Thursday, April 26, 2012

No. 6 UVa and Penn Square Off in Showdown at the Mile High Classic ~ #UVa #Lacrosse #Lax #Penn #MileHighClassic

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No. 6 UVa and Penn Square Off in Showdown at the Mile High Classic

Courtesy: VirginiaSports.com           Release: 04/24/2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia Cavaliers (10-3) are ranked No. 6 in this week's USILA coaches poll and Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll after falling in the opening round of the ACC Championship. UVa travels to Denver, Colo., for the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic rendezvous with the Penn Quakers (3-9) on Friday evening, inside Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
There will be a live radio broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA 1070 AM, which will be simulcast as an audio webcast on VirginiaSports.com through Cavaliers Live. John Freeman will bring the play-by-play and Vincent Briedis will provide the analysis. ESPN3 will webcast the game live with Quint Kessenich bringing the play-by-play and Jamie Munro providing color analysis.
The trip to Colorado is the second in UVa program history and the first since the 2004 season. In 2004 the Cavaliers played a road game at Denver and a neutral site game against the Air Force Academy at Denver University, dropping both games by a combined three goals. It's a homecoming of sorts for two Cavaliers, first-years Rhody Heller (Denver) and Tanner Ottenbreit (Parker), who both hail from the state and were high school teammates at Regis Jesuit.
Friday marks the sixth all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and the Quakers, and the first neutral site meeting. UVa owns a narrow 3-2 advantage in a series that dates back to 1929, but has never been contested outside of Charlottesville until this season. UVa dropped the first two contests (1929 & 1931), before winning the past three (1997, 1998 and 2011) under Virginia head coach Dom Starsia.
Stanwick, named ACC Player of the Year for the second year in a row, leads UVa with 44 assists and 64 points. His ratio of 3.4 assists per game ranks No. 1 in the nation. Ranking No. 27 all-time at the NCAA Division I level with 253 career points, Stanwick passed former UVa All-American Doug Knight (249) for career points last time out. Knight will be on the field Friday in Denver as a volunteer assistant coach for the Penn Quakers. Chris Bocklet leads UVa with 30 goals, while six other Cavaliers are in double figures. Rob Emery and Stanwick are No. 2 and No. 3 on the team with 21 and 20 goals, respectively. Chris LaPierre leads UVa with 55 ground balls, which is the second-most by any player in the country who is not a faceoff specialist. Rob Fortunato is saving 58.5 percent of shots against him and posting a 8.54 goals against average in between the pipes.
Penn head coach Mike Murphy is in his third season as the head coach of the Quakers and he returns 16 letterwinners and 10 starters off a 2011 team that went 8-7 and made the NCAA Tournament. Murphy served as an assistant on Starsia's final Brown team in 1992 and his first five UVa teams from 1993-97. Penn boasts the No. 1 strength of schedule in the country according to LaxPower.com. John Conneely leads the way for the Quakers with 19 goals, 13 assists and 32 points, all team highs. Tim Schwalje has 17 goals and 11 assists, while Dan Savage, Ryan Parietti and Anthony Adler have tallied 15, 14 and 11 goals respectively. Brian Feeney is saving 48.6 percent of shots against him and posting a 9.39 goals against average.
Friday's game concludes the regular season for the Cavaliers. The NCAA Selection Show for the Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship is on May 6. The show will be televised live on ESPNU at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We are not converted only once







"We are not converted only once in our lives but many times. 
And it is this endless series of upheavals, large and small, 
which leads to our transformation in Christ." - Thomas Merton



















Sarah Coakley: Living prayer and leadership

A wonderful interview with theologian and priest Sarah Coakley posted at Duke's Faith and Leadership blog.  An excerpt is below.




