29 September 2007

Since I'm a "Daughter of the King" does that make me a Princess?

sheer white ribbon with silver Daughters of the King cross laying on blue denim background - writing on cross says in Latin, ''Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine,'' the watchword of the Order, meaning ''With heart, mind and spirit uphold and bear the cross.''  At the base of the cross are the letters ''FHS,'' initials that stand for the Motto of the Order:
I took this photo yesterday with my brand new Kodak EasyShare C340 ;-)

Back in late August, I and another lady from my parish were admitted to The Order of the Daughters of the King. No, that doesn't make us nuns, as The Order of the Daughters of the King's website says:
Who We Are

The Daughters of the King is a lay Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, or churches in communion with it, or churches who are in the Historic Episcopate. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.
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Some info about the design of the cross from The Order of the Daughters of the King:
About The Cross

The emblem of the Order is in the form of a modified Greek Fleury cross inscribed in Latin, Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine, the watchword of the Order, meaning "With heart, mind and spirit uphold and bear the cross." At the base of the cross are the letters "FHS," initials that stand for the Motto of the Order: "For His Sake..."

The emblem, never wavering from the original design, has been trademarked for the exclusive use of the Order. The cross is worn at all times. It is customarily worn on the left side over the heart or it may be worn on a silver chain around the neck, but it is never to be worn simply as an ornament. Only a member in good standing may wear the cross of the Order, which remains the property of the Order. When a Daughter dies, her cross may be buried with her or incorporated into her memorial; otherwise, it must be returned to the National Office.
Since metals, even gold, irritates my sensitive skin I wear mine on a simple ribbon and I plan on being buried with it (no cremation for me!) Oh and the crosses are made by James Avery.

For more information on The Order of the Daughters of the King click the title of this blog post or surf on over to www.dok-national.org.

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28 September 2007

Bishops and Various Other Things of Greater Interest Than Church Politics

Bishops blogging about the recent TEC House of Bishops meeting in New Orleans, listed in geographical order in distance from my parish.
  • +James

  • +Gary

  • +David

  • If you know of any others, please leave links in comments. Of the above I got the first two links via e-mail and I read +David's blog religiously. ;-)

A lot of us in the pews are to the point that we'd much rather talk about things other than Church politics. So on that point let us proceed on to "Various Other Things of Greater Interest Than Church Politics" listed in no particular order.
The Sterling Room for Writers at Multnomah County Central Library, Portland, Oregon
This photo was taken in The Sterling Room for Writers at Multnomah County Central Library in Portland, Oregon. (I got a new camera today, so expect more recent photos in the near future.) Notice that my photo shows the same corner of the room as the Library's web page, which shows that that corner is the most interesting one. :-)

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22 September 2007

CNN - Witnesses:  Monks protest near Suu Kyi house

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar police let about 500 protesting Buddhist monks through a roadblock to march past the home where opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is under house arrest, and the Nobel laureate came to her gate to greet them looking "fit and well," witnesses said.

The unexpected visit briefly joined Myanmar's best-known advocate of democratic reform with the highly respected monks whose five straight days of protests this month have jolted the country's military junta.

It was not immediately clear if there was any broader significance to the visit, but coordination between the two movements, which have been operating separately, could pose a new threat to the regime.

Thousands of monks held anti-government protest marches around Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, where the Nobel Peace Prize winner is under house arrest. Thousands more monks and other citizens marched in other cities in the tightly controlled country. Read the rest.

Could this be the beginning of the end of the oppressive military junta in Burma? One can only pray that it is so.

Added Friday, 28 September 2007:  Associated Press article - Satellite images may show Myanmar abuses which I found via Yahoo! News

Added Saturday, 29 September 2007:  Blog Post - Hope for Myanmar which I found via Blogger Play

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16 September 2007

Da Blues

One of the things I miss about no longer living in Portland is the Waterfront Blues Festival. Google Maps nicely enough chose to use a Fourth of July weekend shot of the southern end of Waterfront Park. I just happened across this the other day and know I hear via OregonLive.com that the Oregon Food Bank is in need of donations.
OregonLive.com's Lynne Terry ends the article by saying:  To help, donate money online through the food bank site here. Food industry executives can call Mike Moran, the organization's food resource manager, 503-282-0555, Ext. 209.
Portland's Fourth of July Waterfront Blues Festival benefiting the Oregon Food Bank

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Update on 23 Sept 08: Google updated their photos, so the Blues Festival no longer shows. Bummer!

10 September 2007

New York Times - 2 Good Recent Articles

Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries
Published: September 10, 2007

Chaplains in federal prisons have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials.


Boys Cast Out by Polygamists Find Help
Published: September 9, 2007

Over the last six years, hundreds of teenage boys have been forced out of a polygamous settlement on the Arizona-Utah border.

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Other Bloggers:  The ironic purge of prison religious readings on sentencing.typepad.com & Pop Culture on Applied Media Criticism

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04 September 2007

Iago from Othello

Act III, Scene iii, Lines 167-182
William Shakespeare [1566-1616]
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing:
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name,
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.
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