Using Prayer Beads

What are prayer beads (and how are they different from the rosary)? And how do you use them as part of a regular prayer practice?  The Rev. Geoff Wild explains in this sixth segment of our series on Personal Prayer:

Stay tuned for part 2 of this video, where Cheryl Wild will demonstrate how prayer beads are made.

Other videos from this series: 
Personal Prayer Part 1 – Developing Your Personal Prayer Practice
Personal Prayer Part 2- Praying with Icons
Personal Prayer Part 3 – Praying the Daily Office
Personal Prayer Part 4 – Walking the Labyrinth
Personal Prayer Part 5 – Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer

What is Centering Prayer, and how can it help you quiet your mind and bring you closer to God? The Rev. Adam Trambley explains in this fifth segment of our series on Personal Prayer:

Other videos from this series: 
Personal Prayer Part 1 – Developing Your Personal Prayer Practice
Personal Prayer Part 2- Praying with Icons
Personal Prayer Part 3 – Praying the Daily Office
Personal Prayer Part 4 – Walking the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth

Walk the labyrinth with Craig Dressler and learn how this practice can become part of your personal prayer life in this fourth installment of our prayer video series.

Other videos from this series: 
Personal Prayer Part 1 – Developing Your Personal Prayer Practice
Personal Prayer Part 2 – Praying with Icons
Personal Prayer Part 3 – Praying the Daily Office
Personal Prayer Part 5 – Centering Prayer

Praying the Daily Office

In this third installment of our prayer video series, the Rev. Patricia Lavery explains how to get started praying the Daily Office and incorporating it into your daily routine.

Other videos from this series: 
Personal Prayer Part 1 – Developing Your Personal Prayer Practice
Personal Prayer Part 2 – Praying with Icons
Personal Prayer Part 4 – Walking the Labyrinth
Personal Prayer Part 5 – Centering Prayer

Praying with Icons

In this second installment of our prayer video series, Dean Downey of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie discusses using icons as part of your personal prayer practice.

Other videos in this series:
Personal Prayer Part 1 – Developing Your Personal Prayer Practice
Personal Prayer Part 3 – Praying the Daily Office
Personal Prayer Part 4 – Walking the Labyrinth
Personal Prayer Part 5 – Centering Prayer

Developing Your Personal Prayer Practice

This is the first in a six part video series on personal prayer. We invite you to join us as we explore this aspect of faith through the Lenten season. 

Other videos in this series:
Personal Prayer Part 2 – Praying with Icons
Personal Prayer Part 3 – Praying the Daily Office
Personal Prayer Part 4 – Walking the Labyrinth
Personal Prayer Part 5 – Centering Prayer

It’s Time To Submit Your Questions For ‘Ask The Bishop’

The Diocese is getting ready to film the fourth installment of its video series called “Ask the Bishop.” We need your questions!  Please submit them by May 23, 2016.

Bishop Rowe Nov 2014-120wtUnfortunately, Bishop Sean cannot be with every member of the diocese all the time, but he would like to be able to answer questions you may have for him.  So, we are asking for questions from you that we will then film the bishop answering.  We can’t promise that he will be able to get to all the questions because of time constraints, however, please ask whatever is on your mind (for example: theology questions, anything about the diocese, the bishop’s views on current events, etc.).  We hope that both adults and kids will ask the bishop questions.  Please email questions to Julien with the subject line “Ask the Bishop.” Along with your question, please include your name, congregation, and, if you’re a kid, your age (only first names and congregations will be mentioned on the video).

We Need Your Questions For ‘Ask The Bishop’

The Diocese is getting ready to film the third installment of it’s new video series called “Ask the Bishop.” We need your questions!

Bishop Rowe Nov 2014-120wtUnfortunately, Bishop Sean cannot be with every member of the diocese all the time, but he would like to be able to answer questions you may have for him.  So, we are asking for questions from you that we will then film the bishop answering.  We can’t promise that he will be able to get to all the questions because of time constraints, however, please ask whatever is on your mind (for example: theology questions, anything about the diocese, the bishop’s views on current events, etc.).  We hope that both adults and kids will ask the bishop questions.  Please email questions to Julien with the subject line “Ask the Bishop.” Along with your question, please include your name, congregation, and, if you’re a kid, your age (only first names and congregations will be mentioned on the video).

More From Presiding Bishop Curry

A wonderful video where Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offers a Word to the Church.

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And The Top Ten Things You are Likely to Hear in a Michael Curry Sermon:

(Assembled by the Diocese of North Carolina Standing Committee and presented at a reception held for the new PB in D.C. the night before the installation.)

10:  “This morning I lift my text from…
EVERYONE: Anywhere but today’s propers!”

9: “Now bear with me, I’m going somewhere with this!”

8:  “God didn’t put you on this earth just to use up oxygen!”

7: “I’m not going to be up here long”

6: “If you’re breathing, God’s calling”

5: “We have a God! And that God raised Jesus from the dead.”
EVERYONE: “I don’t know how he did it, but he did!”

4: “When Israel was in Egypt land,”
Everyone (singing):  LET MY PEOPLE GO!

3: “One more thing and then I’m going to sit down.”

2: “There is a balm in Gilead…”

And the Number one thing you are likely to hear in a Michael Curry sermon:

GO!!

Video Of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon from his Installation and other PB resources

Video of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at his installation as the 27th Presiding Bishop.  “God is not finished with the Episcopal Church yet!” Well worth a listen. Posted by the Episcopal News Service.

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In a 10-minute video interview with the Episcopal News Service, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori reflects on her nine-year term in office that began Nov. 1, 2006. She discusses her vision of the reign of God on earth, her hopes for The Episcopal Church, what it has been like to be the first woman to hold the office of presiding bishop and primate, how she has been inspired and where she has found solace. Posted by the Epsicopal News Service.

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Click here to see an interactive timeline tracing all of the Presiding Bishops of the Episcopal Church.