Bishop John Shelby Spong ~ June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021
Bishop Spong provided a much needed place for those of us who did not connect with traditional theology. We love you Bishop Spong. You will be missed! Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s, Morristown, NJ and at St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA. Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available

Let Us Overcome

An Easter Litany

The celebration of Easter is the acknowledgement of the power of the divine spirit working through us to transform the most negative of situations.  Let us commit ourselves to overcoming hate with love.


When surrounded by anxiety

All: Let us overcome fear with compassion


When surrounded by ignorance and disinformation

All: Let us overcome lies with truth


When surrounded by people who have little control over their own lives

All: Let us overcome oppression with freedom


When surrounded by people who are treated badly

All: Let us overcome injustice with fairness


When surrounded by war and violent conflicts

All: Let us overcome violence with non-violence


When surrounded by negativity and cynicism

All: Let us overcome pessimism with hope


When surrounded by unresolved guilt because of things done in the past

All: Let us overcome guilt with forgiveness


When surrounded by self-centredness and materialism

All: Let us overcome selfishness with service


When surrounded by unresolved animosities

All: Let us overcome conflict with reconciliation


And on this Easter Sunday, let us overcome the grief and dissolution of Good Friday with the joyful transforming presence of the risen Lord.



Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Prayers: Invocation. Resource Types: Practice and Prayers.

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