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Trinity children, youth, and adults continued their pilgrimage to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation with worship. 

The group was warmly welcomed  at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ft. Yates, North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Reservation. 

The Rev. John Floberg preached,

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It’s hard to believe the pilgrims have been back a month - our journey in the footsteps of St. Paul and the early Christians has been one of those trips that keeps taking root long after the physical travel is over, and it feels like we are still on the road in a spiritual sense.  Many pilgrims have commented on how hearing the Paul's epistles read in church on Sunday has a deeper resonance.  Read more about our continuing journey on Fr. Daniel’s blog

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Julie Gross

Ruins...with a fence. Hmmm…  And how will that help beyond the moment?

The moment must be good enough. Read more

Julie Gross

Mary's house in Ephesus, Turkey. Every one needs a "home", no matter how tiny...Read more

Julie Gross

Greece and Turkey with friends, following the footsteps of Paul...to some degree!

Seeing the layers of time, life,war and peace...and walking on the layers. Life goes on. There is promise here...Read more

A high point on the Ephesus day was coming to the agora and happening to look up at the triple vaulted triumphal arch and seeing an inscription that I had only learned about in books: "the Imperial Caesar Augustus, Son of God... Mediator [between gods and men]." All the titles Paul used for Jesus were already inscribed everywhere to the emperor, which put the new Christians immediately in the crosshairs of the State. It was exciting to view the marks of that conflict written in stone. (For a

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Janet MacMillan

One thing that's coming to me from the pilgrimage is how Paul was able to keep track of the various congregations even as he travelled.   At Corinth, the Asclepion (the temple to Asclepius the god of healing) supported makers of clay body parts used as offerings.  Some of these are on display in the museum.  Perhaps that's what Paul remembered most about Corinth - the clay body parts.  When writing his first letter to the Church at Corinth he

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Today, having lived and walked so closely together this past week, we disperse to the four winds, some staying to sink deeper into Athens, some returning to Istanbul (Constantinople) to dig more deeply into Christianity's development there, and some to return back to what is arguably the Rome of our day: New York City.

The trip ends but the journey continues, and each one of us will continue to wrestle with how the core of the Good News should be expressed in our day, as Paul wrestled

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This is a city in which Paul himself was a tourist, in transit, observing the proliferation of deities and shrines as he toured the Agora and Acropolis.  He was brought to a point in between those two - the court of appeals, the Areopagus - to explain his Christ-mystic Jewish understanding of God, who is both creator of heaven and earth, and also intensely close to each one of us (Acts 17). We are here these millennia later to see the shrines again, not to worship at them (though

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