Q: Most theologians think one must either choose to adhere to church tradition or choose Protestant liberalism. And you've said, “Why?” How have you developed this habit of thinking “opposably” rather than “oppositionally” (to borrow language from Roger Martin’s “The Opposable Mind”)?
By nature, I'm actually an oppositional thinker. It's not been without struggle that I have come to see that opposition is not really the best way to be in relationship with other people, except in conditions of severe danger of loss of integrity.
I found myself in a very oppositional place at Harvard Divinity School towards the end of my time there. I felt that what was happening at the school was utterly wrong and destructive. But the trouble is once you declare war there's actually not much more you can do with the people with whom you work. If there's ever a possibility for inducing the best from someone, that's always what you want.
As I get older, the theological virtue of hope seems more important to me. There are ways of winning trust so that the person you are dealing with will see that there may be a shared project on which you can work together.
At an ideological level I don’t assume we can always escape lining ourselves up in complete opposition against another position. But I certainly find it more intriguing theologically to reflect critically before I just jump in with a negative riposte to a kind of thinking that I'm not attracted to initially. I try to practice not so much a hermeneutics of suspicion, but a gentle hermeneutics of charity -- that which you are most likely to dismiss outright is something you ought to constantly reconsider.

Q: How does presiding at the Eucharist inform how you imagine leadership?
The passage into priesthood changed me. I now put a greater priority on the building of relationship in community than the asserting of polemical positions. As academics, we rightly train young scholars to show how their work adds something new and sexy to a discussion. That's the name of the game. But you cannot carry into the priesthood entrenched patterns of polemicism.
Even the bodily ritual actions of the Eucharist are those which necessarily draw others into communion. A wonderful old invitation in the “Book of Common Prayer” says, “Ye that do earnestly repent of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and do intend to lead a new life following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in His holy ways, draw near with faith.” You cannot celebrate the Eucharist unless you believe that such reconciliation is possible while you are celebrating it. People even in the church community who seem to have retreated into polemical positions are capable of being brought back from them. I've seen that happen.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Luther Ziegler


The Reverend Luther Zeigler has been the Minister of Emmanuel since Easter 2012.  Luther is an Episcopal priest who serves as the Episcopal Chaplain to Harvard University during the academic year, where he is affiliated with Christ Church Cambridge, the historic Episcopal church on Harvard Square.  He was educated at Oberlin College (B.A.), Stanford University (M.A., J.D.), and Virginia Theological Seminary (M. Div.).  Luther has published widely on topics of theology and education. His essays have appeared in the Anglican Theological Review, Oxford’s Oral History Review, and in the recent anthology, Reasons for Being: The Character and Culture of Episcopal Schools, published by the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
In 2014, Luther received the John Hines Preaching Award for excellence in preaching from his alma mater, the Virginia Theological Seminary. The award is given annually for the best sermon preached that year “where the prophetic voice is central to the sermon.”
For many years prior to his ordination, Luther practiced appellate law at a major Washington law firm, where he had an active public service practice, particularly in the areas of civil rights and advocating for the homeless. He served on the Board of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and represented a wide range of pro bono clients, including the Children’s Defense Fund, the Volunteers of America, the NAACP, the Georgetown University Sex Discrimination Clinic, as well as numerous other public interest groups and indigent individuals. Luther’s transition from the law to ministry was featured in the April 2013 issue of the American Lawyer.
Luther and his wife, Pat, have been married for over 36 years and have two adult daughters, Kate and Ann.  Kate and her husband, Hunter, live in Manchester.  Ann and her husband, Justin, live in Wellesley, with their son, Jack.  Luther and Pat live in the Parsonage during the summer months and on occasional weekends throughout the rest of the year.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Diocese of Virginia elects Susan Goff as bishop suffragan

From Episcopal News Service:


Diocese of Virginia elects Susan Goff as bishop suffragan
By ENS staff | April 21, 2012 



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[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Susan Ellyn Goff was elected April 21 as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Goff, 58, canon to the ordinary of the Diocese of Virginia, was elected on the fourth ballot out of a field of three nominees. Two other nominees withdrew after the second ballot and another withdrew after the third. Goff received 148 votes of 207 cast in the clergy order and 164 of 258 cast in the lay order. An election on that ballot required 104 votes in the clergy order and 130 in the lay order.
The election was held at a meeting of a special council for the election of a bishop suffragan at St. George’s Church in Fredericksburg.

