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A Devotion for the First Week in Advent

Advent 1 Devotional

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
    and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
    and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,

Q&A with Bishop Alex: The Role of a Bishop, Confirmation, and Halloween


In the second installment of our Bishop's Office video series, we asked Bishop Alex to explain exactly what a bishop does for the diocese, the meaning of Confirmation and how it differs from Baptism, and how he leads his family in approaching Halloween.

Watch on YouTube, below.


The Institution of the Rev. Dr. James M. Arcadi at All Souls

The Rev. Dr. James Arcadi with his family and Bishop Alex

Deo volente, the Rt. Rev. Alex Cameron, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, will institute the Rev. Dr. James M. Arcadi as Rector of All Souls Anglican Church on November 13, 2022. Please keep the Arcadi family and All Souls in your prayers as they approach this important next step in their ministry.

The Institution of a Rector service will be live-streamed via All Souls' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m. 


Prosper the Work of Our Hands

A devotional reflection on Psalm 90:17

May the grace of the Lord our God be upon us;
Prosper the work of our hands; O prosper the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17 (2019 BCP Psalter) 


Here in the concluding lines of Psalm 90 we hear two petitions, one of which is repeated:

May the grace of the Lord our God be upon us.
Prosper the work of our hands; O prosper the work of our hands.

39 Questions with Bishop Alex

Photo of Bishop Alex Cameron in his office

Want to get to know our new Bishop? We recorded a whimsical 39 Questions with Bishop Alex at our diocesan office, addressing everything from canned tuna to his first thought when he was elected Bishop. 

Do you have a question for Bishop Alex to answer on our YouTube channel? Ask it below or submit it anonymously through our Contact page.

Watch "39 Questions with Bishop Alex" on YouTube




The Wider View This Week

New Wineskins Conference

As a family we have taken many road trips; often back and forth from Nova Scotia to visit our families, and once across the continent and back. On all of those trips there have been remarkable vistas, sudden wildlife sightings, and amusing signs and billboards. All these visual wonders have been taken in by most, but not all, in the car. Frequently as the driver I have missed some of these things because, legitimately, I needed to be focused on the road in front of me. But sometimes we could pull over and take a moment to consider the wider view.

Archbishop Robert Duncan's 50th Anniversary and Book Launch

Safe for a Week Book Cover

You are cordially invited to join
the Most Rev. Robert William Duncan, D.D.,
seventh bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh,
and Nara Dewar Duncan
in celebrating the 50th Anniversary
of Archbishop Bob's ordination to the priesthood.

Saturday, October 29, 2022,
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at
Church of the Ascension
4729 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213