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Dedicated to the Co-Founders of OPHI Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative: Sabina Alkire & John Hammock (En español haga clic aquí: LAS CANCIONES DE sOPHIa) THE SONGS OF sOPHIa Wisdom Sophia, wisdom, she comes to us * And gently holds our hands. With your hands * Count and number things, Shake hands to make friends, […]

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The Dove

I fly and land where needed, Where Justice finds her heart hurting, And we hold the gods accountable, Opening eyes to her love, To the love of her, God.   A Prayer of Oblation (c)  Jamie Coats 24th July 2017    

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Lit Faithfulness

It’s simpler Than you think No mountains To climb No epiphanies To have No words To preach Just buy a box of Matches It does not matter Who you meet Or what they Believe Each has a candle of Cherished dreams Invite everyone Out of the rain Out of the wind Out of the sun […]

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Egg of Light

In the egg of light vision to infinity brilliant white enveloping my entity. In the womb undefiled in the festival of light dances the ecstatic child the dance of the day lit night. Dance of the universe in eternity in its richness of creation multiplicity in unity, enraptured variation embracing invariability, in the crystal instant […]

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The Man in the Noon

I rode Pegasus all morn, Could have ridden all day, Instead at noon We gently come in to graze. Emma said the Lord of the Manor Will say unto you, “Work for me You’ll be fed from my dovecote Eggs and young fledglings that coo.” Emma taught me to reply, “You’ll not want me to […]

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Speech given at Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday 29th January 2015 at the FORMA Conference The Evensong of Humpty Dumpty By Jamie Coats Humpty Dumpty sat on the harbor wall. In Pigeon Cove Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty back together again! […]

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A DAILY WORD — Using the Internet to Help People Pray Everyday

Written for Trinity News, The Magazine of Trinity Wall Street, Summer 2014 Vol. 61 No.2 BY JAMIE COATS Richard Meux Benson, the founder of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE), was concerned about the pace of the Industrial Revolution and its effect on our humanity. He wrote that he was worried about what […]

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The Evensong of Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on the harbor wall. In Pigeon Cove Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty back together again! The one called Emma, the love within said: It is time for peace on the earth From heaven’s all gracious King Goodwill to all […]

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Sermon on The Transfiguration of Jesus

SERMON For Saint John’s Episcopal Church Beverly Farms, Massachusetts The Transfiguration of Jesus By Jamie Coats March 2nd, 2014 Last Sunday after Epiphany Readings: Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9, Psalm 99 Reference: Luke 9:37-43 Thank you for inviting me to your beautiful church to reflect on the Transfiguration. I bring you greetings from […]

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No Word of God

        “I am so happy,” said the Devil.  “People rarely use the word “Evil.” Or words of God so beautiful, Crafted to be so prayerful.” “That hateful wonder, the holy Liturgy, Vanishes as people talk on their own authority. Linguistic worship reduced to Sunday, They chuck it out every weekday.” “Who’s left […]

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