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…]

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…]

Advent

Sunday, November 29 begins the season of Advent, which lasts until the feast of Christmas. The word advent is from two Latin words meaning “coming to,” and during Advent the Church remembers the two great “coming to us’s” of Christ: his first coming to us as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, and his … [Read more…]

Epiphany

The feast of the Epiphany (January 6) celebrates the first manifestation, or showing, of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, in the persons of the Magi, or Wise Men, from the East. In the Eastern Church, this feast is called the Theophany and recalls Jesus’ baptism, during which all Three Persons of the Holy Trinity were … [Read more…]