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June 2014

In his final Chronicle as Rector of Saint Thomas Church, Fr Mead offers his gratitude to the parish and discusses his upcoming retirement. This Chronicle also includes the text of Fr Mead's remarks from the May 30, 2014 centennial event.

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Lent 2014

As the Rector's retirement nears, he writes about Lent, the Centennial, the new organ, sermons, and downsizing. He also includes a mini book report.

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December 2013

Fr Mead serves up a Christmas & Centennial blend, topped off with a dollop of Trollope and other good things.

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September 2013

As he begins his final choral season as Rector of Saint Thomas Church, Fr Mead looks forward to the centennial year of our beloved church building, and also shares some thoughts regarding his summer reading list.

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Lent 2013

In this Lenten Chronicle, the Rector writes about Holy Week, Fr Fletcher, Jon Meacham, Fr Austin, two new assistant organists, the Eton Choirbook, Kierkegaard, Dr Stires and Dr Noble. He does all of this before he answers, at long last, a $77,000 parish h…

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December 2012

What does Superstorm Sandy have to do with Christmas? The Rector, in his December Chronicle, gives us his answer.

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September 2012

Never have 11,545 Chantry folks, seven books, and Saint Cyprian shared space in a single publication. Never, that is, until now.

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Summer 2012

Our orbit around the sun hasn't yet taken us out of spring, but at Saint Thomas summer has arrived. Commencement has commenced, Leaving Sunday has left, and the choristers are long gone. (They've not only left the building, they've left the country!) All…

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March 2012

What do Lent, Bishop Gillies, Easter, heaven, Japanese netsuke, a high-wire artist, nuclear warheads, Henry VIII, Gerre Hancock, a dozen funerals and the organ fund all have in common? They are all on the Rector's tireless mind. Read his mind here.

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December 2011

This Advent, the Rector writes about Messiah concerts Past (a good review was won); Bishops Present and Future (that our Diocese may be one); the EMC 2012 (a canvass that was, is and is to come); and how his own numbers add up (and why he still is having …

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