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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Visit is coming soon - Rector's Rambling for April 26, 2015

As Eastertide rolls onward (we are now about mid-way) planning is well underway for our big celebration of The Feast of the Ascension on May 14.  It is on that 40th day of Easter that we will welcome the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, The Rt, Rev. and Rt. Hon. George Carey, to St. John’s.  The Archbishop will be preaching and celebrating the 7:30 PM service that day.
The Feast of the Ascension kicks off a wonderful weekend of activity here at St. John’s.  In addition to the Feast Day celebration, the Archbishop will be the guest of honor at a clergy luncheon the next day at noon, and the guest of honor and speaker at our Grand Banquet and Silent Auction at the Detroit Athletic Club that Friday evening.  On Sunday he will once again be with us for worship, preaching at the 10:00 AM service.
Archbishop Carey retired in 2002 as the head of the Church of England (our mother church) and leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion.   Since his retirement he was made a Life Peer in England’s House of Lords, being made the Baron of Clifton by Queen Elizabeth.
As far a we can tell, this will be the first visit of an Archbishop of Canterbury to Detroit since the late Geoffrey Fisher, the 99th Archbishop of Canterbury, visited St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1962.
We need YOUR help!  Buy your tickets ASAP for the Friday banquet, donate items for the Silent Auction, and plan on being present at both the Thursday evening service and Sunday morning service with the Archbishop.
May 14 to May 17 is shaping up to be an historic weekend at St. John’s.  Plan on being a part of it to God’s greater honor and glory.