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In this section of the website, we feature homilies and articles by St. Paul's clergy and parishioners. Some of the homilies have been recorded and are posted in MP3 format. You can listen to these homilies using a media program such as Quicktime or Windows Media Player. If you would like to write an article, please contact administrator@stpaulscary.org.

Adamik Wedding Held Nov 3 Print E-mail

adamik-elizabeth-weddingGeorge and Mary Adamik were proud parents when their daughter Elizabeth married Daniel Gallagher on November 3, 2012 at St. Paul’s. Elizabeth was 9 years old and her sister Rebecca 6, when the Adamik’s arrived in 1999. It meant so much for Elizabeth to be married at St. Paul’s, the church in which she grew up and loves so deeply. George shared how over the years he has walked down that aisle many times every Sunday, but this walk with Elizabeth was like no other and one he will never forget. And how many rectors get to walk their daughter down the aisle of a church that they were a part of designing and building with a visionary faith community. It was quite an emotional day. George, Mary, Elizabeth and Rebecca would like to share with you the happiness of this special day through the following video. Congratulations to Dan and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth & Dan's Wedding Day Video

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 November 2013 )
 
One Book on a Desert Island Print E-mail

TonyRev. Tony Wike
Homily, Nov 18, 2012

Mark 13:1-8
This morning I want to invite us to consider a hypothetical question, a question that some of us may have pondered before. The question is this: if you were stranded all alone on a desert island and could have only one book with you, what would it be? ...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 November 2012 )
 
The Widow's Mite Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, November 11, 2012

Mark 12:38-44
The widow's mite. That's a phrase that's usually used to describe this Gospel reading that we just heard. I'd like to talk a bit about this Gospel reading, actually share with you two observations...

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Life out of Death Print E-mail

sally_harboldRev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold
Homily, November 4, 2012

The story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead is one of, if not the, most remarkable miracles of Jesus' life before facing the cross. We can't answer the question of why Jesus stepped way out there on this one...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 November 2012 )
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Eucharistic Prayer from St. Francis by the Sea Print E-mail

st-francis-by-the-sea-sunset-250We can’t all live there, but most of us enjoy our beautiful NC coast, and many of our parishioners savor fond memories of Men’s or Women’s Beach Week on Bogue Banks. St. Francis by the Sea in Salter Path (just up the road from “Beach Week Headquarters”) is fortunate to have as a parishioner Peter Makuck, a Pulitzer-nominated poet and author (Google for more info), as well as an inspiring music program led by Linda Laughton (who many St. Paul’s Choir members have met during the August Music Retreat at Trinity Center).

Everett Thomas, Rector of St. Francis, asked Peter to write a Eucharistic Prayer for use at St. Francis, which would tie in the island home of St. Francis with God’s Grace. When it was completed Bishop Daniels granted St. Francis permission to incorporate the prayer as part of the Sunday Service once a month (plus Celtic Services on Wednesdays). The prayer was put to music recently by Linda, sung by soloist / parishioner Robin Smith, and put on video using photos of Everett Thomas, Dr. and Mrs. James Piver, painting of Weston Porter.

The Prayer and music are moving, and the photos and painting help put them into focus. The words follow, and the link to the video is listed. Any of us would enjoy both; those who have spent any time there might enjoy even more.

Click here for video: http://vimeo.com/51464121

Eucharistic Prayer by Peter Makuck
Sung at Saint Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, Salter Path, North Carolina, Oct 7, 2012
Music: Linda Laughton
Soloist: Robin Smith
Painting: Weston Porter
Photographs: Dr. and Mrs. James Piver, The Rev. Everett Thomas

We thank you, holy creator, that we live surrounded by divinity
On this island where we find so many things St. Francis loved.
The endless improvisation of mockingbirds in sculpted bodies of live oaks,
The great blue heron in stilted slow motion in silhouette against jade shallows,
A kingfisher in its hover and dive, a sandpiper's frenetic blurred scurry,
Pelicans in arabesque, in long, elegant, ground effect glides.

Too often we turn our backs, dear God, on you
And exile ourselves in favor of phantoms that falsely flatter
But you do not forget us, and in your goodness and mercy readily welcome us
Welcome us back to the grace notes of your kingdom
That we might be restored and learn once again who we really are.

