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‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord”, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 7.21

Since 1776, we in the United States aren’t big on addressing someone as “Lord,” except possibly the “landlord.”  I’m not sure if it’s historical, but when George Washington was elected the first president, there was a question as to how he should be addressed. The people were used to “your majesty,” but Washington would have none of it, instead choosing, “Mr. President.”

And yet, without really thinking about it, we say “the Lord’s Prayer.” This Sunday, we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. As a Church, the concept of “King” falls squarely on the shoulders of Jesus. We are first and foremost citizens of the Kingdom of God. How do we live out our lives as citizens? Since so many are “cultural Christians,” meaning Christian in name only, being a citizen of the Kingdom of God is not an easy task. 

Hear now the Collect for this Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well‑beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Fr. Joseph  Krasinski

Schedule for the week


Season of Pentecost 
Sunday Insert
Temporada de Pentecostés
Lecturas del Domingo

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Begin and end your weekday with online reflections. Reflections feature prayers, readings from Holy Scripture, and contemplative music and are led by clergy from National Cathedral in the morning and from Canterbury Cathedral in the evening. In addition, daily Choral Evensong song by the Canterbury Cathedral Choir is available online. Select the applicable link below for access.

Morning Prayers
Evening Prayers
Choral Evensong


Eucharistic Prayer Service

Join us at 12:10 pm every Wednesday for a Contemplative Eucharistic Service with Meditation & Healing Prayer. The service will be held in the Chapel. All are welcome to worship with us.

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Sick - In Recovery

Rev. Winnie Bolle, Domenica Brazzi, Doris Gray, Griselda Ogburn, George Pearson, Rev. James Considine, Bill Berger, Helen Ebanks, Carol Cunningham, Robert Horton, Xaiver Wilson, Dean Banks, Catherine Stahre, Ed and Carrie Jarvis

Altar Flowers

To the glory of God and thanksgiving for the Ordination Anniversary of Canon Jason Roberson

Sanctuary Candle

To the glory of God and in memory of the birth anniversary of Zaida Soto - Roberto Soto


Deacon Doris Ingraham

Stephen Ozemhoya II

Alberto Diaz

Julier Garcia



Canon Jason Roberson - Ordination Anniversary  

In Memoriam

Rev. Anne Scuphome

November 20, 2022

Last Sunday after Pentecost

Christ the King

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Psalms 46

Colossians 1:11-20

Luke 23:33-43

Jeremiah 23:1-6

The prophet Jeremiah was no stranger to hard times. He was a pariah in his community, thanks to his unusual ways of delivering unpopular messages. He watched as the Babylonians attacked his people, carting thousands of them into exile, while he was left behind. In a society where everything was tied to the land—culture, religion, survival—this was devastating to the Israelites. But while Jeremiah foretold of the coming captivity, earning him the enmity of his own people, he also preached hope. This trauma to the Jewish people also became a story of their resilience and survival.

In this passage, Jeremiah tells his people that while they may be scattered now, a new day is coming where no one is lost, no one is separated, and all will be made right by a new king who will “execute justice and righteousness in the land.” This new king will bring safety, and fear will be driven out. In this passage, we hear the whispers of the Good Shepherd, the Prince of Peace, who will deliver his people.

  • What would justice and righteousness look like to you?
  • We are ending a period of our own exile as we enter a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. What do you think Jeremiah would say to us?
  • This passage articulates what it means to be a good leader. What else would you add to these characteristics?

Colossians 1:11-20

The Letter to the Colossians, written by Paul or perhaps one of his disciples in his name, was to a community facing a crisis. The followers of Jesus in Colossae were struggling to figure out who they were; some had come into the community teaching things that were not consistent with the way of Jesus. Paul urges them to remember who their king is and to put aside these false teachings. In this passage, he tells them that through Christ “all things hold together.” Paul also reminds his readers that God is “pleased to reconcile to himself all things,” including us, through the cross.

  • What do you think it means for God to “hold all things together”? Do you trust God to do that? Why or why not?
  • What pulls you away from Jesus? What things of this world make it hard to believe in a reconciling God?
  • Paul prays that his reader endures “everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks.” What do you need from God to meet the challenges of the world?

Luke 23:33-43

What do you think of when you picture a king? Perhaps riches. Perhaps power. Maybe majesty, strength, and beauty.

What a far cry from those traits this scene at The Skull is. Instead of being majestic, Jesus is disgraced as a criminal. Instead of strong, Jesus is weak. Instead of beautiful, Jesus is grotesque in his suffering.

