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    • Mark Larrimore writes a book on Job for Princeton University Press: Mark Larrimore writes in his book: 'Keeping company with Job, as friend or interpreter, is a worthy activity....' An interview... Interview: Mark Larrimore wrote ‘The Book of Job: A Biography’ *Keeping company with Job, as friend or... [more]
    • New book series by Princeton University Press on Religious titles: ‘Lives of Great Religious Books’ new series by Princeton University Press [image removed] Editor Fred Appel *by Peter Menkin* In this article about the Princeton University Press series “Lives of Great Religious Books,&rd... [more]
    • Report on Philanthropy Webinar given by Lake Institute on Faith and Giving: Special Report: Philanthropy & Inflation in USA congregations new Study by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy [image removed] William Enright, PhD, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving *Report by Peter Menkin* The P... [more]
    • Interview with Quaker poet William H. Matchett: Interview: Poet William H. Matchett an almost Memoir in a gathering of his life's poetry in talking of his latest book Poet William H. Matchett *Interview and article By Peter Menkin* Quakers do not have a set of beliefs they adopt when they... [more]
    • Interview Dean Duke University Chapel: Interview: New Dean, Duke University Chapel in North Carolina speaks about his plans: Luke Powery, a Reverend Doctor is the man [image removed] New Dean of Duke University Chapel It is almost trite to say Christians enjoy a good sermon. But ... [more]
    • Interview with poet of faith Philip Kolin: Interview: Christian poet Philip Kolin of Mississippi, USA lives his faith, telling readers here of his work–everything you ever wanted to know by Peter Menkin [image removed] Philip C. Kolin, poet For some time I have thought about a... [more]
    • Jazz Church in Connecticut: Interview: Priest-in-Charge at ‘Jazz Church’ in New Haven, CT offers a sketch of his Parish (Episcopal) by Peter Menkin [image removed] Episcopal Priest Alex Dyer Alex Dyer is Priest in Charge at the “Jazz Church” in ... [more]
    • interview with poet Marjorie Maddox on faith and poetry: Interview with Pennsylvania poet, as she talks on ‘both … my poetry and … my spiritual life’… by Peter Menkin [image removed] Marjorie Maddox, the pen name for Marjorie Maddox Hafer, a poet from Pennsylvania, ... [more]
    • Interview on mental illness with Reverend Doctor: Interview: The real scoop from Reverend Doctor in Indiana about Mental Illness by Peter Menkin [image removed] The Reverend Doctor Lawrence Michael Cameron, Congregationalist, of Indiana works with mentally ill in Michigan, USA: Quite often pe... [more]
    • New poetry book out this year, 2013: Click on this link to see how Google represents some pages from the new book of poetry, published 2013: http://books.google.com/books?id=7t12pQIqNbwC&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=Discovering+Christ+in+Words+of+Faith:+Poems&source=bl&ot... [more]
    • Interview: Commentator on child molesting Shari Karney of Los Angeles with Peter Menkin: Interview: Crusading attorney and legislative advocate re Child Molesting Shari Karney [iframe removed] [image removed] Shari Karney, Esq. legislative crusader and defender of molested children by Peter Menkin This interview with Shari Kar... [more]
    • Play Review: 'God of Carnage' reviewed by Peter Menkin: Play Review: Regional theatre in San Francisco Bay Area...'God of Carnage' at Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley [iframe removed] * In the vital and verve filled funny play that runs the range to amusing and hilarious, God of Carnage, by Y... [more]
    • Presbytery of the Redwoods, California refuses rebuke of Janie Spahr for performing Gay Marriages: Presbytery of the Redwoods, dissents from rebuke of Janie Spahr, Reverend who performs same-sex marriages [image removed] Jane Spahr, public Lesbian Minister who is subject of the Rebuke and subsequent protest and dissent. [image removed] ... [more]
    • Guest Sermon: What is the Trinity, given by Jan Robitscher in Berkeley, California at St. Mark's: Guest sermon: Jan Robitscher speaks of What is the Trinity--its meaning “For God so loved the world...” (Jn. 3:16) Trinity Sunday Jan Robitscher St. Mark’s Church Berkeley, CA June 3, 2012 Isaiah 61-6 Psalm 29 Rom... [more]
