Bishop Loya at ordination
young man at convention event
someone writing on an ordination certficate
Episcopalians at a protest event
celebration after the successful election of The Very Rev. Craig Loya to be the X Bishop of ECMN
people being ordained laughing
young people preparing for a Eucharist service holding candlesticks and cross
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The Invitation of Advent

01 December 2020

I spent part of this first weekend of Advent putting up a big, pink Christmas tree that Melissa picked out as a wonderfully playful addition to the mid-century modern look of our still new-to-us home. As a young priest, I embraced the role of the Advent curmudgeon with gusto and resisted Christmas creep with the … More The Invitation of Advent

A Theological Reflection on the Eucharist

19 November 2020

Beloved in Christ, Since the time of the apostles, the Holy Eucharist has been the principal act of Christian worship, a fact that our tradition recovered in and through the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. It has become deeply ingrained in our spiritual lives and imagination as Episcopalians. I have heard from so many of … More A Theological Reflection on the Eucharist

Election Day Reflection

04 November 2020

Dear ones, On this day, when we are surrounded by uncertainty and anxiety, I invite you to remember that no matter what happens today and in the days to follow, three things simply cannot change: Jesus is LordLove winsDeath has died. No candidate who is elected to any office can save us, and, no matter … More Election Day Reflection

Why Discipleship?

13 October 2020

At Convention, Bishop Loya shared four priorities for ECMN’s life together in this moment. You can see the vision laid out here – he has invited our people and faith communities to attend to faithful innovation, justice, and vitality by leaning into discipleship. Discipleship, as in daily practices that help us follow Jesus as a whole way of life, as the … More Why Discipleship?

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