Easter Sunday

O Divine Light, in the darkness of this hour we watch and we wait
as you shed your brightness once again upon a frightened and hurting world.

We pray that by your Light, new light is kindled in our hearts
that we may become beacons of your Love and healers in your name.

May the Light of Christ shine upon the whole Earth,
restoring all people, all creatures, and all beings
to Oneness with You.



Stephen Blackmer

Stephen Blackmer is founding executive director of Kairos Earth and chaplain of Church of the Woods. Steve comes to this with 30 years of conservation experience, having founded and built conservation organizations including the Five Rivers Conservation Trust, Northern Forest Alliance and Northern Forest Center.

A midlife shift led him to Yale Divinity School and ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church, carrying the question in his heart and mind: “How can being a priest deepen my work to conserve the Earth? What does the Christian tradition have to offer to this work? How can the Christian tradition be re-understood and re-imagined in a time of need? How can the conservation movement recover its understanding of the Earth as holy ground?