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Sunday, March 22 was the Fifth Sunday after Lent, commonly called Passion Sunday.  This designation is unique to traditional Anglican communion churches such as ours and is a two-week season before Easter in which we are to remember Christ’s sacrifice.  ...

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Sunday, March 15 was the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  Today was a special day, Rose Sunday, so called because the usual violet altar and vestment colors are replaced by rose as a symbol of the coming new life to be ...

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Sunday, February 8 was the third Sunday in Lent and after a two-week hiatus because of bad weather we were finally able to hold church services.  Lent is a very special time in Anglican tradition churches because the usual Morning ...

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Once again this week we were foiled by snow and ice and unable to hold services, so, I will continue our discussion of the liturgical style of worship we do, which may be unfamiliar to many people.  The focus of ...

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The winter weather we have had has interrupted our service schedule at St. Francis.  We were unable to have our Ash Wednesday service, as well as, Sunday, February 15 services because of our snow-bound parking lot.  We will resume services ...

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Sunday, February 15 was Quinquagesima (approximately 50 days before Easter), or the Sunday next before Lent.  This is the last Sunday in which altar and vestment colors are dark solid blue reflecting the meditative character of this pre-Lenten season.  Bishop ...

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Sunday, February 8 was Sexagesima Sunday (approximately 60 days before Easter) or the second Sunday before Lent.  Bishop Hartley was feeling better than last week so we were able to have Holy Communion today.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on ...

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Sunday, Febuary first was Septuagesima Sunday.  This is Latin for seventieth and is the third Sunday before Lent, approximately seventy days.  Since Bishop Hartley was under the weather and did not feel up to conducting Holy Communion, instead we had ...

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Sunday, January 24 was the Third Sunday after Epiphany and in this year’s Christian calendar marks the end of the Epiphany season.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Gospel reading for the day, St. John 2:1, which is the ...

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There was no church service this Sunday because of the icy road conditions.  Since I have no weekly service to report on, it is a good opportunity to discuss the liturgical worship services at our church, which many people are ...

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