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This past weekend, several brothers and I had the pleasure of attending the first Convocation of Religious for the Diocese of Atlanta.  Present there were members of The Society of St. Anna the Prophet, The Order of St. Anthony the Great, Brothers of St. Gregory and Sisters of St. Gregory.  While it was a relatively small gathering, it was wonderful to see representatives of all the Episcopal religious communities present in the Diocese.  As religious communities are so few and far between, it was a comfort to see others living out the same calling as ourselves.  It was a true comfort to know that we are not alone in the Diocese in the work that we do. 

For the closing of the convocation, we chanted Evensong together, and I was given the honor of providing the homily.  The scriptures read for the service were Isaiah 65:17-25 and Matthew 18: 21-35.  As requested, I’m providing a recording of the homily here for any that may be interested.  Special thanks go to Br. Aelred, B.S.G. for his work in organizing this event!     

You can download the homily by following this link:

November 2009

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  • Goliath Grow Beds: The end is in sight!
    Well, whadya know?  The grow beds are built and up and running!  Just like the bottom tanks, the grow beds are constructed from 2x4s and 4x4s.  The insides are lined with pond liners, and the central tube for the bell syphons are 2″ pvc.  The input pipe into the grow bed is 3/4″ pvc with valves attached so […]
  • “It’s a jungle in there!” or “Orchids Adorning Aquaponics”
    I know I said we’d have an update on Br. Addison’s work, but as he’s swamped with end of term homework and finals, we’ll wait another week for him to resurface from school so he can tell us all about some of the new plants he’s tracked down. In the meantime, thanks to our own […]
  • Construction Junction: monks with power tools
    So back to the aquaponics… With a consistent scale, the new and accurate plans for the system look like this: As you can see, the unit fits into the corner with two grow beds running along either wall, and the water tanks creating the triangular shape underneath.  The tank is divided into two sections for […]