“Is This Not the Fast That I Choose?”: Preaching Ash Wednesday

In this first episode of season 2 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Ash Wednesday. The texts covered in this episode are Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 and Isaiah 58:1-12. Our guests this week are:

  • Dr. Sandra Montes, a singer, speaker and writer who loves exploring her indigenous and Latina roots. She is the Dean of Chapel at Union Theological Seminary and recently published Becoming REAL and Thriving in Ministry. She lives in Texas and New York.
  • The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher’s Church in Gladwyne, Penn., and creator of The Hive online spirituality and wellness digital community.
  • The Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, who was born and raised in Barbados and immigrated to the United States at age 14. He was ordained as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri in 2020.

Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.