    • Rowan William's gives sermon on unhappiness of the Church: Frustration, depression, dilemmas, and unhappiness of the Church: Archbishop's sermon at York Minster *Guest sermon: Archbishop says....Most of us are frustrated with the structures of the Church, and are feeling that the way in which we do ou... [more]
    • Film Review: David Petersen's 'Let the Church Say Amen' by Peter Menkin: Film review: David Petersen's 'Let the Church Say Amen,' a cinematic work about a Store Front Church in Washington, D.C. *The movie directed by David Petersen is a moving and extraordinary documentary in sometimes verite style both in color an... [more]
    • Commentary of Child Molesting by Attorney Shari Karney--an interview by Peter Menkin: Interview: Shari Karney, Los Angeles attorney and commentator on child molesting in Sandusky case, churches, and other institutions *This interview with Shari Karney, Esq. , attorney and commentator makes remarks of opinion of a kind like a pu... [more]
    • Interview: Poet Tania Runyan speaks with Peter Menkin on her work: by Peter Menkin [image removed] Most recent title of the poet's. This interview with Illinois Poet Tania Runyan is the result of sending an inquiry to Wordfarm Press in Washington State asking to see some works in published form of Anglican ... [more]
    • Interview: Jewish Education on the internet with Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld: by Peter Menkin from Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld, teacher of matters Orthodox Jewish much about the internet teaching website and organization www.torah.org. Through this interview, the final in a three part series on Religious Education, we begin a th... [more]
    • Archbishop's homily on Ecumenical Hope: by Peter Menkin [image removed] Rowan Williams, Lent, 2010 *Using the art of the homily, Archbishop Rowan Williams* spoke to the ecumenical relationship between the Anglican Communion (Episcopal Church in USA), and the Roman Catholic Church,... [more]
    • Film Review: 'October Baby' an emotional movie about abortion: by Peter Menkin [image removed] Intimate conversation between the father, played by John Schnieder and daughter, played by Rachel Hendrix: 'October Baby' The thing about the film October Baby is you may not be able to watch it. The movie is... [more]
    • Interview: Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Jewish Educator, speaks about Torah.org: by Peter Menkin [image removed] Founder and Director of www.torah.org, Rabbi Yaakov Menken This is the second interview in three that constitute the final article-interview on Religious Education. The unique aspect of this interview has to ... [more]
    • Interview: Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein talks about Jewish Education over the Internet: by Peter Menkin [image removed] Interfaith leader and teacher, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein of Los Angeles *This energetic man is a teacher and interfaith leader who as part of Torah.org agreed to be interviewed about the computer organization ... [more]
    • Interview: Poet/translator Peter Cole on Kaballah and his Jewish poetry: by Peter Menkin [image removed] American poet/translator Peter Cole In another of the ongoing series with Anglican and Christian poets this religion writer chose to interview Jewish poet and translator Peter Cole. One of his agents sugge... [more]
    • Interview: Yale Instiute for Sacred Music Martin Jean and Yale Fellow speak on Christian music: by Peter Menkin [image removed] Mean Tone Organ *In an effort to discover in what singular way this Religion Writer could uncover the work of Yale Institute of Sacred Music, to discover what the Institute does, and even take a look at how th... [more]
    • Interview: Night Ministry San Francisco: In a visit to an excellent show on Night Ministry in San Francisco this writer was introduced to the photo work of a young man named Malcolm Garland. Though Malcolm, once a student at The Cathedral School for Boys–(Grace Cathedral, San Franci... [more]
    • Interview: Illinois poet Tania Runyan: Most recent title of the poet's. This interview with Illinois Poet Tania Runyan is the result of sending an inquiry to Wordfarm Press in Washington State asking to see some works in published form of Anglican and Christian poets who they thought ... [more]
    • Interview: Maine poet Robert Siegel: Robert & Ann on 45th Anniversary Trip to Italy This writer says as note, I have been thinking about how to make the Eucharist a Christmas 2011 statement, and also to introduce the article-interview with Maine poet Robert H. Siegel about his w... [more]