This reading for Christ the King Sunday turns on its head all our images of royalty and kingship. And yet, in this very passage, we see the truth of the Kingdom, or Kin-dom of God. It is about the awesome power of love, as Jesus forgives his executioners. It’s about the strength of God’s power as shown on the cross. It’s about the beauty of repentance that we see in the criminal who asks Jesus to remember him.

Like the cross, the kin-dom of God isn’t what we expect. It’s full of beauty, love, and majesty, but maybe not in the ways we think. And it starts with a symbol of shame and disgrace, resurrected to be the instrument for the life of the world.

  • Where do you see God in surprising ways in the world?
  • What does worshipping an executed Christ tell us about who God is? What does that tell us about how we should see the world?
  • What does society worship? How is being a Christian countercultural?

Bishop Eaton's Sabbatical:

Q & A with Canon Jason Roberson

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Margaret of Scotland:

Feast Day November 16

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(c. 1045-Nov. 16, 1093). Queen of Scotland and reformer credited with removing Celtic influences in the Scottish Church. She was born in Hungary and came to England in 1057. Margaret married King Malcolm III of Scotland around 1067. They had eight children. She used her influence to bring Scotland under Roman obedience and remove what was left of Celtic Church life and practice. Margaret is remembered for her austere and ascetic life, her reformation of the Scottish Church, her founding of schools, orphanages, and hospitals, and her generosity. She was canonized in 1250. Margaret is commemorated in the Episcopal calendar of the church year on Nov. 16.

Margaret is remembered for her works of charity and mercy. She founded schools, hospitals, and orphanages. When she walked or rode out in public, crowds of poor people, orphans, and widows, flocked to her, and none left her without being comforted. And when all she had brought with her for the use of the needy had been distributed, she used to receive from her attendants and the rich who accompanied her their garments and any thing else they had with them at the time, to bestow upon the poor, so that no one might leave her in distress (except, perhaps, her courtiers).

Margaret was also portrayed as a civilizing influence on Malcolm and the Scottish court, bringing a Continental sense of manners and behavior. Margaret is said to have begun the practice of teaching and employing women to make needlework for the church. Turgot tells us that her chamber seemed to be a workshop for heavenly crafts. Always there were to be seen in it copes for the cantors, chasubles, stoles, altar-cloths, as well as other priestly vestments and church ornaments. Some were in the course of preparation, others, already finished were of admirable beauty.

Margaret is also given credit for establishing one mealtime custom which still survives in Scotland. She did not like that fact that Malcolm’s knights rushed from the table as soon as they had finished eating. In order to keep them around for the grace that she liked to say after meals as well as before, she instituted the custom of the Grace Cup, also known as St. Margaret’s Blessing. A special cup of wine was circulated after the meal. The knights, not ones to miss a chance for another drink, stayed for the cup and the final blessing. The custom of the Grace Cup survives in Scotland today, although it is more often drunk with Scotch whisky than with wine.

Margaret was venerated almost from the moment of her death. Pilgrims visited Dumferline Abbey in increasing numbers. Stories of miracles piled up. Alexander II of Scotland and his bishops petitioned Pope Innocent to canonize her. In the high-stakes politics of the 13th century, it may have been a recognition of Scotland’s geopolitical importance or a sop to a pesky king that led Innocent IV to approve the canonization, but the esteem in which Margaret was held in Scotland was very real. Later, Margaret became one of the few medieval saints honored in the names of Anglican and Episcopal churches. She clearly fit the needs of the church in the 19th century. She was an Anglo-Saxon saint, she was royal, and she embodied the practical virtues embraced by the Victorian church. A further attraction may have been that she was part of a romantic Scottish/Celtic past popularized by the novels of Sir Walter Scott and the patronage of Queen Victoria. It’s not coincidental that 19th century images of Margaret show her as a decidedly Celtic queen, with long braids and a rustic crown.


O God, you called your servant Margaret to an earthly throne that she might advance your heavenly kingdom, and gave her zeal for your Church and love for your people: Mercifully grant that we also may be fruitful in good works, and attain to the glorious crown of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Happy Birthday Deacon Doris!


These are difficult times and many struggle to make ends meet. When you come on Sundays, please consider bringing one or more items of canned or boxed food.  Items to consider include canned goods, peanut butter, packaged cereals, paper products, dish and laundry soaps, boxed dinners, toiletry items, and feminine hygiene products. Remember that we can not accept expired food or items that need refrigeration.


