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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

   The passion begins. Ironically, the journey toward the most intense suffering is launched at the moment of greatest accolade. This is always the insidious deception associated at times with human approval. It is often fickle, shallow and insincere. Perhaps the Jubilation of Palm Sunday was not insincere. No doubt it was spontaneity without commitment, …

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Palms on Palm Sunday

Palms on Palm Sunday

In general, the palm is a symbol of victory and triumph. It is associated with the rejoicing that comes with victory. Thus saints, especially martyrs, are often depicted carrying the palm of victory – they have triumphed over sin and won the victory of heaven. All the Gospels recall the triumphant entry of Jesus into …

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What does Hosanna Mean?

What does Hosanna Mean?

Hosanna is an ancient Hebrew exclamation which basically means, “save us!” The word Hosanna appears in psalm 118 verse 25, “Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray give us success!” This psalm was sung in Jerusalem during Passover with people waving palm branches as sings of victory and joy. Palm Sunday commemorates …

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The Sacrament of Confession

The Sacrament of Confession

The Sacrament of Penance, also known as Confession or Reconciliation, is the method given by Christ to the Church by which individual men and women may be freed from sins committed after receiving Baptism. The goal of this sacrament is the reconciliation of sinners with God through the healing of the soul which has been …

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Why Don’t We Say Alleluia During Lent

Why Don’t We Say Alleluia During Lent

Throughout the liturgical year, the Church makes certain changes to the Mass to reflect the liturgical season. Next to the change in the color of the priest’s vestments, the absence of the Alleluia during Lent is probably the most obvious. The Meaning of the Alleluia The Alleluia comes to us from Hebrew, and it means …

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Wednesday Evenings during Lent

Wednesday Evenings during Lent

Each Wednesday during Lent, we will begin with Holy Eucharist with Penitential Office at 5:45 p.m. After the Eucharist, we will meet for a soup and salad dinner in the parish hall. These meatless soup dinners are designed for us to come together as a parish family to support one another with our Lenten fasting. …

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Our traditional Ash Wednesday services of Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes will be this Wednesday, March 1. There will be a Said Service at 7:00 a.m. and a Choral Service at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to worship at one of these services and then leave in silence as we contemplate the seriousness of …

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Join us this Tuesday, February 28, for our traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper in the parish hall to celebrate the end of the Epiphany Season and to prepare for the Lenten Fast. We will serve pancakes, sausage, and bacon along with coffee, orange juice and milk to drink. We need everyone’s help in this project, …

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Redeeming the Time: The Season of Lent (Pt.2)

Redeeming the Time: The Season of Lent (Pt.2)

In the previous Anglican Moment, I reiterated the fact that one of the purposes for Christ’s Incarnation was to reclaim the entirety of God’s creation for God and His holy purposes which in the beginning He called “good”. I emphasized that part of this creation, of course, is time. In Ephesians 5:16, St. Paul exhorts …

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Redeeming the Time: The Season of Lent

Redeeming the Time: The Season of Lent

Just prior to the start of the Advent Season, I explained that one of the purposes for Christ’s Incarnation was to reclaim the entirety of God’s creation for God and His holy purposes which in the beginning He called “good.” I emphasized that part of this creation, of course, is time. In Ephesians 5:16, St. …

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