Midweek In A Very Different Pastor’s Study – October 30, 2013

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I wanted so much to do a ritual for Samhain, unfortunately “shingles” got to me.  Nevertheless, something to share with you.

There’s a lot to be said for Samhain/All Souls’ Day, etc. (including All Saints).  What’s the difference between a saint you know of who didn’t get canonized and someone who did?  Publicity and reference in some books, plus more of a following.

But over and above any other consideration, Samhain presents us with a wonderful opportunity that some people don’t even know they have!

Blessed Be!
Aidan Odinson/ Bishop Cal

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Twenty Second Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home- October 27, 2013

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If you thought the “forgive seventy times seven” admonition was, as some Sunday school teachers, a commandment to be nice to the people who bully you, here’s an answer!

Never lose sight of the fact that in any scripture, the key points show up more than once, and often from more than one angle.  And a look at that shows an even more basic point which can sometimes lead to the spiritual version of “Oh, yeah!”

All that, and the Sacrament, too!

Blessed Be!
Bishop Cal

Midweek In A Very Different Pastor’s Study – October 23, 2013

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I cannot help but notice how often I look at the roots of an argument only to discover that there really is no argument!  Between perspective and diction, it can turn out that two opposing viewpoints are almost quoting each other, the remaining problem being the fact that some of the more militant activists tend to wrap themselves so tight in their battle-banners that they can no longer see!

Blessed Be!
Aidan Odinson/ Bishop Cal

Twenty First Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home- October 20, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bSrQmmCjGw&feature=share&list=UU712OBD-Iv08w55EzoAgreA

With our Sacrament, another one of the more difficult passages in the form of our Epistle reading for today?  Or, some folks make it seem difficult.  But is it so difficult?  And what of the threat being spoken of, what do we do?  Or, is the solution more basic than some folks would have us believe?

Blessed Be!
Bishop Cal

Midweek In A Very Different Pastor’s Study – October 16, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXWjZITpuWI&feature=share&list=UU712OBD-Iv08w55EzoAgreA

Lately, it seems that one of the commodities that get harder to find is common sense.  I recall the furor created when a priestess lit the candles for a CUUPS ritual with a “Bic” lighter, or the way some groups treat reading a particular book as a validation of membership.

And then, lest we forget, there is the occasional attempt to convince a beginner that the power of a magickal tool is indicated by the price tag.  And that’s not the biggest biggie of this kind that I know of – to hear about that, watch the show!  And it seems to be that we should keep our eyes open about this!

Blessed Be!
Bishop Cal

Twentieth Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home- October 13, 2013

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And here, along with our Eucharistic celebration, we have the Gospel containing just possibly the most mis-used verse in the entire Bible.  It’s not that others don’t get mis-used, but this one takes the prize because so few bother to see the context of the parable that it’s told in!

And it all hangs on understanding just what “chosen” means!

Blessed Be!
Bishop Cal

Midweek In A Very Different Pastor’s Study – October 9, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piBhLbOpXAk&feature=share&list=UU712OBD-Iv08w55EzoAgreA

In so many cases, different circumstances bring up the same issue.  This time, it was an issue having to do with the government shutdown that tied in with someone’s remark when the Church of England announced that they would approve women for ordination.  And it has to do with the fundamental difference between callings which are based on vows and secular employment.

Blessed Be!
Aidan Odinson/ Bishop Cal