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Treating others as Christ

Our college missioner loves to tell her students to treat all who come to us as if they were Christ. Our experience on Sunday reminded me of that, and of Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 25. We were celebrating eucharist in the park in Harlem when a young boy decided to join us. He was unprepared [...]

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Post-Pilgrimage Reflections

The ungraspable magnitude of this past week struck me last night. On the car ride back home from the bus-stop in Maryland, my father asked me the obvious question: “How was your New York trip?” Struggling to find the words to explain to him everything we had done, or even just the bare essentials of [...]

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A New First Impression

Today is the third full day of our New York Pilgrimage and the first day that I woke up in a bed. Yesterday, we moved from Saint Mary’s church on 126th in Harlem (where we slept on the floor) to a youth hostel  on 103rd. The time has gone really quickly, and suprisingly enough I feel very at [...]

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An Encounter with “Messiah”

Before the Ecclesia service yesterday, Megan Anderson raced up a nearby rock in Marcus Garvey park, where the Eucharistic service was soon to take place. Wondering “What the heck is she doing?” I raced up the jumple of jagged stones twoard her. “Megan,” I asked when I caught up with her near the peak of [...]

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Sunday Monday

On Sunday, we in New York went to two different church worship services. The first was at St. Mark’s in the Bowery. Compared to what I’m used to, this services was informal. For example, there were no the places to kneel and there was a piano instead of an organ. However,  the priest was excellent [...]

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Familiar City, New Discoveries.

Today was our first full day of our pilgrimage and it was LONG. I feel like I walked 20 miles and I have definitely had an adventure. Our first stop today was at the Ali Fornay Center, a great organization that caters to specifically to homeless LGBT youth. These kids have come from everywhere, many [...]

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

I read the article about the chicken and rice man. This man prepares meals for the hungry every day in his own tiny kitchen. He is a true blessing for all who have come to rely on his meals. Many would go hungry without him. Mr. Munoz really demonstrates the power one person can have [...]

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Apologies for the lengthy blog entry! I read this piece a week ago and really fell in love with it. I recorded my thoughts all at once, and wanted to share them with y’all —– Ian Frazier offers an insightful glimpse into the inner workings of the Church of the Holy Apostles, a building that [...]

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Day one in NYC

Today was our first day in NYC, staying at the beautiful St. Mary’s in Harlem. We went to the Ali Forney Center, which caters specifically to GLBT homeless youth. Not suprisingly, over half of the youth on the streets are GLBT, having been violently chased from their homes. We heard horrific stories about GLBT youth [...]

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Trains, planes and surprisingly good weather

Hello all, I’m Valerie, the site director for the New York Urban Pilgrimage. Things are going well, all nine participants arrived safely, the first site visits have gone well, and that is in despite of major flight and bus delays, rainy weather and construction on the primary train line that serves our part of Manhattan. [...]

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