    • Book Review: simplifying THE SOUL: In the useful book on Lenten practice, where quiet and silence, even meditation is recommended and outlined as practice for the Season, author of “simplifying THE SOUL: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit.” Paula Huston, again gives r... [more]
    • Seasons of Faith: Religious & Spiritual Poetry: My book of poetry, "Seasons of Faith: Religious & Spiritual Poetry," by Peter Menkin is now available at a discount price (under $12) from Barnes & Noble. Search on, "Peter Menkin" or the title and otherwise, use this link: http://www.barne... [more]
    • Cool Movie: He is Risen! He is Risen! poem by Peter Menkin: At the intersection of Easter we wait with thoughts of new life, the life of a baby, the life of the Baptized, the life of the lamb, and the memory of slaughter, of the death is fresh, but forgotten for the time we say, He is risen! He is rise... [more]
    • Visions of Light (2010), poem by Peter Menkin: It was hot today, 100 degrees someone said. That is hard to imagine, but it was so. Sometimes in unusual weather what is created is an unusual day, since the extreme leads to a chance to see something different or in a different way the something t... [more]
    • A look at Middle East Study report of the Presbyterian Church USA: The Kairos Document: *A look at Middle East Study report of the Presbyterian Church USA: The Kairos Document...third in a series of three...by Peter Menkin* The Kairos Document is a work that is a kind of Christian peaceful means of declaring war based on various &ld... [more]
    • Presbyterians study Biblical Theological Reflection to find a way to policy on peace for Israel: *Presbyterians study Biblical Theological Reflection to find a way to policy on peace for Israel...second in a series of three...by Peter Menkin* “I believe that the Bible gives us a general view of God’s will: those qualities of righ... [more]
    • Report on Presbyterian Church USA-Israel policy recommendations (Presbyterian study in Christianity): *Report on Presbyterian Church USA-Israel policy recommendations (Presbyterian study in Christianity), first of three in a series...by Peter Menkin* In this first part of a three part series on the Presbyterian-Israel policy to be discussed at th... [more]
    • Cunning Mary, Manic Mary, poem by Peter Menkin: *Cunning Mary, Manic Mary...* poem by Peter Menkin Happy Mary was happy joyful, so it seemed, but really expanded into broad strokes. I knew her when she was always bigger than life, what the doctor's call manic. Tears hid behind the happy.... [more]
    • Sketch of man caught by Spirits, poem by Peter Menkin: *Sketch of man caught by spirits...* By Peter Menkin Superstition gripped him, holding evil grasp on his freedom. Said, "My family is superstitious, I cannot escape it." "Daily anxiety creates fear inside so I do not go outside easily." "Ps... [more]
    • Friend of Man, poem by Peter Menkin: Friend of Man poem by Peter Menkin *May 21, 2005 * For a long time weeks, day by day, a month, years... I set out to be friend of God. There is darkness now, at this hour. The night tells me, who chooses. Even if I await the morning and call... [more]
    • Here is my consideration of a brief poem of waiting in a hospital emergency room, by Peter Menkin.: *Here is my consideration of a brief poem of waiting in a hospital emergency room.* by Peter Menkin (2000) Here is my consideration of a brief poem of waiting in a hospital emergency room. The man from the Veteran's Hospital was late, and the b... [more]
    • The Chimney, a poem by Peter Menkin: *The Chimney by the house near the road...(2001)* poem by Peter Menkin What attentions the chimney gets on Magnolia street, where the house finds workmen visiting to perform specialized chimney type things. Each day I pass, wondering about the... [more]
    • My sheep shall hear my Voice, poem by Peter Menkin: My sheep shall hear my Voice Poem by Peter Menkin, 2007 One listens for Christ, those who know him hear His voice. Heed a call and ask Many things, including Forgiveness. Ask Again, with question And desire: Forgiveness. Christ is in ... [more]
    • Contemplation: Resting in Christ, poem by Peter Menkin: *Contemplation: Resting in Christ* poem by Peter Menkin Seeking Christ, I rest in His strength during contemplation. Sometimes, my mind is like so many thoughts, monkeys going on about busy business, that I must quiet it. Resting in Christ, i... [more]