Goff will serve under the Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, who was consecrated in 2007. The Rt. Rev. Edwin F. “Ted” Gulick Jr. serves as assisting bishop.

“I am excited to be able to welcome Susan to the Virginia episcopate,” Johnston said after the election. “In her work as canon to the ordinary, she brings much wisdom, grace and discretion, qualities that I know will translate well in the role of bishop suffragan.”

Goff previously was rector of St. Christopher’s in Springfield, rector of Immanuel, Old Church, in Mechanicsville, chaplain of St. Catherine’s School in Richmond and chaplain of St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock. She also taught liturgics and trained seminarian supervisors at Virginia Theological Seminary.

She is a graduate of Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and has been ordained 31 years. She is married to the Rev. Tom Holliday.
Because the election took place within 120 days of a meeting of General Convention, the House of Deputies and a majority of bishops with jurisdiction must consent to the election during their meeting in Indianapolis in July 2012.

Pending the necessary consents, the consecration is planned for July 28 at St. Paul’s Church, Richmond. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will be chief consecrator.
The other nominees were:
  • The Rev. Randy Alexander, 45, rector, Christ Church, Pelham, New York (Diocese of New York)
  • The Very Rev. David May, 52, rector, Grace Church, Kilmarnock, Virginia (Diocese of Virginia)
  • The Very Rev. Dr. Hilary Smith, 43, rector, St. Paul’s on-the-Hill, Winchester, Virginia (Diocese of Virginia)
  • The Very Rev. Shirley Smith Graham, 43, rector, St. Martin’s, Williamsburg, Virginia (Diocese of Southern Virginia)
  • The Rev. Canon Sue Sommer, 55, subdean and canon pastor, Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri (Diocese of West Missouri).
“We are most grateful to all six of the candidates for journeying with us through this process,” said Johnston. “They all displayed an immense amount of faith, dedication and good spirit.”
Information about all the nominees is available here.
The Diocese of Virginia, organized in 1785, is the largest Episcopal diocese within the United States, with some 80,000 members of 108 congregations located in 38 counties in central, northern and northwestern Virginia.

Bishop-elect Susan Goff!

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Fixing to elect a Bishop Suffragan

Friday, April 20, 2012

You control what you can control


You control what you can control, and what you can control is your effort every day. ~Dom Starsia



Episcopal Cafe is 5 years old!



Episcopal Cafe is 5 years old!

Episcopal Café: Today we celebrate our fifth anniversary

Today is the fifth anniversary of Episcopal Café. Five years ago a team of volunteers began posting news stories, commentary, spiritual reflections and artwork provided by Episcopalians from all around the country—and, to a lesser extent, the world. Today we are still at it.

We are missing a few months worth of Google’s analytical data, but it is safe to say we have had about 4.2 million visits from 1.2 million “unique visitors.” In the last year, we have had not quite 947,00 visits from almost 273,000 visitors. We’ve got 5,700 friends on Facebook and 4,700 followers on Twitter.
This seems like a good time to thank all of those folks for dropping by, especially those who stuck around, read what was on offer and contributed comments via a system that we know some of you find unwieldy at times.
The Café began as a ministry of the Diocese of Washington, which provided $20,000 in start-up funding from its communications budget, and space on its server. It has been independent since December 2009 when Jim Naughton, the Café’s founder and editor, left the diocese to form Canticle Communications. During that time it has been sustained by a dedicated team of volunteer newsbloggers, essay writers, authors of spiritual reflections, artists, and art curators.
The newsbloggers are the heart of the Café’s operation. The current team comprises Jim, the Rev. Ann Fontaine, the Rev. Torey Lightcap, the Rev. Kurt C. Wiesner, the Rev. Andrew Gerns and the Very Rev. Nick Knisely. Ann, Nick and Andrew have been involved in the Café from the outset, and deserve special thanks. Newsblogger-on leave-John Chilton, was also among the first people Jim recruited to work on the Café.

