Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 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

Monday, January 15, 2007

Interesting stuff found on the 'net about St. John's

I have a 'google' alert set up so that I get a daily email if google finds anything on the net with St. John's, Detroit in it. This popped up many mentions of the Church with the Tiger Playoffs/World Series last Fall.

Recently it returned two items off of Google Books.
One was from a series of lectures given at the University of Michigan, endowed by our founder Governor Baldwin (it was called the Baldwin Lectures), and included a lecture by the then rector of St. John's, Fr. Woodcock. It can be found by clicking here

The other was a published sermon, given during the Civil War, by our first rector, Fr. (later Bp. of Wisconsin) William Armitage, called Unselfish Patriotism.