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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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Sunday, January 20 was the second Sunday after Epiphany. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Mark 1:1 “Behold I send my messenger before me…” This messenger was John the Baptist and his baptism of ...

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Sunday, January 13 was the first Sunday after Epiphany. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the gospel for the day, St. Luke 2:41, Jesus in the temple when he was twelve. This is one of the most popular Bible stories ...

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Sunday, January 6 was Epiphany Sunday designated in the Books of Common Prayers as The Epiphany, or the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Bishop Hartley explained in his sermon that this day is the start of a new season ...

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On Christmas Eve we gathered at St. Francis for the traditional midnight mass or communion service, as is traditional in Episcopal churches, except we did ours at 7:00 p.m. since most of us would not make it until midnight. The ...

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Sunday, December 23rd was the fourth Sunday in advent and the last before Christmas. Altar and vestment colors return to royal blue and the fourth candle on the advent wreath is lit. This candle is known in the Anglican tradition ...

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Sunday, December 16 was the third Sunday in advent known in the Anglican tradition as Rose Sunday because the altar and vestment colors are rose to remind us of the nearness of what we are waiting for: the new life ...

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