Fr. Doran Stambaugh

Christ the King

This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King.

Americans do not have a lot of experience with kings. This could put us at a disadvantage when we are trying to consider, embrace, and celebrate Christ as King.

Authority – …

Giving the Present to God

My brother has a clock on his wall that I have always appreciated. All the numbers have toppled down into a jumbled pile at the bottom. Across the face in large letters it says simply, “WHATEVER.”

If you have been …

Stewardship – A Spiritual Discipline

The theme of this year’s stewardship campaign is to Realize Stewardship Via Pledge. A pledge is a commitment, a promise, a way of “realizing” (making real) our spiritual discipline of stewardship.

There is a plainly practical …

The Altar of God

Worship is personal. One person’s worship of God can aide or inspire another’s, but it cannot take it’s place. In the end, our calling to worship the Lord God is ours alone to fulfill. It is God’s providence that the …

Holy Week: Dying to Live with Our Lord

Each week, after we receive communion, we give thanks to Almighty God for assuring us “that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son” (BCP 339).  This phrase reflects a fundamental belief of the Catholic faith.  …