Former newsbloggers include Charles Blanchard, who left to take a lesser position: General Counsel to the United States Air Force, Helen Mosher, who is still active with in the Café’s social media and the Rev. Peter Carey.

The Rev. Deacon Vicki Black sustained our Speaking to the Soul blog for years, and even published a book of reflections culled from the blog. The Rev. Lowell Grisham does most of the heavy lifting on the Soul blog these days with help from the Rev. Bill Carroll, Maria Evans and Linda Ryan.
Mel Ahlborn was first editor of our Art Blog, which gives the Café its distinctive look. Mel provided us with the one thing to which none of the rest of us had access: beautiful images. C. Robin Janning succeeded Mel and continues to keep our homepage and Art Blog looking both bright and soulful.
Ann Fontaine took over the chores of maintaining the Daily Episcopalian blog from Jim Naughton about a year ago. We’ve had too many significant contributions from too many people to name, but we invite you to mention your favorite DE writers in the comments.
The Café had two forebears, The Blog of Daniel, which Jim created in January 2006 to follow the fortunes of the short-lived NBC series, The Book of Daniel, whose main character was an Episcopal priest, and Daily Episcopalian, Jim’s running commentary on the issues facing The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, which he launched when The Book of Daniel died.

While maintaining this second blog, Jim realized that you couldn’t convince people that Episcopalians did more than argue about sexual morality by maintaining a blog devoted to arguments about human sexuality. On that blindingly obvious premise, the Café was founded.

Those of us who work at the Café know it is in need of technological and aesthetic refreshment. We haven’t had a fiscal agent since Jim left the Diocese of Washington, so we have been unable to make the changes know are necessary. Still, we like to think we provide a service by aggregating news about the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion and those places where Christian faith intersects with our politics, culture and society; featuring the essays and reflections of some of the more insightful and graceful writers in our church; displaying some gorgeous religious artwork that you won’t find in many other places; and giving people a place to talk over what is going on.
And every now and then it seems to fall to us to say things that other people won’t say, but that sure need saying.

We hope, at some point in the near future, to figure out a way to allow you to support us while receiving a tax deduction. But this has been a difficult problem to solve. In the meantime, thanks to everyone who visits the Café and makes doing this work worthwhile. We especially appreciate the 24 percent of our audience that our analytics tell us have visited the Café more than 200 times! We would love to hear your suggestions as we consider the Café’s future, so chime in in the comments.

Cheers,
From all of us at the Café.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I can't believe...



I can't believe that we were lying in our graves dreaming things that we might have been, coulda been, maybe! ~ Dave Matthews

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

From Lacrosse Magazine: Lambrecht: Nobody is safe in MD1 Landscape ~ #Lacrosse #UVA #Duke #Virginia #NCAAs #Hopkins #Bucknell #Marist

Lambrecht: Nobody is Safe in MD1 Landscape

by Gary Lambrecht | LaxMagazine.com

Try to make sense of this year's Division I men's season, where upsets abound and there's little consistency. "It's happening everywhere," Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said. "We look terrible against North Carolina, but Carolina loses to [2-8] Penn. Duke needed a last-second goal against Marist, then they come back and embarrass Virginia."
© Matt Riley

If you thought you had figured out the Division I men's lacrosse landscape with a hint of clarity about a week ago, it didn't take long for a couple of head-turning events to make you feel clueless. In the space of 24 hours last weekend, two tremors on the campuses of Virginia and Johns Hopkins illustrated what has become the new normal in the sport.

On Friday, there were the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, on Senior Night, laying a rotten egg on national television against their Atlantic Coast Conference nemesis.

The Duke Blue Devils, who had just come from behind to earn an 11-10 victory against visiting Marist – the second-place team in the mighty Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – swooped into Charlottesville and humiliated UVA, 13-5.

One night later, there was No. 3 Hopkins, sporting a 9-1 record and playing for the 108th time against Maryland, leading the Terrapins by three goals early in the second half in front of a sellout crowd at Homewood Field. And there went the Blue Jays into shutdown mode, as Maryland – which, by the way, lost earlier in the season to UMBC – outscored Hopkins, 6-0, over the game's final 29 minutes to grab a 9-6 victory.