    • Winter Light Brightens the Path, a poem by Peter Menkin: Winter Light Brightens the Path By Peter Menkin On Day Ten Winter sunlight brightens the path. Seek peace in knowledge. He is with us, midmorning light. The pilgrim witness to Yes. creation-beauty, You in Godhead are indivisible Triune s... [more]
    • My mad friend called, a poem by Peter Menkin: My mad friend called a poem by Peter Menkin written 2002 When my friend phones to visit he tells me he is perfect. 20 years ago the law partners told him he had to leave. His wife divorced him. She won't talk to him anymore again ever. He ... [more]
    • After the Incident, a poem by Peter Menkin: *After the incident on the quiet street in the perfect house* a poem by Peter Menkin written 2001 Daddy went into the night in the nice neighborhood. Too much stained glass, making colors, cutting shapes. I guess. He was an artist. The door was... [more]
    • Gratefull yours..., poem by Peter Menkin: Gratefully Yours, poem by Peter Menkin Did I not say gratefully yours in my letter that I said that is a prayer that I said when I spoke to you in Church this evening among my friends, others with whom I'd spoken this same evening that I said grat... [more]
    • "Who are these, robed in white..." homily by Peter Menkin: "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?" *Oscar Romero* Archbishop of San Salvador, 1980, and a Martyr of El Salvador Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA March 24, 2010 ... [more]
    • God knows your heart each day, each morning, poem by Peter Menkin: *God knows your heart each day, each morning* poem by Peter Menkin The Benedictine way says look forward to Easter All year round. Keep in mind the Lord and His victory; we share "with that mother blessed/ Of the sole-begotten One... acce... [more]
    • Alleluah! He is risen! He is risen indeed!! poem by Peter Menkin: *Alleluah! He is risen! He is risen indeed!! by Peter Menkin* At the intersection of Easter we wait with thoughts of new life, the life of a baby, the life of the Baptized, the life of the lamb, and the memory of slaughter, of the death is fre... [more]
    • The courage to Pray--note on Easter prayer: *The courage to Pray--note on Easter prayer by Peter Menkin* Searching for the words, the courage to pray enters my life. Like an arrow, the declaration of thanksgiving comes and I say aloud, moving my lips: Like promise, like heart song, l... [more]
    • Coffee, you flavor my life...a poem by Peter Menkin: *Coffee, you flavor my life...(2001)* by Peter Menkin With the cup of coffee I am friends; usually, we meet the partaker of this tasty liquid dark. I think of you, coffee, once beans, picked in South America, arriving here to be ground right. ... [more]
    • Children on Parade, 4th of July, poem by Peter Menkin: *Children on parade, 4th of July...(2001)* poem by Peter Menkin The girl scouts wore silly hats, one an emerald green overly large with a brim as in top hat. More. One satisfied mother pulled along a boy in a decorated red wagon, replete with ... [more]
    • Two Readings, similar poems, poetry by Peter Menkin: *August rains (revise, new title)...* poem by Peter Menkin August rain, summer relief, cools the later months. Against the larger sky below walks the path alone common stranger afoot, a lone vision this existential separation stays transit... [more]
    • Simple Joys...frail years, poem by Peter Menkin: *Simple joys...frail years* by Peter Menkin Old age is 90-- her eyesight dimming, we visit the ducks with ducklings and she shows the sharpened insight of age, looking towards practical things like feeding them. That will make them come see us... [more]
    • What Darkness, poem by Peter Menkin: *What darkness...(2001)* poem by Peter Menkin What is, enter into the darkness place; what blackness ahead. Light torches, flames bright. Across the water there is light--we know.
    • Engaged in Le Milieu Divin, Lent, poem by Peter Menkin: *Engaged in Le Milieu Divin, Lent...(2002)* poem by Peter Menkin In the habital zone where I know God's presence I recognize the outer darkness-- transfigure is the season's introduction to Le Milieu Divin. Precarious habitation, there is th... [more]
    • Wonder of Christ, poem by Peter Menkin: *Wonder of Christ* Poem by Peter Menkin Wonder, wonder, wonder; starry night. Christ. Delight in Eucharist, Sunday morning. Waiting. Wonder, wonder, wonder. How great. You are. So kind. So kind. So kind. What mercy. Love.
