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Concerning the “Virtuous Pagan”

Every year The Living Church's student essay contest draws several excellent submissions. The first-place essay will be published in the October issue of The Living Church magazine, but several other essays wer... Read More...

On the Assumption (From the Archives)

Today is the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. (Or, depending on one's tradition and calendar, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or the Feast of the Dorm... Read More...

Meditations on the Transfiguration

By Jonathan Turtle The Transfiguration of Our Lord is one of my favorite days in the Church calendar. Five years ago, when I arrived in my present cure, the very first Sunday was August 6, 2017. Since then I... Read More...

Communion, Conflict, and our Common Home

By Anthony Clavier I was baptized in St. Thomas’s Church, Worsbough Dale, which rests on the side of a hill, a few feet from the border of the dioceses of Sheffield and Wakefield. (Alas, the Diocese of Wakef... Read More...

Every Idol Demands Human Sacrifice

By Clint Wilson These past few years of American cultural life have provided the preconditions for what could become what the Romans called a bellum romanum, an all-out war waged by one side toward those con... Read More...

What Makes Us Beautiful

By Chip Prehn I offer a beautiful thing to Covenant readers today. It is a poem by Wendell Berry. The yellow-throated warbler, the highest remotest voice of this place, sings in the tops of the tallest syc... Read More...