On the surface, these developments were not total shocks. No. 7 Duke, which has won eight in a row after a 3-3 start, has now beaten Virginia in 12 of the past 13 meetings between the two schools, a streak that rates as one of the strangest in the game. No. 8 Maryland beat the Blue Jays for the 39th time overall and fourth time since 1996. The Terps had lost five, one-goal decisions to Hopkins, dating to 2002.

But it was the way the two games went down that drew double-takes.

Virginia, which at 10-1 was one goal away from being undefeated before Duke showed up, turned in an absolute stinker from the opening faceoff. Hopkins, which had been 102-5 under 12th-year coach Dave Pietramala when leading at halftime, froze like deer under the Homewood lights in crunch time with a core of third-year starters. Both losing teams were held to season-lows in scoring.

One would think that, by mid-April, these types of issues would be alleviated somewhat by the game's top-tier programs. But look again, and you see that, in 2012, the Division I field, with its ever-advancing parity, appears as unsettled as ever.

"It's happening everywhere," Pietramala said. "We look terrible against North Carolina, but Carolina loses to [2-8] Penn. Duke needed a last-second goal against Marist, then they come back and embarrass Virginia. Everybody is beating everybody's brains out.

"Our problem with Maryland wasn't physical. It was mental," he added. "But I think you're seeing the mental part of the game everywhere and how challenging it is, week in and week out, day in and day out, to answer the emotional bell. There are a lot of good lacrosse players out there."

"There's just not a whole lot of margin for error in the game right now," added Bucknell coach Frank Fedorjaka. "Whoever you are, if you show up and play just OK, there's a good chance you're going to get beat."

The examples abound. Bucknell, one of the younger teams in the Patriot League, overcame three straight close losses by reeling off eight wins in a row, only to lose one-goal heartbreakers to Army and upstart Lehigh (11-2) in the past 11 days to fall to 8-5. The Bison must win the Patriot League tournament to make it back to the NCAAs.

Same goes for No. 16 Penn State, which at 7-5 has risen from the brink of disaster – a skid that included a 9-8 overtime loss to No. 2 UMass – with a three-game winning streak and serious momentum entering the stretch. The Nittany Lions, led by superb sophomore goalie Austin Kaut, believe they can win the Colonial Athletic Association and slip into the NCAAs, even if they must beat unbeaten UMass in the CAA tournament to get there. They might be right.

No. 5 Notre Dame (9-1) lives by the close, low-scoring victory and is lucky to shoot 25 percent on a good day. That is a dangerous recipe in the playoffs. UMass is obviously strong at 11-0, but the Minutemen grind through a lot of one- and two-goal games. Even new no. 1 Loyola (11-0), which overwhelmed opponents for the first month of the season, struggled against Ohio State and pesky, 17th-ranked Fairfield (10-2) before running by Denver in the second half on Saturday.

We'll see how Loyola copes with that No. 1 sign hanging around its necks. We'll see who emerges in May among a top 20 that currently features 13 teams with three or fewer losses.

Duke and Maryland stepped up to center stage last week and simplified the moral of the story in 2012.

No one is safe.

Don't go back to sleep....





The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vocation ~ Buechner on vocation



“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” 


“Here and there even in our world, and now and then, even in ourselves, we catch glimpeses of a New Creation, which, fleeting as those glimpses are apt to be, give us hope both for this life and for whatever life may await us later on.” 



"Neither the hair shirt or the soft birth will do. The place where God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet."

Virginia to Face UNC as the No. 2 Seed in the ACC Championship ~ #UVa #Lacrosse #Virginia #Lax #ACC

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Pairings for the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship have been determined, as announced by the league office on Friday. Duke is the regular season champion and earns the No. 1 seed in the upcoming two-day championship, which will take place April 20 and 22 on the Grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

General admission tickets for the ACC Championship are $20, which includes both semifinal games on Friday, April 20 and the championship game on Sunday, April 22. Individual day tickets are $10 per session. One ticket is good for both semifinal games on Friday. 

