‘The Man in Black’ — Episcopal Church to celebrate Communion with Johnny Cash

What songs would Johnny Cash sing if he were to attend a traditional celebration of Holy Communion at an Episcopal Church? St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, in Enid, Okla., will explore that uncommon pairing during the church's monthly Holy Ground service, 5 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. John Toles, pastor at St. Matthew's, said the service will … Continue reading ‘The Man in Black’ — Episcopal Church to celebrate Communion with Johnny Cash

The call to ordination, and to the grace of the Eucharist

I am always fascinated by the story of how clergy came to discern and surrender to the call to ministry. Some are more inspiring than others, and this one, written after the ordination of Rev. Janie Koch in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, was particularly so to me, especially in her explanation of the meaning … Continue reading The call to ordination, and to the grace of the Eucharist