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Do I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins?

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I believe in the forgiveness of sins.
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The other day I was praying Morning Prayer and came to the recitation of the Apostles’ Creed. As is often the case with those regular and well-known words, something jumped out at me: “I believe… in the forgiveness of sins.”

But do I? So many of us assent to this verbally but live something very different practically. 

How Can I Hear from the Lord?  
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A corner for prayer at the diocesan office
Bishop Alex Cameron Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 9:00am
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A couple of weeks ago I encouraged us to approach this new year with the attitude, “Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.” That all sounds great, you might think, but how do I listen? How do I hear from the Lord? For that, there is a central source and a necessary attitude or habit.

The Institution of the Rev. Andrew DeFusco as Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Nashville

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The Rev. Andrew DeFusco
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Deo volente, the Rt. Rev. Alex Cameron, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, will institute the Rev. Andrew DeFusco as rector of Church of the Redeemer in Nashville, TN, on February 11, 2023. Your prayers and presence are requested.

On New Year's Resolutions: Speak, Lord, for Your Servant Hears
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If He calls you, you shall say, "Speak, Lord, for your servant hears."
Bishop Alex Cameron Friday, January 06, 2023 - 7:54am
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And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

I Samuel 3:8-9, ESV

Ordination to the Priesthood: The Rev. Jessica Bennett and the Rev. Joshua Bennett

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Jess and Josh Bennett
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Deo volente, the Rt. Rev. Alex Cameron will ordain the Rev. Dn. Jessica Lynne Bennett and the Rev. Dn. Joshua Raymond Bennett to the sacred order of priests on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Church of the Ascension, where they currently serve as Fellows.

Your prayers and presence are requested.

 

A Devotion for the Fourth Week in Advent
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An Advent 4 Devotional
Bishop Alex Cameron Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 2:05pm
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But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

A Devotion for the Third Week in Advent
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An Advent 3 Devotional
Bishop Alex Cameron Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 9:00am
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Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz: “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

A Devotion for the Second Week in Advent
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An Advent 2 Devotional
Bishop Alex Cameron Thursday, December 08, 2022 - 9:00am
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The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
    the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;
it shall blossom abundantly
    and rejoice with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
    the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the glory of the Lord,
    the majesty of our God.
Strengthen the weak hands,
    and make firm the feeble knees.