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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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Sunday, May 3 was the Fourth Sunday after Easter.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. John 16:5:  “Jesus said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to him that sent me and none ...

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Sunday, April 26 was the Third Sunday after Easter.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Epistle for the day, 1st St. Peter 2:11, in which he discusses the cares and temptations of the physical world, in which we can ...

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Sunday, April 19 was the Second Sunday after Easter, known in the Anglican/Episcopal Church tradition as Good Shepherd Sunday and the scripture readings reflect this tradition.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the Gospel for the day, St. John 10:11:  ...

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Sunday, April 12 was the First Sunday after Easter.  Altar and vestment colors continue to be white and gold, the colors of purity and spirituality, and the Christ candle is lit symbolizing Christ’s spiritual presence.  Bishop Hartley based his sermon ...

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Holy Week began with Palm Sunday last Sunday, then continued with Maundy Thursday which commemorates the Last Supper at which time Jesus served bread & wine to his disciples and gave the commandment “This do in remembrance of me” and ...

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Sunday, March 29 was Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates Christ’s entry into Jerusalem to be crucified.  As Episcopalians we have a ritual for every occasion and the Palm Sunday ritual is one I look ...

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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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