As Jesus was, we are called to islands of solitude
To vast stores of unused quiet to be with you,
To immensities of oceanic blue that enlarge our souls
And remind us of eternity and what passes but with promise.
When the low sun spreads its crimson oil on Bogue Sound,
And when the island ripens into darkness,
You gift us with bright constellations and infuse us with awe
Infuse us with awe at the mystery of your infinite spaces
And the heaven that awaits us
Infuse us with awe at the mystery of your infinite spaces
Infuse us with awe.

We gather in this maritime forest
under this sun shafted canopy to receive your Word
Joining with Saints and Angels in one eternal chorus
Our voices lifted to magnify you as we sing:
Link to video: http://vimeo.com/51464121

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 November 2012 )
 
Throwing Off the Cloak Print E-mail

lauren-kilbourn120Rev. Lauren Kilbourn,
Homily, October 28, 2012

Mark 10: 46-52
When I went to seminary I had the opportunity to live and work for a time in South Africa. There I met a woman named Sachi. She was someone I met in a church group; she came to the church where I worked. We met in a group that gathered together for support and for prayer...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 November 2012 )
 
You Be That Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, October 21, 2012

Mark 10:35-45
In two weeks my oldest daughter is getting married here at St. Paul's. She and her fiancee met at UNC Greensboro. The last few months and weeks have been heading toward that day. I know the next couple of weeks are going to be pretty hectic too as we prepare for this joyous time in our family...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 October 2012 )
 
What is your Neo-Monastic Calling? Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, October 14, 2012

Mark 10:17-31
This past week was the Clergy Conference for all the clergy of our diocese here in North Carolina. We gathered together for three days with our bishops. Each year there's a different topic someone presents or facilitates during the retreat. It was three days and was in Winston-Salem, where it's been the last few years...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 October 2012 )
 
God is NowHere Print E-mail

lauren-kilbourn120Rev. Lauren Kilbourn,
Homily, October 7, 2012

Job 1:1:2:1-10
On Friday night I had the opportunity to attend Green Hope High School's homecoming game. What stood out to me while I was at that game was not necessarily the football; they didn't do so hot in that, but it was the band. I was going to insert here a little, "Don't worry Green Hope football fans; I am a Duke football fan so I understand what it means to lose..."

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 October 2012 )
 
Visioning Print E-mail

sally_harboldRev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold
Homily, September 30, 2012

I am very very fortunate to have many nieces and nephews with whom I can engage about all manner of things that are going on in their worlds and in my world. And one of the wonderful things for me about being in relationship with young people is that I get to do things I would never ever do otherwise. So a couple of years ago I found myself going to The Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 September 2012 )
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Whoever Wants to be First Must be Last Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, September 23, 2012

Mark 9:30-37
So Jesus is walking with his disciples and he has just shared with them what is to come: suffering, the cross, painting a picture where this journey is leading. It says that they are walking "on the way." Jesus seems to be always "on the way" with his disciples. They arrive at a house and Jesus turns to them and says, "What were you arguing about?"...

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Video of Neil Armstrong's memorial service: click here
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 September 2012 )
 
If You Can't Say Anything Nice... Print E-mail

lauren-kilbourn120Rev. Lauren Kilbourn,
Homily, September 16, 2012

Proverbs 1:20-33
There is something that many of you may or may not know about being a preacher at St. Paul's. That is at the 9:00 service we only normally have three of the four readings. The preacher is usually the one who gets to choose which reading will be included. Today for the 9:00 service I picked the Proverbs text to be read over the James text...

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Last Updated ( Monday, 17 September 2012 )
 
A Journey to Discover One's True Self Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, September 9, 2012

Mark 7:24-37
I really think that Jesus came to an understanding of who he was as he lived ever more deeply into his life. Jesus was on a journey, just as we are all on a journey. We discover who we are in the midst of that journey. Thomas Merton uses the phrase, "The journey of life is really a journey to discover one's true self."...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 September 2012 )
 
Their Hearts are Far from Me Print E-mail

nita-byrd-120Rev. Nita Byrd, Deacon
Homily, September 2, 2012

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Last week it was a joyous occasion to watch so many children and young people come up at the 9:00 and 10:45 services to have their backpacks blessed and get ready to go off to school.  As I watched this I thought, "If I could only stick one book in everyone's backpack..."

