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Sunday, April 1 was the Sunday next before Easter, known as Palm Sunday. In one of the most beautiful services in the Anglican tradition we began the service with the blessing of the palms in which members kneel at the ...

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Sunday, March 25 was the fifth Sunday in Lent, being the second before Easter, commonly called Passion Sunday, and in stark contrast to the joy of Rose Sunday the altar and vestment colors return to violet and the altar cross ...

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Sunday, March 18th, was the fourth Sunday in Lent.  In the Angelican tradition, this day is rich in symbolism and is known as Rose Sunday, as well as Laetare or Rejoicing Sunday. It is something of a pre-Easter Sunday, in ...

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Sunday, March 11 was the third Sunday in Lent. In the early church this day was known as Scrutiny Sunday because candidates for baptism were examined to determine if they were ready for baptism or confirmation which took place on ...

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Sunday March 4th, was the second Sunday in Lent.  The usual Morning Prayer Service is replaced by the chanting of the Litany or General Supplication asking for God’s mercy; altar and vestment colors are violet. This day is sometimes known ...

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Lent began on Wednesday, February 22 with the usual evening prayer service replaced by the Ash Wednesday service during which we chant the Litany or General Supplication asking for God’s mercy, followed by the imposition of the ashes created by ...

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Sunday, February 19 was quinquagesima or approximately 50 days before Easter and is also the Sunday next before lent. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 18:31, one of the passages in which Jesus ...

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Sunday, February 12, was our Sexagsima, or the second Sunday before Lent. Latin for sixteenth, segagesima is approximately 60 days before Easter. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, II Corinthians 11:19: “Ye suffer fools gladly, ...

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Sunday, January 5 was Septuagesima Sunday or approximately 70 days before Easter and the third Sunday before Lent; Septuagesima is Latin for seventieth. We begin a new season in the Christian year, the pre-Lenten season, and altar and vestment colors ...

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Sunday, January 29 was the fourth Sunday after epiphany and the last Sunday of this season. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Matthew 8:1, in which Jesus heals both a leper and the servant ...

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