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Sunday, March 17th, was the fifth Sunday in Lent, commonly called “Passion Sunday.” Altar and vestment colors are violet and crosses are veiled in purple as a visual reminder and symbol of the seriousness of the Passiontide season. Bishop Hartley ...

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Sunday, March 10 was the fourth Sunday in Lent. This is also a Rose Sunday in which altar and vestment colors are rose, looking forward to the new life promised by Easter and in contrast to the usual somber colors ...

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Sunday, March 3 was the third Sunday in Lent. Bishop Hartley noted that we are halfway through Lent and should be re-evaluating our lives as Christians throughout the season. He based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. ...

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Sunday, February 24 was the second Sunday in Lent. Altar and vestment colors are violet and during Lent morning prayer is replaced by The Litany or General Supplication for God’s mercy which is chanted by the priest and congregation. Bishop ...

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Lent began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13 with our traditional service beginning with the chanting of The Litany or General Supplication for God’s mercy followed by the Penitential Office for Ash Wednesday, then the imposition of ashes and communion. Sunday, ...

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Sunday, February 10th was the Sunday called Quinquagesima or the Sunday next before Lent, approximately 50 days before Easter. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, st. Luke 18:31 “and they (the disciples) understood none of ...

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Sunday, February 3 was sexagesima, or the second Sunday before Lent, approximately sixty days before Easter. Bishop Glen Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, II Corinthians 11:19, in which St. Paul gives a sort of resume ...

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Sunday, January 27 was Septuagesima Sunday, the third Sunday before lent, approximately 70 days before Easter. Bishop Hartley explained that the “gessima” Sundays, or pre-Lenten season, is a very old Christian tradition dating to sixth-century Italy which today is kept ...

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Sunday, January 20 was the second Sunday after Epiphany. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Mark 1:1 “Behold I send my messenger before me…” This messenger was John the Baptist and his baptism of ...

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Sunday, January 13 was the first Sunday after Epiphany. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 2:41, Jesus in the temple when he was twelve. This is one of the most popular Bible stories ...

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