Following Jesus Through the Church Year

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As fall approaches, I look forward to pumpkin spice latte and the change in the color of the leaves. Every year, my family and I look forward to the different seasons. Each season brings its own unique rhythm, weather, traditions, and memories. Spring, summer, fall, and winter […]

By |2020-05-22T14:58:32-05:00September 29th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: |0 Comments

What is Maundy Thursday?


I don’t think there has ever been a child who didn’t think I was saying Monday Thursday during the Holy Week announcements. Growing up, I thought today was Monday Thursday until about age 14.  And when I finally learned it was “Maundy,” no one could explain why it was called that!

But friends, I have trekked through the boring dictionaries of […]

By |2022-03-21T11:45:45-05:00April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , |6 Comments

What is Advent?

Advent is the beginning of the Church Year. It is a time of anticipation, a time of preparation, and a time of remembrance.

Advent and Christmas are often confused. The confusion arises because most North Americans begin celebrating Christmas before it arrives. Waking up the day after the American Thanksgiving Day, folks start singing Christmas carols, and putting up Christmas trees. It’s called […]

By |2022-03-21T11:45:50-05:00November 25th, 2014|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , |1 Comment

Easter Vigil

At the Easter Vigil, we gather to hold a vigil. We gathered in darkness, just as the women who went to the tomb went there before the dawn.

Our vigil begins in this darkness and the light is carried into the midst of the people, and spreads. We rehearse the story of our redemption, our story. This is the story of […]

By |2022-03-21T11:46:22-05:00April 27th, 2011|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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