The Anglican Way: Evangelical and Catholic

The Anglican parishes of All Angels, Springfield, VA, and Christ the King, Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Northern Region of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States, presented a lecture at All Angels Anglican Church, 5515 Cherokee Ave., Suite 303, Springfield, VA 22312, on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The day’s activities began with a celebration … [Read more…]

On the Trinity

The fundamental revelation about God in the Christian faith is that there is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thus, both the Apostles’ and the Nicene Creeds have a three-part structure, being organized around what the Church believes regarding each of the three Divine Persons. Although the term “Trinity” is not … [Read more…]

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is this Wednesday, March 1. We will mark the day with the Penitential Office, Blessing and Distribution of Ashes, and Holy Communion at the church starting at 7:00 pm. We will meet in the Loyal Builders’ Room behind the sanctuary. Ash Wednesday is one of the two fasting … [Read more…]

The Circumcision of Christ

We’re still in the Christmas season, and today, January 1st, is the Octave, or 8th day of Christmas.  And while the world around us generally considers Christmas now to be officially over, and puts the Christmas trees out on the curb for trash, we Christians are still keeping the Christmas season, which is a full … [Read more…]

Pentecost

Pentecost is one the three great feasts of the Christian Year (the other two being Easter and Christmas). It celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other disciples in the upper room of a house in Jerusalem, as recounted in today’s Epistle reading from the Book of Acts. It is also … [Read more…]

Epiphany

The wise men came to see Christ and to worship him. And to present him with gifts: gold and frankincense and myrrh. It’s from the feast of the Epiphany that we derive our custom of giving gifts at Christmas. It’s still the practice in some countries to give gifts on Epiphany, January 6, rather than … [Read more…]

Preparing for Christmas

John the Baptist, or John the Baptizer, is truly the great Advent figure. The Bible tells us that the whole function and purpose of John the Baptist was to prepare the way for the Messiah.  In fact Jesus himself made reference to this function.  He said that John was a prophet and more than a … [Read more…]