Thomas the Faithful Doubter – Br. Curtis Almquist

John 20:19-31

Have you ever had the experience of taking a photograph of someone and then finding the result rather disappointing? Not necessarily because the person you photo­graph is out of focus; not because the color is funny; not even because the composition is off-balanced… but because the person captured in the moment of photograph is not reflective of the real essence of the person. Continue reading

Easter Tuesday

Preached by the Rev. Dr. Ellen Aitken

John 20:11-18

If you have traveled up the coast of New England , passing through one seaport after another, you will probably have noticed any number of large late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses overlooking the harbors and bays. Many of these houses have, at their very tops, small, square porches fenced around by a railing. Continue reading

Easter Vigil 2004 – Br. Curtis Almquist

Matthew 28:1-10

Almost a century ago James Joyce wrote that “history is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” [i] So many people in this world, throughout this last century, would understand those words – “history is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake” – and we know it is true for multitudes of people in our world even on this Easter morning. Continue reading