Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Christ Has No Body

Christ Has No Body
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
~Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

Monday, May 23, 2016

A very good man! Glad for his service!! Dom Starsia is out as UVA's Head Lacrosse Coach

Dom Starsia is out as UVA's Head Lacrosse Coach

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 6:27 pm

Virginia has confirmed the departure of longtime men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia via a press release.
“Dom Starsia is a Hall of Fame coach and I want to thank him for all he has done for Virginia men’s lacrosse, UVA athletics, the University of Virginia, and the Charlottesville community,” said Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage in a press release. “In addition to winning 73 percent of his games at UVa with multiple ACC and NCAA championships, Dom was committed to the development of student-athletes as his teams were cited for their sportsmanship and academic achievements. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have worked with and learned from Dom.

“These decisions are not easy and Dom and I have had a number of substantive conversations over the last several weeks regarding the future of the program.”
Said Starsia: “When our season ended, Craig informed me of his decision to make a coaching change. I wanted to take this moment to thank everyone who has been so gracious to me and my family during our time in Charlottesville. While blessed to have been part of some great teams, this experience has always been about the people and the relationships. I want to thank the players and their families who have been such an important part of my life. I would also like to thank all the coaches and staff who have propped me up over a lot of years, and especially to Marc Van Arsdale, who was here when I arrived 24 years ago. What a joy it has been to coach with my son Joe these past three years! I am very proud of all that we have accomplished here at the University of Virginia.”
Starsia’s contract was set to expire in January 2017, with Virginia still owing him approximately $400,000.
“In our search for the next head coach, we will be looking for a dynamic leader who clearly articulates a plan to build upon the tradition Dom and his staff created over the last two and a half decades and who can position our men’s lacrosse program to compete annually for ACC and NCAA championships while also achieving success academically,” Littlepage said.

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The Rev. Randolph "Randy" Hollerith named as the next Dean of Washington National Cathedral

Congrats to my former Richmond, VA colleague and friend, Randy Hollerith!!

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Rev. Randolph “Randy” Marshall Hollerith, a priest with 25 years of experience of accomplished and creative leadership, has been named the 11th dean of Washington National Cathedral.
For the past 16 years, Hollerith has served as rector of St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., where he has doubled the parish budget, facilitated the growth of the largest mission program in the Diocese of Virginia, and dramatically expanded both the size and participation in St. James’s outreach ministries.
Hollerith will now lead the Cathedral in its mission to be a spiritual home for the nation and a house of prayer for all people.
“Randy has the spiritual depth, heart for ministry, and skills required to lead Washington National Cathedral into the future,” said Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and interim dean of the Cathedral. “He is a strong collaborator and team builder, with a passion for the Gospel of Jesus. I look forward to working with him.”