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Sunday March 20 was The Sunday next before Easter, commonly called Palm Sunday.  On this day we join a celebration that has been going on for nearly 2,000 years as we symbolically join the procession welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem and ...

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Sunday, February 7 was The Sunday called Quinquagesima, or the Sunday next before Lent which is approximately the fiftieth (quinquagesima) day before Easter Sunday. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, 1 Corinthians 13:1 “Though I ...

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Sunday, January 31 was the Sunday called Sexagesima, or the second Sunday before Lent approximately the 60th (sexagesima) day before Easter. The lessons during this pre-Lenten season are based on discussion of how we are to see God’s kingdom and ...

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Sunday, January 24 was the Sunday called Septuagesima, or the third Sunday (approximately 70 days) before Lent; this is a pre-Lenten season which has been a part of the Christian Church for over 1,000 years, but today is observed only ...

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Sunday, January 17 was the second Sunday after Epiphany. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, Romans 12:6, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us…” Bishop Hartley noted that just ...

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I was hospitalized on Christmas Day with pneumonia and was unable to report on the Christmas Eve service, although, Glen Hartley called me in the hospital the following Sunday and reported that they had a good turnout. That Sunday was ...

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Sunday, December 20 was the fourth Sunday in Advent and the fourth Advent candle is lit. Today is also the last Sunday in the Advent season, which for us is a penitential or meditative season during which we take a ...

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Sunday, December 13 was the third Sunday in Advent and in a few traditional Anglican churches such as ours this day is designated as Rose Sunday, one of my favorite traditions.  The third Advent candle is lit, this one rose ...

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Sunday, December 6 was the Second Sunday in Advent. The second blue candle on the Advent Wreath is lit and altar and vestment colors are royal blue. The colors in liturgical worship are not mere decoration, but are based on ...

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Sunday, November 29 was the First Sunday in Advent. Just as last Sunday closed out the Christian year, this day we began a new year in the Christian calendar and a new season, Advent, in which we anticipate the advent ...

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