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The Writings of +Winfield Mott
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  • The Sword of Jesus
    Reference: Luke 12:49-56 The struggles over whether or not Biblical authority is determinative for current Christian belief or is only advisory has resulted in splits across many denominations. The cry of “schism” has been raised, accusing many who have left a denomination of dividing Christianity, “leaving the Church.” Yet splits and divisions are hardly new. […]
  • The Sin of Anxiety
    Reference: Luke 12:27-40 Cielo Vista shopping mall in El Paso is well known to me, a place I have been a dozen times, a friendly, cheerful and safe locale to take care of my shopping needs. To see it on the national news as a place of horror and tragedy is deeply disturbing, as I […]
  • Orientation: Life After Death Right Now
    Reference: Colossians 3:1-17 Orientation literally means to face east. In liturgical churches, the altar always faces east (even when it doesn’t: “liturgical east” is a mystical concept defining “east” as wherever the altar is facing, but ideally, this is also geographical east). For the Christian, orientation is, as St. Paul puts it, to “set your […]
  • To Stay the Course
    Reference: Colossians 2:6-15 It is hard to know which is worst: the stereotype of Christians held by many of our “secular” neighbors, or the self-appointed spokespersons for the Christians. St. Paul would have understood. The Roman Empire in which he lived resembled our modern scene, perhaps more than any other time before or since. In […]
  • Every Creature Under Heaven
    Colossians 1:21-27 Body and soul. The way in which the relationship between the spiritual and physical aspects of mankind has been perceived over the centuries creates something of a tangle. Western thought tends to see these two entities as separate, or in the case of materialists, as body without soul. To the latter, soul describes […]
  • Having Jesus As My Neighbor
    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
  • The Patriotic Word
    PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to find out if people have found the new address for this blog. Could you help me by letting me know you have seen this? Just two or three words will suffice: “Found new address” or something similar. You can leave the comment on the site or send it to […]

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Notes from the 2016 Synod

Synod 2016 Group Photo

The last synod of the Diocese of the West and the first synod of the Convocation of the West of the Missionary Diocese of All Saints met at St. John's Church, Boerne, Texas (pictured below) April 5-7. Here delegates gather around Bishop Win Mott after the synod's Pontifical Eucharist. Bishop Mott, who was the diocesan bishop for DOW, will now be the Vicar-General of the Convocation.
 


 

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For Immediate Release: Anglican Convocation of the West

APRIL 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE: ANGLICAN CONVOCATION OF THE WEST


 

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2016 Synod of the Diocese of the West

Welcome to the 2016 Synod of the Diocese of the West! 

 

St John’s Anglican Church in Boerne, Texas, is honored to host the 2016 Synod, which begins Tuesday, April 5, at 5:00 pm at the church, and runs through Thursday, April 7, at 11 am.  Information on registration, lodging, and transportation follows:

 

 

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Announcing Clericus 2016 (Diocese of the West)
  • WHAT: The annual Clericus of the Anglican Diocese of the West, with the theme; "Journey Through the Kingdom," an overview of the meaning of life as seen by Christians who have a sacramental and eucharistic life, together with some instruction on how to do it and how to teach it.
  • WHEN: February 1-3
  • WHERE: The Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla, NM
  • WHY: The Diocesan clergy are a community, and most value the occasion to come together in worship, continuing education and community, The Clericus addresses the need we all have for Christian formation, and recognizes it is best done in the context of a worshiping community. 
  • WHO: The Clericus is for all the clergy and candidates of the Diocese of the West. Others, lay or clergy, are most welcome as well.
  • HOW:
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Take time, slow down, be still
Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present.

An old abbot was fond of saying, ‘The devil is always the most active on the highest feast days.

The supreme trick of Old Scratch is to have us so busy decorating, preparing food, practicing music and cleaning in preparation for the feast of Christmas that we actually miss the coming of Christ. Hurt feelings, anger, impatience, injured egos—the list of clouds that busyness creates to blind us to the birth can be long, but it is familiar to us all.

— Edward Hays

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The Earth is the Lord's

The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Sat 24 2019 - 02:08 AM
  • The Sword of Jesus
    Reference: Luke 12:49-56 The struggles over whether or not Biblical authority is determinative for current Christian belief or is only advisory has resulted in splits across many denominations. The cry of “schism” has been raised, accusing many who have left a denomination of dividing Christianity, “leaving the Church.” Yet splits and divisions are hardly new. […]
  • The Sin of Anxiety
    Reference: Luke 12:27-40 Cielo Vista shopping mall in El Paso is well known to me, a place I have been a dozen times, a friendly, cheerful and safe locale to take care of my shopping needs. To see it on the national news as a place of horror and tragedy is deeply disturbing, as I […]
  • Orientation: Life After Death Right Now
    Reference: Colossians 3:1-17 Orientation literally means to face east. In liturgical churches, the altar always faces east (even when it doesn’t: “liturgical east” is a mystical concept defining “east” as wherever the altar is facing, but ideally, this is also geographical east). For the Christian, orientation is, as St. Paul puts it, to “set your […]
  • To Stay the Course
    Reference: Colossians 2:6-15 It is hard to know which is worst: the stereotype of Christians held by many of our “secular” neighbors, or the self-appointed spokespersons for the Christians. St. Paul would have understood. The Roman Empire in which he lived resembled our modern scene, perhaps more than any other time before or since. In […]
  • Every Creature Under Heaven
    Colossians 1:21-27 Body and soul. The way in which the relationship between the spiritual and physical aspects of mankind has been perceived over the centuries creates something of a tangle. Western thought tends to see these two entities as separate, or in the case of materialists, as body without soul. To the latter, soul describes […]
  • Having Jesus As My Neighbor
    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
  • The Patriotic Word
    PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to find out if people have found the new address for this blog. Could you help me by letting me know you have seen this? Just two or three words will suffice: “Found new address” or something similar. You can leave the comment on the site or send it to […]
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