A Prayer for Boston City Council

I was asked by my City Councilor Matt O'Malley (a politician proficient at using social media to connect with the people he serves- and a great example for religious leaders to follow!) as a constituent to offer a prayer of invocation before the Boston City Council began their work on Wednesday October 9,2013. I asked my Facebook feed what they would…Read more A Prayer for Boston City Council


What the Living Do: A Sermon after Watertown

“What the Living Do: A Sermon after Watertown” St. James Armenian Orthodox Church, Mt Auburn St. Watertown MA Sunday April 21, 2013 Memorial of the Armenian Genocide Martyrs ”Do not be astonished at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and will come out—those who…Read more What the Living Do: A Sermon after Watertown

An Interfaith Litany to #PrayForBoston

Please feel free to use or adapt this litany for your personal or public use. I ask that you attribute it. Behold, I will bring health and healing to the city. I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.~Jeremiah 33:6 This is what we do when we don’t know what…Read more An Interfaith Litany to #PrayForBoston

Quick and Dirty: Ash Wednesday

This morning before work, I joined our pastor and another parishioner from Hope Central Church to offer the imposition of ashes at our local subway station. It is an awkward thing to stand on a street corner in Boston. I blessed two bicycles and a sick dog. Don asked for prayers for his sobriety as…Read more Quick and Dirty: Ash Wednesday

A Prayer for Israel and Gaza

God of our Ancestors, We are stuck lobbing harsh words from our safety to the land that cries out for peace.  Even the words of our prayers are carefully measured and coated with the residue of war. We respond quicker to the sound of the bomb warning than to the bells and voices calling us…Read more A Prayer for Israel and Gaza

A Prayer for Election Day

On this day, more today, we pray for our country divided and ourselves. We confess that we pick up our pens and pull our levers without naming the mothers and men who callused their hands demanding, again and again demanding, their right to vote. We confess that we add to the rancor we despise, presuming…Read more A Prayer for Election Day

A Prayer for the Pastor/Preacher/Priest at the Triduum

One of the strange things about being a pastor serving the Church at a council of churches is that I don't have responsibilities to one particular congregation as their pastor. No one invites a guest preacher in for Palm Sunday or Easter. Yet, I have lovely vantage point to observe and pray for all those…Read more A Prayer for the Pastor/Preacher/Priest at the Triduum