    • With Christ, poem by Peter Menkin: *With Christ* poem by Peter Menkin With Christ, Serenity. With Christ, Hope. With Christ, Charity. There is faith, Kindness. There is love, Knowing. There is majesty, Awe. From Him, Comfort. From Him, Gratefulness.... [more]
    • Amusement of steel sculpted, poem by Peter Menkin: *The amusement of steel sculpted...(2001)* poem by Peter Menkin Red, white, blue sculpture in squares of metal; tall, laughter say friend. Lightness of being, there is freedom in this elegant 9 feet, high, waiting with hello. Love partakes its... [more]
    • Devotion to the Cross, poem by Peter Menkin: *Devotion to the Cross...* poem by Peter Menkin The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. So this parable leads these two worshipers to seek their treasure in God. Their emotions for the cross, they carry, not so evident. No displays in p... [more]
    • Simple joys...frail years, poem by Peter Menkin: *Simple joys...frail years* by Peter Menkin (2002) Old age is 90-- her eyesight dimming, we visit the ducks with ducklings and she shows the sharpened insight of age, looking towards practical things like feeding them. That will make them come s... [more]
    • The Awakening Spirit, poem by Peter Menkin: The Awakening Spirit...(2001) By Peter Menkin ________________________________________ The vision on awakening during morningtime, blue sky white flower sky painting tree with creation reality. This great experience of the spirit; the new life of... [more]
    • The Dance: San Francisco Ballet by Peter Menkin: *About the Dance...(2000)* by Peter Menkin Tonight the ballet, through the storm And with some delight in the practice Of movement that belies the interval Dance, oh, this is a balanced pattern Of set and good company. The ushers are wil... [more]
    • Address for Lovers: The Apartment, a poem by Peter Menkin: Address for Lovers By Peter Menkin You princess, slave life before, we parted; gain in my heart remembrance of ours fruitfully entwined secret intimacies: Come, a joy back to me, yea we were living lovers lives together--lovers in the deep arou... [more]
    • A Grace of God, poem by Peter Menkin: *A Grace of God...(revise)* by Peter Menkin Inner life aware of soothing Spirit. Waiting. Grace that underlines living. Ask for waters that spring from abundance. Quenches.
    • As at the mall masses of food style junk, we eat American, a poem by Peter Menkin: *As at the mall masses of food style junk, we eat American...(2001)* by Peter Menkin People eating at the mall, see them do so with tastes for tacos, MacDonald Meals, Chinese specials, Pizza and air baked french fries. Enough foods like junk;... [more]
    • All Saints Eve is Near, poem by Peter Menkin: All Saint’s Eve is near By Peter Menkin On a wish and rainbow and stars in heaven it's all right to pray on knees at the edge of your bed. Pray for children all over the world. Pray for morning joy and light of night. Your heart is read... [more]
    • Round is not a Pregnant Shape, poem by Peter Menkin: For about 8 years I worked off and on at the department store Sears on a part time basis.It was mainly on. A few poems about observations while on duty as a sales clerk were written. Herewith, a poem from 2002 on what I saw at Sears. There were onl... [more]
    • Homily: A great Preacher of the Church, John Chrysostom by Peter Menkin: “The Golden Mouth Chrysostom” A great preacher of the Church *John Chrysostom* Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA January 27, 2010 Wednesday morning Eucharist Lesser Feasts and Fasts... [more]
    • Speak to my Heart, poem by Peter Menkin: [image removed] Friend: *Let me explain this situation*, for the hour of the morning is early. There is darkness, and it is quiet as I continue my work on the new poem. I've been thinking, and wishing, that a new poem would come to me, for it ... [more]
    • Advent to Christmas: Waiting, poem by Peter Menkin: Advent to Christmas: Waiting By Peter Menkin December 13, 2009 How the season turns in the day, in the continued And continuing holiday of magic--for the birth Of our Saviour. What to do, but wait on the Lord. Awaken. No tree yet, for... [more]
    • Homily: Missionary, Evangelist, Herald by Peter Menkin: 1 Channing Moore Williams *Missionary: Evangelist and Herald A homily, Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA Wednesday Eucharist, December 2, 2009 Lesser Feasts and Fasts, 1994 Acts 1: 1-9 Luke 10... [more]
