Author: Father Frank

Farewell Letter

Dear Fisher Folks, This will be my final submission to The Fisherman. It is hard to believe that I have been with you for almost one year. And it has been an enjoyable time for me. Together we have accomplished a lot over these past 11 months. St. James the Fisherman is a wonderful place […]

Independence Day and the Episcopal Church

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who […]

Ordinary Time Can Be Extraordinary!

Ordinary Time is a season of the Christian liturgical calendar. The English name is intended to translate the Latin term Tempus per annum (literally, “time through the year”). Ordinary Time comprises the two periods — one following Epiphany, the other following Pentecost — which do not fall under the “strong seasons” of Advent, Christmas, Lent, […]

Father Frank’s Easter Message

Easter is a celebration of our Lord’s resurrection from the dead, and it is the ultimate exercise in dealing with paradoxes. The resurrection from the dead is the ultimate paradox! THE TOMB IS EMPTY! A former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church said, “Heresy is the inability to believe paradox.” This was certainly true in […]