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Sunday, June 9 was the Second Sunday after Trinity. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. John 3:13, “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you…” In this passage St. John discusses the conflict ...

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Sunday, June 2 was the first Sunday after Trinity. Altar and vestment colors are green, the color of growth. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 16:19, the parable of Lazarus and the rich ...

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Sunday, May 26 was Trinity Sunday, which marks a division in the church calendar and marks the end of the segment of the Christian year that relives the life of Christ. Altar and vestment colors are white, the color of ...

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Sunday, May 19 was Pentecost, one of the major days in the church calendar commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles on the day of the Jewish festival, which was a harvest festival observed on the fiftieth ...

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Sunday, May 12 was the Sunday after Ascension Day, which was Thursday. In his sermon Bishop Hartley noted that the old term for this day was Expectation Sunday because it is the time in the church year of expectation or ...

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Sunday, May 5 was the fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday from the Latin for to pray or ask for and on this day we traditionally pray for successful crops as the Easter season is connected symbolically with ...

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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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