Father Terry’s Blog


June 13, 2013

FROM WIKIPEDIA: “The UpStairs Lounge arson attack occurred in 1973 at a gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States, and resulted in the deaths of 32 people due to direct immolation or inhalation of fumes. It was started with Ronsonol lighter fluid on the steps near the entrance. […]

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Mother’s Day Shooting. It’s a violation. But is there Redemption?

May 20, 2013

It’s a violation, we are all impacted, we are all feeling a sense of betrayal. The Mayor has little to add to the conversation, what can he say really? Another protest march against violence, what it will accomplish really? Tamar Jackson was interviewed on TV the day of the shooting spree. She expressed what many […]

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The Peace that passes all understanding.

May 6, 2013

The priest, in this case me, stand before the congregation at the end of worship to offer a blessing. By then many of the congregation are already checking out. You can almost see the cartoon bubbles popping up over their heads: “Where to have lunch?” “The choir was good today.” “What kind of socks are […]

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A Community within Communities: The Dodwell House Extravaganza 2013 – Faces of a Vision

April 8, 2013

This is the story about a man who over the years has known greatness and brokenness; healing and revealing his passions. Some of you may have seen him around our community some maybe not.

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On Guns: A Reflection by Fr. Terry

January 24, 2013

I was raised in a “gentleman’s hunting” family. I likely killed more clay pigeons than I did animals, but I did kill animals and trapped them in the marshes that are now subdivisions in Mississippi and did the manly hunting camp thing for wood ducks etc. Whenever I shot an animal sometimes my response was […]

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“…and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.”

November 15, 2012

I would think that after years as a Pastor at St. Anna’s and after years of working with so many people and doing so many wonderful things to fulfill our Lord’s directions that we might be know as something other than “The Murder Board Church.” As we approach the Season of Advent we are asked […]

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A Community within Communities: Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

November 9, 2012

By The Rev. Bill Terry, Rector St. Anna’s Episcopal Church Gobble gobble gobble! Turkey Day! The myth of Thanksgiving with Native Americans and Puritans at table together all in perfect harmony; well that didn’t seem to work out too well in the long run, did it? The myth of a just and loving society is […]

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One Million Bones

October 2, 2012

    A Community within Communities: 1,000 Bones By The Rev. Bill Terry, Rector St. Anna’s Episcopal Church Bones, the last remains of life once lived. Bones, the vestiges of existence that carried the frames of men, women, and children and within those frameworks were housed tears, joy, hope, despair, the full range of humanness. […]

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ONE MILLION BONES: Genocide and Urban Violence wherever we find it.

September 12, 2012

A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITH ST. ANNA’S CHURCH & Congregations and Artist in New Orleans and beyond  Dear Pastor and Rabbi: As the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls fast approaches St. Anna’s Church in collaboration with The New Orleans Chapter of 1,000,000 Bones, Scrub Brush Productions, Freret Neighborhood Center, and several New Orleans Public […]

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Meyers-Haase e-mail sent to supporters.

September 3, 2012

Dear Friends: I wanted to give you an update on the unit post Isaac. Your Mobile Medical Unit is parked at St. Anna’s and sustained virtually no damage. Having just gotten power back this Sunday we expect to be rolling later in the week. HOWEVER, that said there is some help, if you are so […]

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