encouraged to sit with God’s words and the words of our current and former fellows from Church of the Ascension. Lent is a deeply spiritual time for each of us which takes meaning in

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Holy Week Letter from the Rector

Holy Week 2018   “Lent is not preparation for Easter. Easter equips us for Lent.” – Steve Hassert Dear People of Ascension, Last weekend, I was at Trinity Retreat Center, leading a retreat entitled “Listening to the Still Small Voice”. It has become a tradition for me to do this every Lent with clergy colleagues, and it’s always wonderful to go away with participants

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