Posted by Mo. Lyn on Jan 12, 2018
The feast of Epiphany is January 6th. The word “epiphany” means “revealing” or “showing forth”. On
the feast of Epiphany we celebrate the showing forth of Jesus to the Gentiles, specifically to the wise
men of Matthew’s Gospel who are the first to know of his divinity. Epiphany thus proclaims Jesus as
Savior of the whole world. God’s salvation applies to all the peoples of the earth!
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Dec 06, 2017
Advent is the season of the church year that precedes Christmas. It begins on the fourth
Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. The word Advent means “coming” and
refers to the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. It is a season of preparation for the great
feast of Christmas.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Jun 09, 2017
Just a few suggestions that may help you to get more out of a sermon.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on May 04, 2017
he Mission Share Fund consists of contributions from individual parishes and missions in the Diocese of Los Angeles for the collective ministry of the Diocese. Each parish is asked to give a minimum of 12% of their pledge and plate income and each mission is asked to give 10%. What ministries are supported by the Mission Share Fund? Here is a list of them:
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Apr 03, 2017
Holy Week is the week immediately preceding Easter Sunday. The first written mention of the
observance of these days in the church appeared in the latter half of the third century. The observances and the days on which they occur are: Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Mar 07, 2017
A mission is a worshipping community that is to some extent financially dependent on the diocese. Technically, the diocesan bishop is the rector of a mission. The bishop then appoints a priest in charge to provide worship and spiritual formation for the members of the community and to lead the mission in its day-to-day operation. That priest is called the vicar. The group that makes the decisions about the operation of the mission is called the Bishop’s Committee. It is composed of lay members who regularly attend the worship services at the mission.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Nov 03, 2016
As part of our series, Emmanuel Unplugged!, we had a great discussion about the Sacraments in the Anglican Church. We have seven sacraments, two major ones and five minor ones. Here they are, for your enjoyment, with their Scripture references:
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Oct 05, 2016
Characteristics of the Celtic tradition can be found within the Anglican tradition and are a part of our heritage. This helps explain why there are very few systematic theologians in the Anglican tradition. Most of our theology has instead been expressed in poetry, story and drama.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on May 02, 2016
The manual acts are the position of the hands of the priest during the celebration of the Eucharist. During seminary, priests are taught how and where to place their hands at particular points during the celebration of the Eucharist. In my liturgy classes a well-known dancer and actress came to class to teach us about presence and gesture. Differences between the ways priests perform the manual acts are because of attending different seminaries and the focus of their teachers.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Mar 01, 2016
Easter is the most joyful day of the year for all Christians, the day we celebrate the fact that life does not end with our physical death but, rather, the end of this life brings with it our transition into another dimension of existence. What can be more joyful than to know that and to live life unafraid? There is one way to experience an even deeper joy at Easter. And that is to fully experience the week that precedes it. We call it Holy Week.