Author Archives: Stacy

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: Statement in support of the advocacy of the people of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

A word from our Presiding  Bishop about the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation:

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Sermon by the Rev. Stacy Alan at Rockefeller Chapel, July 31, 2016

The suffering of the world will have made its way under the surface, like ice in a Chicago street, and with first storm, the tiny cracks in our heart will open into a giant pothole, and I will fear falling in and being lost forever. Continue reading

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Sermon for the Ordination of Nadia Stefko to the Diaconate

The deacon, though also ordained by the Church and bearing its authority, is meant to stand at the edges: the edges of the church, the edges of society, the edges of the abysses of human evil. Without the shield of sacramental authority, bearing the naked moral authority that Jesus wielded, deacons call us to look to the edges, to look deep into the abysses . . . Continue reading

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State of the Chaplaincy 2015

Here is this year’s State of the Chaplaincy Newsletter. It includes an essay from alum The Rev. Ben Varnum (AB 2006, MDiv 2010) and a reflection on sexuality and prayer from our chaplain, the Rev. Stacy Alan. Plus great photos … Continue reading

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Nina (Meigs) Bennett: Sermon for Yom Kippur

Our job today is to be present and live with our vulnerability; but we don’t have to do it alone. The liturgy creates the space, gives us the words, keeps us focused, and gives us company. Continue reading

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