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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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Sunday, January 22 was the third Sunday after epiphany. The episcopal hymnal has hymns for each season of the Christian year and today we sang the epiphany hymn, “Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning,” one of the ...

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Sunday, January 15 was the second Sunday after the Epiphany and was also the 34th anniversary of the founding of our congregation on January 15, 1978. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the meaning of this season, the Epiphany, which ...

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Sunday, January 8 was the first Sunday after epiphany which falls on January 6 and is the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Altar and vestment colors continue to be white and gold. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the ...

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Churches in the Anglican tradition follow the English tradition of celebrating Christmas on the Twelve Days of Christmas (as in the well-known carol) between Christmas Day and Epiphany, so our Christmas decorations and flowers were still up at St. Francis ...

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