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 September 2012 )
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Does This Offend You? Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, August 26, 2012

John 6:59-69
I'm a huge fan of mob movies: Godfather, Goodfellas, Sopranos. I just find there are so many levels to those movies. You may say, "George, are those the kind of movies a priest is supposed to like?" But then you may say, "That's alright, he's from New York."...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 September 2012 )
 
I am the Living Bread Print E-mail

candy08Rev. Candace Snively, Deacon
Homily, Aug 19, 2012

John 6:51-58
If you heard Lauren's homily last week, you know how she spoke of the recurring theme of bread that keeps popping up in our Gospels of late. I must admit I have had this overwhelming desire to stand up here and simply say "ditto" to all she said last week and then sit down...

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Last Updated ( Monday, 20 August 2012 )
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Bread Print E-mail

lauren-kilbourn120Rev. Lauren Kilbourn,
Homily, August 12, 2012

I don't know how many of you have been paying attention to the lectionary readings every Sunday over the past couple of weeks, but you might have noticed that in our Gospels we are reading a lot about bread...

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Last Updated ( Friday, 17 August 2012 )
 
Should Jesus be a Religion? Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, Aug 5, 2012

It has been said that one of the mistakes that the early Christians made was that of turning Jesus into a religion. Religion can mean a lot of different things in our lives. If I were to ask you, "What does that word religion mean?" there could be lots of descriptions...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 August 2012 )
 
Is Your Faith Working for You Lately? Print E-mail

sally_harboldRev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold
Homily, July 29, 2012

2 Samuel 11:1-15
Is your faith working for you lately? I mean is it strong? Is it holding up nicely, carrying you through when something unexpected or unwanted happens? Is your faith helping you to understand that everything in life is not that easy?...

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 August 2012 )
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Our Hearts are Restless until they Rest in God Print E-mail

lauren-kilbourn120Rev. Lauren Kilbourn,
Homily, July 22, 2012

A few weeks ago at General Convention Bishop Curry gave a sermon in morning worship. Upon hearing it gave me a big smile and caused me to shout, "Amen" to my computer screen when I was listening to it. (Click here for Bishop Curry's sermon)....

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 July 2012 )
 
God's Inclusiveness Print E-mail

nita-byrd-120Rev. Nita Byrd, Deacon
Homily, Jul 15, 2012

2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19
Today our reading from the Old Testament has a vivid description of a celebration as David and all of Israel come into Jerusalem with the ark of the covenant. Now as you may know, the ark of the covenant was believed to be the throne or the seat of God...

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Last Updated ( Monday, 16 July 2012 )
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Failure Print E-mail

candy08Rev. Candace Snively, Deacon
Homily, Jul 8, 2012

Mark 6:1-13
Failure is a word that strikes fear in the heart of everybody. Our society has become so success oriented that we have very little tolerance for failure. How many times have we heard, "Failure is not an option?" ...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 July 2012 )
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Preview of General Convention 2012 Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, Jul 1, 2012

This Thursday the General Convention of the Episcopal Church begins. I would like to talk about the General Convention that's coming up. Over the years I've been here at St. Paul's this is the fifth General Convention that's happened and I've been told that giving a preview has been helpful...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 July 2012 )
 
Why Are You Afraid? Print E-mail

sally_harboldRev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold
Homily, June 24, 2012

From our gospel lesson (Mark 4:35-41), the disciples were with Jesus and a storm arose. he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Be still." And he said to them, "Why are you afraid when I'm with you?"...

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 June 2012 )
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God Appears on Our Hearts Print E-mail

lauren-kilbourn120Rev. Lauren Kilbourn,
Homily, June 17, 2012

While today in the church we celebrate the third Sunday in Pantecost and while today is also the day after a wonderful ordination day yesterday, I would be remiss if I didn't also acknowledge that it is also a secular holiday as well...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 June 2012 )
 
Nita Byrd Ordained Deacon Print E-mail

nita-byrd-150Nita Byrd, a parishioner at St. Paul's, was ordained a transitional deacon on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh.  

Nita then joined us at St. Paul's on Sunday, Jun 17 as deacon at our Sunday liturgy.

Click here for the notice on the diocesan website.


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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 June 2012 )
 
Where Are You? Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, Jun 10, 2012

God is such a patient God who relates to us, such an impatient humanity. I want to share a couple of thoughts on that this morning. As you know, on Sundays we read from scripture. These readings are not readings that clergy get together with and pick out, "Let's have these readings this Sunday..."

