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Trinity Sunday

The Anglican tradition is rich in symbolism. In fact you could get a lesson in theology just looking around the sanctuary of most Episcopal churches before the service. There are symbols in the stained glass windows, symbols on the altar linens, symbols on the vestments and altar frontals. There are symbols on the furniture, on various crosses, on statues and in Christian art.  Read more


Lent

The Teutonic word Lent, originally meant no more than the spring season. It is 40 days plus 6 Sundays long and is the traditional time of spiritual preparation for the great Easter Feast. Holy Week, the last week leading up to Easter is considered a part of Lent. The purpose of Lenten preparations and disciplines is the renewal of one's relationship with God and a fresh and deeper commitment to the Christian life.  Read more


Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Shrove Tuesday is noted in histories dating back to 1000 AD. The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb to shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins through confession and doing penance. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of Christians as a sign of mourning and repentance.  Read more


So What is Epiphany Anyway?

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.  Read more


Christmas Events

Christmas Eve 5:00 pm - Family Service with Birthday Party for Jesus – This service is designed for families. It is a come as you are party and does not require children to be quiet! Christmas Eve 10:00 pm - This is a traditional Candlelight service. Christmas Day 10:00 am - A traditional Christmas morning service for those who do not want a late night out on Christmas Eve.  Read more


Greening of the Church

A long-time Anglican tradition is an event called the greening of the church.  Read more


Las Posadas

Posada is Spanish for lodging or accomodation. It is said in plural because traditionally Las Posadas is held for nine days in Spain, Mexico, and many South and Central American countries. The procession represents Mary and Joseph's search for a place for the Christ child to be born.  Read more


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