Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Friday, December 01, 2006

"That they all may be one as I and the Father are one"

May God grant us the unity he desires for the members of the Body of Christ!

For those who do not know, this is Benedict XVI, leader of the Western Church (Roman Catholic), which has 1 billion members. Next to him is Bartholomew I, the leader of the Eastern Orthodox Churches and her 1/2 billion members. Here is pictured The Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, representing probably 75% of those who follow Jesus!

May God bless their efforts at Unity in the Body of Christ - not an easy task due to long standing theological and authority issues, and especially difficult with the lose configuration of national churches and their several patriarchies in the east.