Gift Card Ministry 

The LGBT ministry has organized an on-going Gift Card collection drive to aid in the purchase of perishable food items for food pantry recipients. Our Sacristan - Roberto Soto - personally distributes these cards on a weekly basis. To continue to help this cause or if you or someone you know could benefit from this ministry, please contact Roberto Soto at:


Trinity Cathedral, c/o Roberto Soto

464 N.E. 16th Street, Miami, FL 33132

(787) 586-8262 or via email probosoto@hotmail.com


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Weekly Bulletin Insert:

Christ the King Sunday

 November 20, 2022

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Today, many parishes within The Episcopal Church celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. This feast day falls on the last Sunday of the liturgical year, the Sunday before the beginning of Advent. The feast is a relative newcomer to the liturgical calendar; it was first instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925, when he wrote the encyclical Quas Primas. Here, he lays out the different understandings of kingship that Jesus Christ possesses.

Pius XI also explains how Christians ought to live as a result of Christ’s kingship: “He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God.” By the 1970s, the Feast of Christ the King had been more or less institutionalized throughout many Christian denominations and was fixed as occurring the last Sunday before Advent.

The lessons for this day support the understanding of Christ as sovereign. Jeremiah writes, “The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.” The Song of Zechariah bridges the seasons beautifully as we hear the prophecy foretelling the ministry of St. John the Baptist, from whom we’ll hear more very shortly. The Letter to the Colossians explains, “[The Father] has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” It is only in the Gospel reading that we see the most difficult aspect of Jesus’ kingship: “The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, ‘If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!’ There was also an inscription over him, ‘This is the King of the Jews.’” We remember that Jesus’ kingship is not distant and remote in some capital city thousands of miles away. His kingship is not detached nor aloof. No, he reigns for now in the very hearts of the faithful, freeing us and bringing us together under his most gracious rule.

Collect for the Feast of Christ the King

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Lay Readers needed!


During worship, lectors assist in being the transmitters of God’s Word, reading the Old Testament and New Testament lessons in the context of our liturgy. When we take our place at the lectern and open the Bible to read, we are no less actors – storytellers of God’s Story. We strive to re-create, through their lines written thousands of years ago, to bring the Word of God alive to our world in the 21st century. At Trinity, lectors also serve as Intercessors, leading the congregation in the Prayers of the People.

Trinity is also looking for those interested in serving as a greeter / usher. A smiling face and warm welcome are all you need. If you feel called to either or both of these ministries, please contact the office at office@trinitymiami.org or Thomas Porto at thomas44a@gmail.com.

In the News

House of Deputies elects Rachel Taber-Hamilton vice president

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The House of Deputies on July 10 elected the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton as its vice president. She is the first ordained woman, and only the third woman, to serve in this capacity since the role of deputies’ vice president was created in 1964.

Taber-Hamilton, who is Shackan First Nation, joins President-Elect Julia Ayala Harris, a Latina lay woman from the Diocese of Oklahoma, will be the first people of color serving together as leaders of the House of Deputies. Their elections mark the first time two women will lead the house.

Taber-Hamilton is an Indigenous priest in the Diocese of Olympia, and she succeeds the Hon. Byron Rushing, who has served since 2012. The other candidate was the Rev. Edwin Johnson of Massachusetts.

After her election, Taber-Hamilton was joined on the platform by other Olympia deputies as she was greeted by the house with a standing ovation.

She said, “I’m looking forward with such joy and such humble gratitude to being able to be in a position to support the work of the House of Deputies, to care for all of you, and assure that every voice may be brought to bear. I also have such a deep commitment to supporting our [newly-elected] president Julia [Ayala] Harris, and the continued development of our lay ministers in the church, who I believe will be a significant aspect of our adaptive future.”

Episcopal Church, Other denominations support commission on US Native boarding schools

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A number of Catholic groups and Protestant denominations are calling for the United States to establish a truth and healing commission to reckon with the country’s history of boarding schools that separated thousands of Indigenous children from their families and cultures during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Their support comes as the Catholic Church and a number of Protestant denominations are beginning to investigate their own roles in those boarding schools, as many were sponsored or operated by religious organizations.

“We ask you to bring the U.S. government into this process by establishing a Commission to look truthfully and fully at the U.S. boarding school policy,” reads a letter signed Sept. 30 by seven different Protestant denominations, denominational agencies and Catholic groups.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, U.S. Representatives Sharice Davids and Tom Cole, reintroduced the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act earlier that day, which many observed as a National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Boarding Schools.

The commemoration, encouraged by the National Boarding School Healing Coalition and supported by several mainline Protestant denominations in the U.S., coincided with Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the Indigenous-led Orange Shirt Day.

