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It is incredibly difficult for the disciples to believe that the man they saw crucified is indeed the resurrected Lord. The witness of the Emmaus narrative is simply that we can trust that the resurrection took place. We see how slowly the disciples came to believe. Eventually, they come to see that, if God had power over Jesus’ life and death, then God is in Christ, reconciling the world to himself. That has been the witness of the Church through the ages, testified to by the blood of the martyrs not just yesterday but profoundly today. That’s the joy of Easter. I am blessed to live in a community of witness, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, where numbers of men and women sacrifice much to our resurrected Lord. They testify to his resurrection and the witness continues today. Christ is risen. Christ is risen, indeed. The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. Nineteenth Dean & President of Nashotah House Theological Seminary Before his retirement from Nashotah House in 2014, Dean Salmon spent many years in ministry serving a variety of local parishes including St. Andrews in Rogers, AR; St. Paul’s in Fayetteville, AR; and The Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, MO. Following this ministry Dean Salmon was elected Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina in 1989 and served the Diocese until February 2008. More recently, Bishop Salmon served as Rector to the Parishes of All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Christ Episcopal Church in Accokeek, Maryland. Bishop Salmon continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board for The Anglican Digest and has previously served on the Sewanee Board of Trustees, University of the South’s Board of Regents, and as member and president of the board for Kanuga Conferences in Hendersonville, North Carolina. nashotah house theological seminary |


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Lenten meditations 2015  

Lenten meditations 2015