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Ad Clerum on a Good Goodbye Website Admini… Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:39
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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Long-Time Executive Assistant to the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh Set to Retire ndblake Thu, 04/28/2022 - 13:28
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The strength of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh is in the people that call it home. It is found in the enthusiasm of our laity, the wisdom of our clergy, and the faithfulness of our staff and volunteers. 

Ad Clerum on Spiritual Renewal from Bishop Martyn Minns

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Spiritual renewal is still an urgent call for each one of us as an individual as well as for the communities that we serve. Jesus reminds us that the Gospel always comes with a promise: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13)
Ad Clerum on Spiritual Renewal from Bishop Martyn Minns ndblake Wed, 04/20/2022 - 23:08
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Spiritual renewal is still an urgent call for each one of us as an individual as well as for the communities that we serve. Jesus reminds us that the Gospel always comes with a promise: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13)

Ad Clerum on Easter from Bishop Martyn Minns

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The events of that first Easter morning stretch our imagination. There are humorous moments mixed with the recognition that something of enormous cosmic import has just occurred. The image of an angel perched on a stone that has just been rolled back from the tomb, and Mary mistaking the resurrected Jesus for the gardener—these are almost playful scenes in our minds, yet the world-shaking significance of the Resurrection should bring us to our knees in awe. It must be stressed that the historic Christian teaching has always been that we believe that Jesus experienced a bodily resurrection, not merely the resuscitation of a corpse or a spiritual transformation.
Ad Clerum on Palm Sunday from Bishop Martyn Minns ndblake Fri, 04/08/2022 - 11:26
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I have always enjoyed a parade, so Palm Sunday has always been a favorite festival of mine. When we planted the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Palm Sunday we arranged for a mini-parade of donkey rides for children from the parking lot to the front door. It was a big hit, although they were disappointed that I didn’t let the donkey carry them all the way inside!
Ad Clerum on Palm Sunday from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Fri, 04/08/2022 - 11:26
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I have always enjoyed a parade, so Palm Sunday has always been a favorite festival of mine. When we planted the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Palm Sunday we arranged for a mini-parade of donkey rides for children from the parking lot to the front door. It was a big hit, although they were disappointed that I didn’t let the donkey carry them all the way inside!
Ad Clerum on The Bishop Is Coming from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Wed, 03/30/2022 - 20:05
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Having had the privilege of serving as your interim bishop for almost eighteen months, let me offer a few observations and warnings. Your new bishop will not be Superman, nor the Son of God, nor even the Apostle Paul. Instead he will be these five things.
3 Reasons You Should Take the Time to Get to Know the Bishop Candidates Website Admini… Wed, 03/30/2022 - 16:03
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April is only a day away which means we are quickly approaching our Special Convention to elect the next Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh!

Ad Clerum on Retirement from Bishop Martyn Minns (Part 2) Website Admini… Thu, 03/24/2022 - 15:08
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The first and perhaps most important question is, “What are we retiring to?” Not “What are we retiring from?” Bishop Dave Bena, a dear friend and mentor, has retired a number of times. He retired from military service (he served with distinction as a Marine and then in the US Air Force), and he retired as the suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, as my suffragan bishop in CANA, and most recently as the assistant bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word. He is something of an expert on retirement! But he spells it “retire-ment,” declaring that it is an opportunity to change tires and start a new journey.