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Sunday, July 12 was the sixth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Matthew 20:  “Jesus said unto his disciples, except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ...

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Sunday, July 5 was the Fifth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley began his sermon by pointing out one of our beautiful stained glass windows, the one depicting the image of the Ship of Faith, one of the most ancient symbols ...

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Sunday, June 28 was the Fourth Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 6:36:  “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.  Judge not, and ye shall not be ...

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Sunday, June 21 was the third Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop Hartley noted that this day is important in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition because it was on Trinity 3 in 1607 that the first Holy Communion service was celebrated by the colonists ...

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Sunday, June 14 was the second Sunday after Trinity.  In his sermon Bishop Hartley spoke on the fact that in the modern world many people have a feeling of hopelessness in their lives, and this is because so many hope ...

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Sunday, June 7 was the First Sunday after Trinity.  Bishop and Mrs. Hartley were in Boaz, Alabama where Bishop Hartley was doing the bishop thing, as we like to say, or fulfilling his duties as bishop at All Saints Anglican ...

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Sunday, May 31 was Trinity Sunday.  This day marks the division of the Christian year into the first half which commemorates Christ’s earthly life and the second half or Trinity season in which we study His teachings.  In Christian theology ...

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Sunday, May 24 was Pentecost, a Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles on the day of the Jewish festival of Pentecost, a Jewish harvest festival observed on the fiftieth day from the second day ...

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Sunday, May 17 was The Sunday after Ascension Day, which was Thursday, the forteith day after Easter, commemorating the ascension of Christ.  Bishop Hartley noted that this day is an “in-between” day not part of any Christian season, falling between ...

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Sunday, May 10 was The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday.  This is another of the ancient Christian traditions preserved in Anglican/Traditional Episcopal Churches, such as ours and dates from the fourth century.  The word “rogation” is from ...

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