Tickets can be purchased at any time online at Virginiasports.com, in person at the main Virginia Athletics Ticket Office located in Bryant Hall (Scott Stadium) between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, or by phone by calling 800-542-8821 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Duke, which defeated Virginia on Friday night to clinch the top seed, concluded the regular season with a 2-1 record in conference play and is 11-3 overall. The Blue Devils will face fourth-seeded Maryland (1-2 ACC) on April 20 at 5 p.m. on ESPNU in the first semifinal matchup.

No. 2 Virginia (2-1 ACC), the championship host, will face third-seeded North Carolina (1-2 ACC) at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU in the second semifinal.

2012 ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship

Friday, April 20
No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 1 Duke - 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 3 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Virginia - 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Sunday, April 22
Championship Game - 3 p.m. (ESPNU)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

John 10:10



"I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly" The Gospel of John

Sunday, April 08, 2012

St. John Chrysostom's Easter Sermon




Easter Homily
by St. John Chrysostom

Are there any who are devout lovers of God?
Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!


Are there any who are grateful servants?
Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord!


Are there any weary from fasting?
Let them now receive their due!


If any have toiled from the first hour,
let them receive their reward.


If any have come after the third hour,
let them with gratitude join in the feast!


And those who arrived after the sixth hour,
let them not doubt; for they shall lose nothing.


And if any have tarried until the ninth hour,
let them not hesitate; but let them come too.


And those who arrived only at the eleventh hour,
let them not be afraid by reason of their delay.


For the Lord is gracious and receives the last no less than the first.


The Lord gives rest to those who come at the eleventh hour,
even as to those who toiled from the beginning.


To one and all the Lord gives generously.
The Lord accepts the offering of every work.


The Lord honors every deed and commends their intention.


Let us all enter into the joy of the Lord!


First and last alike, receive your reward.


Rich and poor, rejoice together!


Sober and slothful, celebrate the day!


You that have kept the fast, and you that have not,
rejoice, this day, for the table is bountifully spread!


Feast royally, for the calf is fatted.
Let no one go away hungry.


Partake, all, of the cup of faith.
Enjoy the riches of the Lord’s goodness!


Let none grieve their poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.


Let none mourn that they have fallen, over, and over again;
for forgiveness has risen from the grave.


Let none fear death,
for the death of our Savior has set us free.


The Lord has destroyed it by enduring it.


The Lord destroyed hell when He descended into it.


The Lord put hell in turmoil even as it tasted of His flesh.


Isaiah foretold this when he said,
“You, O Hell, have been troubled by encountering him below.”


Hell is in turmoil because it has been eclipsed.
Hell is in turmoil because it is mocked.
Hell is in turmoil, for it is destroyed.
Hell is in turmoil, for it is annihilated.
Hell is in turmoil, for it is now made captive.
Hell grasped a corpse, and discovered God.
Hell seized earth, and encountered heaven.
Hell took what it saw, and was overcome by what it did not see.


O death, where is thy sting?
O hell, where is thy victory?


Christ is risen, and you, O death, are obliterated!
Christ is risen, and the evil ones are cast down!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life is set free!
Christ is risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead.


For Christ, having risen from the dead,is become the first-fruits
of those who have fallen asleep.


To God be glory and power forever and ever. Amen!

Vicar of Dibley - Easter Bunny Episode...

Vicar of Dibley - Easter Bunny - Part 1 of 4

The Easter Bunny:
As Easter comes to Dibley, the council members all give up things for lent; Geraldine gives up chocolate, David tries to be nicer while Hugo has to stop lustful thoughts. Later, sadness comes to Dibley as Letitia Cropley dies and Geraldine has to take over as the Dibley Easter Bunny which involves dressing up in a bunny costume.




Vicar of Dibley - Easter Bunny - Part 2 of 4




Vicar of Dibley - Easter Bunny - Part 3 of 4




Vicar of Dibley - Easter Bunny - Part 4 of 4

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