Father Terry’s Blog

A Community within Communities: Mardi Gras by Fr. Bill Terry+

February 9, 2017

This article was published by “Ambush Magazine” with thanks. The following was written a few years ago. I tweaked it but it still reads true in a community that is reacting to the forces of bigotry, misogyny, and homophobia.  Those forces perceived or real have gotten us down. So……. FAT FAT FAT Tuesday, corpulent fun, […]

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From the Sublime to the Poignant

April 18, 2016

Our little church is hard to describe. But, let it simply suffice to say that it is quixotic. We strive for diversity in all that we do. When diversity is birthed it looks a bit odd to some church goers. But to anyone who engages in such an oddity will, usually, come away changed, energized, […]

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Today, a day of mourning. Europe in shock.

March 22, 2016

Today during the Holy Mass a prayer was offered for the people of Belgium. Such indifferent carnage is not fathomable by any civilized state of being. No God no person no tribe or nation can rightfully claim innocence and rightness in the wholesale murder of civilians, non combatants, children or innocents. Violence is upon the […]

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Vignette III

December 15, 2015

Definition of VIGNETTE 1: a running ornament (as of vine leaves, tendrils, and grapes) put on or just before a title page or at the beginning or end of a chapter; also : a small decorative design or picture so placed The longest night is December 22nd. It is a metaphor for some. The Holidays […]

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Vignette II

November 30, 2015

Definition of VIGNETTE 1:  a running ornament (as of vine leaves, tendrils, and grapes) put on or just before a title page or at the beginning or end of a chapter; also :  a small decorative design or picture so placed What ornamentation might we imagine in our lives? If our lives are indeed the […]

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Vignette I

November 4, 2015

Definition of VIGNETTE 1:  a running ornament (as of vine leaves, tendrils, and grapes) put on or just before a title page or at the beginning or end of a chapter; also :  a small decorative design or picture so placed What ornamentation might we imagine in our lives? If our lives are indeed the […]

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The Wisdom of Jerome

August 6, 2015

The Wisdom of Jerome Revisited by The Rev. Bill Terry, St. Anna’s Episcopal Church There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear There’s a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound Everybody look what’s going down Buffalo Springfield […]

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The Perversion of Hatred

June 23, 2015

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King The limestone rocks pushed out among the scrub brush and wind worn oaks that are strewn about the Hill Country in Texas and we drove on. The destination was Wimberley near […]

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Katrina Remembered: Anna in Exile 9-29-2005

June 22, 2015

Sent out via e-mail… Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 11:58 AM Subject: ST.ANNA IMPORTANT PLEASE READ Dear Friends: After some serious prayer and consideration we have decided to move the date of our gathering and day of reflection and planning. We do this mindful of the time of each of you and how difficult it […]

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Just One Persons View of the Supreme Court Deliberations on Same Sex Unions.

April 29, 2015

I make no claim of being a Justice, Lawyer, or Constitutional expert. I do claim to be a priest and a common-sense registered voter. I will also say that my undergraduate degree is in Political Science (footnote: I was not a very good student). I cannot imagine a scenario where even a conservative constitutional court […]

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