Christ, faithful Sower, scattering the good seed, God’s word of promise, full of truth and grace;
give us, your people, courage, strength, and wisdom, that we may serve you in this time and place.
Teach us discernment as the quickened seeds sprout, when weeds and good plants have together grown, to tell temptations from the worth they mimic,
to seek your purpose rather than our own.
Gird us with patience when no harvest ripens,
lest we despair and think our labors vain;
though it seem slow, your word of life will prosper, seedtime at length will yield abundant grain.
— hymn by Carl P. Daw (1944–)
Episcopal Church Sites
The Neponset River Deanery (our deanery).
The National Church's "Episcopal News Service."
The publishing house of the Episcopal Church is Church Publishing Incorporated.
Current liturgical lectionary readings.
Another Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) resource.
The Daily Office Online: Saint Bede's Breviary.
Another Daily Office Online: Mission of Saint Clare.
Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary.
A truly exhaustive lectionary resources site.
Another important liturgical resource: All Saints Company.
A Book of Common Prayer site.
An "Anglican Timeline" site.
"The Red Book" -- a directory of parishes, dioceses, and leadership.
"ClergyQuickFind" -- a directory of clergy.
The "Anglicans Online" site.
For diocesan training events (MA): The "Christian Education Ministries" site.
Episcopal Cafe (discussion of current issues).
"Unofficial Anglican Pages of Louie Crew" (insightful gadfly).
"Thinking Anglicans" (Anglican blogger in the UK).
"Full Homely Divinity: Resources for Anglican Parish Life" (Interesting UK website).
"Jesus Was An Episcopalian" (16-part video introduction to the Episcopal Church).
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Other Anglican Sites
Church Times (C of E Newspaper)
Saint Paul's Cathedral, London
Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford University
King's College Chapel, Cambridge University
Saint John's College Chapel, Cambridge University
Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge University
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City
Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York City
The Church of Saint Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco
Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, UK
Common Cathedral (Boston)
Other Religious Groups
New Skete Communities (Orthodox Church in America)
Also . . .
The Orthodox Union (Orthodox Judaism)
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judiasm (Conservative Judaism)
The Union for Reform Judaism (Reform Judaism)
The Jewish Reconstructionist Communities (Reconstructionist Judaism)
Muslim Public Affairs Council "Our vision is to establish a vibrant Muslim American community that will enrich American society through promoting the Islamic values of mercy, justice, peace, human dignity, freedom, and equality for all."
Other Congregations in Sharon, Massachusetts
Other Interesting Sites (in no particular order)
Institute for Contemplative Living -- "Contemplative Resources for Active People"
"New Thinking for the 21st Century" (Blog by Jeff Johnson, member of St. John's, Sharon)
"Seven Whole Days" (Blog by Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement)
"Acts 8 Moment" (a group "Praying for and reimagining The Episcopal Church")
The Christian Century (Magazine)
Kanuga (Conference Center)
"Religion Dispatches" Progressive Site (Various Academics)
"Voice of the Faithful" (Roman Catholic lay renewal movement)
"Into the Wardrobe" (another C. S. Lewis site)
Ancient Faith Radio -- "Bringing the Ancient Faith to the Modern World" (Orthodox)
Sistine Chapel (Vatican City)
"3-Minute Retreat" (Loyola Press)
Society of Catholic Priests (SCP) ("progressive" Anglo-Catholic clergy)
Affirming Catholicism (UK organization)
Anglican Catholic Future ("progressive" Anglo-Catholic association in UK)
Unusual commentary on High Mass celebration: The Freeze-Frame Mass.
Westar Institute (Jesus Seminar)
"Progressive Christians Uniting" (just what it sounds like).
"Radical Faith" (A little quirky, but still interesting)
Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Greek Orthodox)
An amusing site called "The Mystery Worshipper," which provides "reviews" of church services.
The Mystery Worshipper is a part of the "Ship of Fools" site, an English "Web Magazine of Christian Unrest."
"The Liturgical Mysteries" -- Over-the-top, unrestrained in-group humor for Episcopalians and fellow-travelers. To get all of the jokes, have a college degree in church music. (Apology: Unlike most of the other links on this page, this is a site that sells stuff. But it's fun to browse, checking out the freebies. And the stuff he sells--books and music--is inexpensive.)