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Last Updated ( Monday, 11 June 2012 )
 
Robert C. Wright Elected Bishop of Atlanta Print E-mail

Atlanta diocese elects Robert C. Wright to be 10th bishop. The Rev. George Adamik, Rector of St. Paul’s, was one of six nominees for this position. George had this comment by email: "This has been quite a journey. Learned a lot. Rob Wright is a good man and will be a fine bishop for Atlanta."

This is from Sally Harbold's homily of 6/3/2012: "I expect that you will all join me in my sense of relief that our rector George is staying right here, with us. And I hope that you will also join me in congratulating George for his hard work, his faithfulness, and his incredible willingness to be put forth for the office of Bishop. (We are so proud of you George.)"

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 June 2012 )
 
Trinity Sunday 2012 Print E-mail

sally_harboldRev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold
Homily, June 3, 2012

In Episcopal and Anglican churches all over the world this day is celebrated as Trinity Sunday; the feast of the Holy Trinity. But in about 100 churches in the United States today is the feast of knowing the results of the election of the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta...

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 February 2013 )
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Remember Print E-mail

lauren-kilbourn120Rev. Lauren Kilbourn,
Homily, May 27, 2012

Today we remember those who gave their lives for this country. In May of 1865 nearly 10,000 people, mostly freed slaves, gathered in Charleston, South Carolina to honor Union soldiers who fought for liberation...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 June 2012 )
 
Bishop Gregg, Confirmation Sunday, May 2012 Print E-mail

bishopwilliamogregg80x120Rt. Rev. William O. Gregg
Homily, May 20, 2012

We're here today to do a particularly Anglican kind of thing. That is to confirm and receive people into this part of Christ's body. The reception prayer is "We receive you into the fellowship of this communion." And in either case, what we do is grounded in confirming our baptismal covenant...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 May 2012 )
 
Youth Sunday, May 13, 2012 Print E-mail

St. Paul's Youth,
Homily, May 13, 2012

2000 some-odd years ago a man walked the earth and taught people as he moved along. This single man eventually gained over 2.2 billion followers over the course of history. In 2004 a college sophomore and his roommates created a social networking site on the internet...

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 May 2012 )
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Learn to Love Each Other Print E-mail

george_adamikRev. George Adamik
Homily, May 6, 2012

I want to share a story with you of the abbot of a monastery, a Trappist monastery called the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. The monk there, the abbot of the monastery was asked about the meaning and significance of the monastic life in the monastery...

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 May 2012 )
 
Memorial Service for Phil Albro, May 6, 2012 Print E-mail

phil-albro-nando-60A memorial service was held for Phillip W. Albro on Sunday, May 6 at St. Paul's Church. Phil passed away early on the morning of May 3, 2012. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, www.lung.org.

Obituary in News and Observer 5-4-2012 

Read "Interview with Phil Albro"

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 )
 
Memorial Service for Bob Young, May 5, 2012 Print E-mail

bob-young50A memorial service was held for Robert R. Young on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at St. Paul's Church. Bob passed away on Tuesday, May 1.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Church.

Obituary in News and Observer 5-4-2012

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Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 )
 
Note from Bob Young Print E-mail

The following is a note from Bob Young, a long-time member of St. Paul's. He asked to have the note posted on St. Paul's website. Bob passed away on May 1, 2012, shortly after composing the note.

“I wish to thank the members of St. Paul’s for their visits and prayers during the past few months of my hospital stay. I am currently home again and feeling pretty good, but I still have to have round the clock care. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.”

     Bob Young

One of Bob's many contributions to St. Paul's: On Feb 8, 2009, The Rev. George Adamik presents Bob Young a watercolor of the Memorial Garden on behalf of St. Paul's for Bob’s long-term, loving stewardship of the Memorial Garden. Read more.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 May 2012 )
 
The Cornerstone Print E-mail

sally_harboldRev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold
Homily, Apr 29, 2012

I am holding up for you the two books that we turn to the most in this community of faith along the journey: The Holy Bible and The Book of Common Prayer. Each of these books has lots of language and imagery that in some ways are not very familiar to us...