    • Reflection on Wellspring, poem by Peter Menkin: Reflection on Wellspring A poem By Peter Menkin Revised February 14, 2009 We reflect in words. The colors of the room where we go to reflect are present to the bright morning time, windows clear to day letting in much light and largeness t... [more]
    • Preparing for Worship, poem by Peter Menkin: Preparing for Worship By Peter Menkin—June 20, 2008 God, in the Sacristy of the Church: We encounter you-- as We go about our routine Preparing for Communion. Yet aware of beauty and the gratitude: This is the day the Lord has m... [more]
    • Gratitude in Joy & Sorrow, poem by Peter Menkin: Gratitude in Joy & Sorrow A poem by Peter Menkin August 10, 2009 Gratitude I have-- Had-- This sense of acceptance, Called giving thanks in a praise. Of words, And thoughts for God, Creator And sustainer— My gratitude ... [more]
    • Summer weather ballyhoo rejoice heat wave, poem by Peter Menkin: *Summer weather ballyhoo rejoice heat wave* by Peter Menkin Hot comes the days, to languor and avoid the warm; wait evening after sunset hour of cool; summer sends messages with earlier sunset, darker morning, laze to late wakening and nigh... [more]
    • Homily: Reflection on Two Apostles, by Peter Menkin: The October days are here, *We reflect on two Apostles * “…he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off…” Homily Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA (North of San... [more]
    • Homily: Archangel Michael by Peter Menkin: *Peacemaker blessed, may he banish* From us striving and hatred: Archangel Michael (Hymn 282) “The Hymnal 1982,” Episcopal Church USA Homily Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA Wednesd... [more]
    • Preacher and Word of Holy Spirit, poem by Peter Menkin: **This September, 2009 I visited a Southern Baptist Church in Vacaville, CA USA (north of San Francisco by 80 miles or so). My reason was to interview Pastor Bob Lawler on the subject Sunday School, for an article. After the interview in his offi... [more]
    • Gratitude in Joy & Sorrow, A poem by Peter Menkin: *Gratitude in Joy & Sorrow A poem by Peter Menkin* August 10, 2009 Gratitude I have-- Had-- This sense of acceptance, Called giving thanks in a praise. Of words, And thoughts for God, Creator And sustainer— My gratitude for my preservati... [more]
    • Homily: Let us Speak of Holiness this morning, by Peter Menkin: *Let us Speak of Holiness this morning: * Bernard of Clairvaux A homily, Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA Wednesday Eucharist, August 19, 2009 Lesser Feasts and Fasts, 1994 Ecclesiasticus 39: 1-10 ... [more]
    • Homily, She has always spoken to my heart: Mary Magdalene: *She has always spoken to my heart:* Mary Magdalene A homily, Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA Wednesday Eucharist, July 22, 2009 Lesser Feasts and Fasts, 1994 Judith 9:1, 11-14 2 Corinthians 5: ... [more]
    • The Journey of Communion, poem by Peter Menkin: Communion with God and others through Eucharist...a continuation of the series on communion... My web page has many of my poems, and this one titled "The Journey of Communion" is from those pages. About my previous post of May 11, a friend says, ... [more]
    • Summertime Talk in Color and Sound, poem by Peter Menkin: Summertime Conversation in Friendship What's this poem (?), but a conversation in summertime with experimental sentences and the idea of friendship. Yes, that's it. A poem that shows friendship, and says a little bit about conversation. I hope yo... [more]
    • Harmony of Seasons, poem by Peter Menkin: Harmony of Seasons: Spring by Peter Menkin February rains descend, weigh light upon the land bringing sparkle, refreshment needed this season. The air is clear, lies close against the season's turn towards Spring as sense and signs awak... [more]
    • Baptism: A Witness, poem by Peter Menkin: *Baby baptized in the church: witness* People post all kinds of personal things on the web. When writing something, even a poem, it is better not to be too personal. Afterall, what is written about becomes something of a story. So it is with this... [more]
    • Colors in a room, poem by Peter Menkin: *Colors in a room By Peter Menkin, Obl. Cam., OSB * White walls, painting aqua tope around orange sun shows angels emitting fiery elements towards earth. Heavenward arrangement as raspberry red wooden chairs around Easter table, at who... [more]
    • Commentary on John 15: 1-8: Me in thee, and thee in me: That God is Love, Commentary on John 15: 1-8 “Me in thee, and thee in me…” Homily Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA (North of San Francisco) Fifth week of Easter Wednesday ... [more]
