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Sunday, March 31 was Easter Sunday. After the solemn season of Lent with its somber colors and rituals the altar was beautifully appointed with masses of Easter lilies and other white flowers and altar and vestment colors are white and ...

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Sunday, March 24th was Palm Sunday, the Sunday next before Easter, celebrated in commemoration of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jersusalem. Bishop Hartley noted in his sermon that this day is a special day in liturgical churches and was first observed ...

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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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