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 29 April 2012 )
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Ordination of Jennifer Durant Print E-mail

sally_harboldRev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold,
Homily at the Ordination of
Jennifer Ronan Durant,
Saturday, Apr 14, 2012

Thank you to David and to the people of Church of Our Savior for preparing this wonderful celebration for us. Thank you to Bishop Curry for coming here to close the circle and inaugurate this new beginning for Jennifer on this day....

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Last Updated ( Friday, 27 April 2012 )
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You Are Sent Print E-mail

lauren-kilbourn120Rev. Lauren Kilbourn,
Homily, Apr 15, 2012

A few years back I was working for a church as their youth director. Because the church was much smaller than St. Paul's, my job was mainly to supervise the students on Sunday night and to provide pastoral care when it was needed...

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Last Updated ( Monday, 16 April 2012 )
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Jennifer Durant Ordained to Priesthood, Apr 14, 2012 Print E-mail

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Set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a brilliant Saturday of Easter Week, the Episcopal Church welcomed its newest priest with the ordination of Jennifer Ronan Durant to the Sacred Order of Priests.  Presided over by the Right Reverend Michael Curry, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, this milestone event capped a nearly decade-long journey that took Jennifer and the entire Durant family from Massachusetts to  North Carolina  and two stops in Virginia, as Jennifer answered a call by God and his Church to the priesthood.

Jennifer, Matt, Chris and Kate Durant belonged to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary between 2004 and 2008. During that time Jennifer served a number of St. Paul’s ministries as she discerned her call to the priesthood. Following a late 2005 recommendation by a St. Paul’s Parish Discernment Committee charged with that task, Bishop Curry accepted Jennifer as an Aspirant to the North Carolina Diocesan Ordination Process. She served a 6-month internship at Grace Episcopal Mission in Clayton, while taking preliminary classes at Campbell University Divinity School and completing a year-long Clinical Pastoral Education program at Rex Hospital.

In Summer 2008, the entire Durant family relocated to Alexandria, Virginia, so that Jennifer could pursue a Masters of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary. Midway through her studies, Jennifer joined other seminarians on a 3-week sojourn to Jerusalem to further study and soak up that sacred region. Following VTS graduation in May, 2011, Jennifer was ordained as a Transitional Deacon in June at Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh. She accepted a call as Assistant Rector at Church of our Saviour in East Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2011. Passing the National Episcopal Church’s General Ordination Examination in early 2012 gave way to Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests at Church of our Saviour on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Saturday’s service was nothing short of spectacular. Standing before Bishop Curry in an alb created especially for Jennifer by her gifted mother, Linda, Jennifer was surrounded by a church brimming with family, friends and fellow priests, as well as Church of our Saviour parishioners and a number of St. Paul’s parishioners. She answered each question of the Examination with an assured, spirit-filled voice.

Several members of St. Paul’s played key roles in the service, including the Reverend George Adamik as Jennifer’s sponsoring Presybter and the Reverend Dr. Sally Harbold who delivered a heartfelt homily. Sally quipped that the state of her shorn head was not because she was ill, but that she had promised Jennifer she would shave off all her hair if Jennifer was ever ordained -- and Jennifer held her to it! Paul Gregg, who had served on Jennifer’s Parish Discernment Committee, served as a lector, while Emery Anderson knocked it out of the park, accompanying the gifted COOS choirs and musicians with his trumpet on several hymns and a rousing Postlude.

The newly minted priest served as celebrant during all three services the following day with typical Jennifer aplomb and characteristic humor.

For those who attended this amazing service, and who have accompanied Jennifer on her journey over the past 8 years, it was a privilege and a blessing to share this weekend with Jennifer, Matt, Kate and Chris. The Reverend David Stoddart, Rector of Church of our Saviour, is a gifted Presbyter and an ideal complement to Jennifer. It is clear to all of us that the entire Durant family is exactly where they need to be at this time. They are thriving.
     Written by Betsy Flagg McBrayer

Read the sermon given at the ordination by the Rev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold.

Click Read more... below for photos. Click here for more pictures on SmugMug.

Read Jennifer Durant Ordained as Deacon, Jun 18, 2011.
Read Jennifer Durant Studies in Jerusalem, Jan 2010.
Read Ordination Process in the Diocese of North Carolina.

Some of Jennifer's sermons: 4-17-2011, 7-11-2010, 6-20-2010.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 May 2012 )
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