    • Man of Holiness, Thomas Aquinas Man of head and heart, Thomas Aquinas: Man of Holiness, Thomas Aquinas; Man of head and heart, Thomas Aquinas A homily, Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA Wednesday Eucharist, January 28, 2009 Wisdom 7:7-14 Psalm 37: 3-6, 32-33 Matthew 13: ... [more]
    • Sermon About the Poor, the Widow, the Hungry: Sermon About the Poor, the Widow, the Hungry "[F]or I was hungry and you gave me food (Matthew 25: 35) Elizabeth of Hungary Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA November 19, 2008 Tobit 12:6b-9 Matt... [more]
    • My Father who played badminton, a poem by Peter Menkin: The poem about my father's life as a writer: My Father who played badminton by Peter Menkin There is a story about the screenwriter Who faced the multitude of inquiry, and Regarded the ministrations of his soul in Concert with others, i... [more]
    • Two poems about my Father, by Peter Menkin: With you into death itself, to rise an angel star heavenward...(2000) by Peter Menkin The struggle began with a tear,a sign of spiritual gift. Insight and the groaning inwardly as the body knew before the implacable crocodile part of the ... [more]
    • Homily: Martin Luther: Reformer, Hymnist: Martin Luther: Reformer, Hymnist A Homily By Peter Menkin Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA Wednesday Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. February 18, 2009 Lesser Feasts and Fasts, 1994 Isaiah 55: 6-11 John 15: 1-11 Psalm 46... [more]
    • Chrome and Steel Parade, poem by Peter Menkin: Steel & Chrome Parade a poem by Peter Menkin The parade of town & county people and painted cars with chrome tailpipes was a glee on old Grant street--miles long parade. A testimony to American history, 55 Chevy Station Wagon with... [more]
    • Festive May Night, poem by Peter Menkin:
    • Apartment on the Third Floor, poem by Peter Menkin: *One of "older" poems,* On Contemplation and about my Apartment in Mill Valley, California USA this tells of contemplative prayer, the experience of rising like a hawk, or soaring, as does the hawk. God comes closer to humankind, humankind comes... [more]
    • Morning Before Winter, poem by Peter Menkin: The photograph here is "Leaving your mark," taken by amateur photographer Henry Worthy of London. Henry is a Camaldoli Benedictine Oblate. The poem as read in audio by aspiring poet Peter Menkin was written on a walk in Larkspur, California one m... [more]
    • Conversation with the Aged, poem by Peter Menkin: *Conversation with aged* by Peter Menkin I recite a long Psalm, 119, beginning as a confession but lending my thoughts and opening my heart. Be gentle to memory: of failure to seek God, and desire good creates a long list of weakness and mindles... [more]
    • Reflection: That God is Love, Me in thee, and thee in me: That God is Love, Commentary on John 15: 1-8 “Me in thee, and thee in me…” Homily Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA (North of San Francisco) Fifth week of Easter Wednesday ... [more]
    • Poetic Recitation on The Rule of St. Benedict: As a Benedictine Oblate of Camaldoli, as an Episcopalian, this aspiring poet finds The Rule an excellent resource for living. The poem audio file read by the aspiring poet, and the YouTube video poem, compiled by him, are testimonies to his wonderf... [more]
    • The Awakening Spirit, poem by Peter Menkin: This video poem, compiled and written, from the audio recording by aspiring poet Peter Menkin has a picture of the poet's Rector. Father Richard is sitting at the piano. Set in Christmas time, the audio reading is under a minute and surprising at... [more]
    • Advent Candle, poem by Peter Menkin: Another poem about advent. This, too, by aspiring poet Peter Menkin. Written by the poet, read by him in audio.
    • Advent, poem by Peter Menkin: This poem on Advent, written by aspiring poet Peter Menkin, and recorded in audio by him on his home computer, has proved popular. The poem is short--like an arrow to heaven.
    • Apophatic Prayer, poem by Peter Menkin: This longer poem by aspiring poet Peter Menkin is a transcription written in poetic form. Father Michael, Camaldoli Benedictine monk gave a talk at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley, CA USA. He spoke of his experience in contemplative prayer and be... [more]
    • Ascension Day No 1, poem by Peter Menkin: Part of a two poem series, poet's choice chose this one. It is the first of the series. Written and read in audio by aspiring poet Peter Menkin. The poem tells of the ascension.
