A Compassionate Response

A Compassionate Response: A Statement on Opioids (Prepared by The Task Force of Province III of the Episcopal Church) Opioid use disorder, like other substance use disorders, profoundly affects the mind, body, and spirit. Scientific research shows that addiction is a disease that originates in the brain – not a moral or spiritual failing. Much ...Read More

Join us for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Suppers

Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers are taking place at the following parishes in the Diocese of Bethlehem on Tuesday, February 28. Join us! Church of the Mediator in Allentown 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults: $4.00, Children, $2.00 St. Andrew’s in Allentown 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (in the parish hall) Adults, $8.00, Children under 12 ...Read More

All you need

Maggie Niles Grace Church, Honesdale There is a lot to learn about pilgrimages! Here in the Diocese of Bethlehem we have spent the summer reading, praying and thinking about pilgrimage. It turns out to be much more complex that I knew. I should have thought more about all those folks in the Old Testament who ...Read More

Perpetual Pilgrim

Heather Boggs Christ Church, Reading When I sat down to write about my reflections on Pilgrimage, I started by searching for a quote from scripture or elsewhere that would reflect my feelings. One that particularly struck me comes from a Polish born American Rabbi, Abraham Joshua Heschel. He said. “Faith is not the clinging to ...Read More