Warren originally had introduced the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act last year with then-U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland. Haaland — now secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which oversaw the country’s boarding schools — since has launched a Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative to compile a thorough account of boarding school policy and its ongoing impact on Native Americans.

Like Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which issued its final report on its own residential school system for Indigenous children in 2015, the U.S. commission would investigate, document and acknowledge the past injustices of its boarding school policy. It also would develop recommendations for Congress to help heal the historical and intergenerational trauma passed down in Native families and communities and provide a forum for boarding school survivors to share their experiences, according to a written statement issued by Warren’s office.

In support of the commission, the letter from Catholic groups and Protestant denominations insisted that “there is so much that we don’t know and so much left to do. Given the scale of the task and the federal government’s own central role, a federal commission is needed.”

Those denominations and other groups include The Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Franciscan Action Network, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Christian Reformed Church of North America’s Office of Race Relations and the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Church and Society.

In the letter, they note the country’s boarding school policy “was morally wrong and contrary to the teachings of our own faith.”

Their research so far confirms those schools separated Indigenous children from their families and communities, often against the wishes of their parents, according to the letter.

While in the schools, children were punished for speaking their Native languages or practicing their traditional spirituality and culture. Some children were physically, sexually or emotionally abused. Some never returned home.

“Facing the sins of our past, committed in the name of Christianity, has been challenging. But it is also proving to be a tremendous blessing. Confronting the truth is a crucial first step toward laying a new foundation for just relationships moving forward,” according to the letter.

Calls for the U.S. to launch a commission similar to Canada’s have intensified since the northern country confirmed earlier this year that the remains of more than 1,000 Indigenous children are buried near former residential schools.

The U.S. is believed to have had twice as many boarding schools as Canada did.

Russians steal ancient icons from Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Enerhodar

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The Ukrainian National Resistance Center has reported that Russian invaders have looted a church belonging to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine in the occupied city of Enerhodar, taking seven Orthodox icons dating back to the late 18th to early 19th centuries.

The Russians said they had prevented an ‘illegal attempt’ to remove seven Orthodox icons that were found in a Ukrainian Orthodox church in Enerhodar. The occupiers have allegedly passed the church treasures, which belong to the religious community, to Melitopol’s State Local History Museum. The icons in question date back to the late 18th to early 19th centuries."

The National Resistance Center pointed out that transporting icons "to the museum" actually means they are being further exported to the Russian Federation.

The Russians have also been plundering Ukrainian museums. Artefacts have been stolen from museums in Crimea and Donetsk, Kherson and Luhansk oblasts, as well as Melitopol’s museums.

Remembrance in Moscow - the hope of light in the dark


Dignitaries from 37 embassies around the world attended the remembrance service at St Andrew’s in Moscow on Sunday. The congregation, including a number of ambassadors, deputy ambassadors and deputy heads of mission, heard the chaplain, Rev. Malcolm Rogers, preach on the horrors of war and the glimpses of light in the darkness. The service took place as the war in Ukraine – the biggest conflict on European soil since the Second World War – rages on into its ninth month.

Rev. Malcolm noted that conflicts not only caused suffering and death but also devastate communities, create paralysing rumours and uncertainty, and the fear of separation. And they have an impact on everyone.

‘We come to accept the unacceptable as normal,’ he said. ‘There is the growing hatred fuelled by and fuelling the lies and exaggerations. Incidents of atrocity are universalised. The deep fires of the volcano of revenge are ignited.

‘Friends become enemies,’ he went on. ‘Families are divided. We wanted good for them. Now we want evil for them. There is the growing brutalisation. We dehumanise ‘the other’, the enemy. We strip them of uniqueness, of any value or significance. We define them as non-human, so that we can do to them what we want.’

But Rev. Malcolm also pointed to signs of hope – acts of courage and selflessness.

‘’It is when things are darkest that you can begin to glimpse the things of the light. As the kingdoms of this world rage against each other, we can begin to see the signs of that other world, that other kingdom. We see glimpses of light.’

Rev. Malcolm also took the opportunity to remember and thank God for Queen Elizabeth who, he said, exemplified selfless service of country and commonwealth throughout her 70-year reign.

The annual remembrance service at St Andrew’s is usually attended by a number of Russian veterans. Speaking afterwards Revd Malcolm said, ‘It was good to remember all those who gave their lives in war, especially in the last two world wars. This is one of those events when the UK and Russia have a common shared history, our soldiers fought for the same cause, and it was wonderful to have representatives from the Russian International Foundation "Eternal Memory to Soldiers", with us.’


There was a small gathering of protestors outside the service. The group, some waving flags, were chanting anti-western slogans. Rev. Malcolm spoke to some of them after the service.


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