Meditating on Mary and Mission

By Leander S. Harding I have a set of mission imperatives for the mission to modernity. They include “bringing back the Greeks,” by which I mean asking the great philosophical questions discovered by the Gr... Read More...

What Should Bishops Do?

By Leander S. Harding Not long after I was ordained some 40 years ago this June, our bishop took a leave for health reasons. After about six months he was back in office and a changed man with a winsome comb... Read More...

“Always Dress Like a Priest”

By Leander S. Harding I have just celebrated my 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. On occasion I endure good natured heckling from both clergy and laity because I almost always appear in publi... Read More...

A View from Albany

By Leander Harding Just before Holy Week we found out that our retired eighth bishop of Albany, Daniel Herzog, was resigning his orders in the Episcopal Church and transferring to the Anglican Church in Nort... Read More...

My Marian Testimony

By Leander Harding I grew up in the pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic Church. I served as an altar boy at the early morning weekday Masses which were still in Latin. When I was a 12-year-old Boy Scout I made a f... Read More...

Intramural Ecumenism

The ecumenical challenge today does not run between denominations but within denominations.

Simone Weil and the Mission to Modernity

Simone Weil is a figure who is hard to categorize, a Christian mystic who resisted being baptized, a political philosopher who wrote only one complete book, which bases a theory of political organization on the needs of the human soul.

Why Stay in The Episcopal Church

While it is yet possible to preach the gospel and administer the sacraments faithfully, I am not free to leave and give over my place as a shepherd to a wolf.