    • Falling in Love again, poem by Peter Menkin: Written and read by aspiring poet Peter Menkin, this work speaks of grace, and the love of Christ. Peter's website is here: www.petermenkin.com . His blog is here: www.petermenkin.blogspot.com . [image removed]
    • Holding the moments of Creation's good, a poem: An uplifting work by aspiring poet Peter Menkin, the poem is read in audio by Peter. The video poem was compiled by Peter, too. He hopes to compile more video poems in the future. Peter's website is here: www.petermenkin.com . His blog is here: w... [more]
    • Sleep known and unknown, poem by Peter Menkin: Getting to sleep, and the inability to sleep at night is subject for aspiring poet Peter Menkin. The video poem as compiled by the aspiring poet uses the same work. Both audio and video were written and read by Peter. Peter is 63 years old as of 20... [more]
    • Waiting engagement in contemplation, a poem by Peter Menkin: On a visit to Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA, the aspiring poet Peter Menkin heard the musical group Hilliard Ensemble. Inspired by the sound, including the saxaphone of Jan Garbarek, this poem was born. Here it is as written and read by Peter ... [more]
    • Visions of God's Presence, poem by Peter Menkin: This journey Christmas 1999 was taken on the Larkspur Ferry to San Francisco, CA USA. That year I did research for the Judge Mathis Show (a television show). I entered this daily in my journal as I traveled to the San Francisco courthouse. Written ... [more]
    • About the Poor, Poem by Peter Menkin: There are poor, the homeless in Marin County and San Francisco, CA USA. This poem written from a Christian perspective tells of the poor. The video poem in pictures and poetry of words by aspiring poet Peter Menkin tells the same story. Photos by t... [more]
    • Crooning Lamentations: Poem about a homeless college girl who lived in the backyard of the rooming house where I stayed. Written and read by aspiring poet Peter Menkin. Note: She was kicked out to the streets by her boyfriend.
    • Easter Poem by Peter Menkin: This Easter Poem speaks of the women going to the tomb to find Christ gone. Written and read by aspiring poet Peter Menkin, the work is here for your pleasure and edification. Like all the poems, there is both a theological and Biblical dimension t... [more]
    • Confession (a compilation): In the Episcopal Church, confession is a spiritual conversation. This Lenten offering, a poem by aspiring poet Peter Menkin was written and read by him. Note that "The Book of Common Prayer" is followed in Confession.
    • Opossum who came to visit, a story: You reader may wonder if this is a true story. It is, sort of for it is based on the visit of an opossum who lived under the back porch of my friend Christa's home in the Dominican area of San Rafael, CA USA (north of San Francisco). Written as muc... [more]
    • Lillies at the front of the Church: This poem about Easter, tells a tale in descriptive terms of people and the event of Church. Written and read by aspiring poet Peter Menkin. An earlier poem, it didn't seem so good at the time of writing. But the poem has grown on me, and so I po... [more]
    • In Celebration & Praise of The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary: "Ha: *In Celebration & Praise of *The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary: "Hail, thou that art highly favored..." A reflection, Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA (N... [more]
    • One word prayers: People have told me this is one of my better works. Written and read by aspiring poet Peter Menkin of Mill Valley, CA USA (north of San Francisco). This is one of the earlier video poems created by the poet.
    • California at August Rain: Though not strictly speaking a religious poem, this more secular and spiritual work tells of California. I think it captures a sensibility of where I live in Northern California. Written and read by aspiring poet Peter Menkin. The painting used i... [more]
    • Mr. de Wolfe's Hope: This poem was written as result of reading a book, "Teach Us to Pray" by Andre Louf. I reviewed the book for my blog www.petermenkin.blogspot.com , a very good and not too long book. The poem was written as part of the book review. Read and written... [more]
    • Prose poem, All the gods on the front lawn: This prose poem tells of my stay in a rooming house, Larkspur, CA USA (north of San Francisco in Marin County). It is like a story. Read and written by aspiring poet Peter Menkin.
    • A man finds he yearns for God: I have liked this poem for some time, and it expresses well my feelings. Maybe yours, too. Read and written by aspiring poet Peter Menkin of Mill Valley, CA USA.
    • Conversations II: As a man who enjoys some jazz, here is a bouncing poem about Count Basie and manna. Read and written by aspiring poet Peter Menkin.
    • Pentecost Sunday Prayer: Pentecost has begun this year, so this poem about the Holy Spirit and our season of lessons and Church. Poem read and written by aspiring poet Peter Menkin of Mill Valley, Ca.
    • Summer before last I saw and Angel: This poem tells of my experience at the Chevron Station in Greenbrae, CA (north of San Francisco in Marin County). There I had an Angel sighting. Read by aspiring poet Peter Menkin, the poem's author.
    • Visit to the Veterans Hospital: On this visit to the Veterans' Hospital in San Francisco, I remember and salute American Veterans in a poem. Read by the Aspiring Poet, Peter Menkin.

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