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Sunday, April 28 was the fourth Sunday after Easter and Bishop Hartley noted that we are at the end of the Easter season. He based his sermon on the gospel for the day, John 16:5; “Jesus said to his disciples, ...

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Sunday, April 21 was the third Sunday after Easter. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. John 16:16, ” a little while and ye shall not see me and again a little while and ye ...

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Sunday, April 14 was the second Sunday after Easter. As it is still Eastertide, or the Easter season, altar and vestment colors are white and gold and Easter lilies are on the altar. Bishop Glen Hartley based his sermon on ...

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Sunday, April 7th was the first Sunday after Easter. In the Anglican tradition Easter is not just one Sunday, but Eastertide, or season of several Sundays to stress the significance of the time for the church. Bishop Glen Hartley based ...

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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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