Jump Back, Satan: The Spiritual Tune-Up of Lent

Posted on February 13, 2024
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Lent is Like a Necessary Tune-Up Lent gets my attention. It is kind of a tune-up, and just like my car, I require this kind of fine-tuning at least once a year. Spanish reveals the very worthwhile pun of “auto examinación,” (“auto” referring to the self) or “self-examination,” and signals the forty days of Lent….

Announcing The Liturgical Home: Lent

Posted on January 15, 2024
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With our series on “The Liturgical Home,” we aim to support families in discipleship to Christ through the wisdom of the Anglican tradition. Ashley Tumlin Wallace is a wonderful guide, and Anglican Compass is thrilled to publish her new guidebook on Lent. It’s an incredible resource, helping you walk through Lent’s rich meaning and traditions…

The Chalking of the Doors: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on January 8, 2024
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The Chalking of the Doors is a festive tradition for the Epiphany season, marking the blessing of Christ on the home and all who enter. Moreover, the mysterious Epiphany formula is a sure conversation starter and an evangelical tool. It creates an opening for theological reflection on Christ and his promise of abundant life. Marking…

The Liturgical Home: The Feast of Christ the King

Posted on November 24, 2023
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On the last Sunday of the liturgical year, Christians worldwide celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. This relatively recent addition to the Church calendar, established in the 20th century, holds a profound purpose—to acknowledge the dominion of our king, Jesus Christ, over all of creation and every aspect of our lives.  We understand the…

The Liturgical Home: All Saints’ Day

Posted on October 30, 2023
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Halloween is almost here! I doubt this is news to you. The stores have been filled with hanging witches and zombies for weeks, and nowhere is Halloween on fuller display than in neighborhood yards. Driving through my mom’s neighborhood yesterday, I passed by ghosts hanging from trees and gravestones placed in the grass. There was…

The Liturgical Home: The Feast of St. James of Jerusalem

Posted on October 21, 2023
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On October 23rd, Christians worldwide celebrate the Feast of St. James of Jerusalem, also known as James the Just or James, the Brother of the Lord (more on that later). St. James of Jerusalem was a remarkable leader and writer of the early Christian Church. His wisdom, character, and contributions to Christian thought continue to…

The Liturgical Home: Holy Michael and All Angels

Posted on September 27, 2023
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The Church celebrates the Feast of Holy Michael and All Angels on September 29th! We also know this feast as Michaelmas (pronounced mik-uhl-mus), a shortening of “Michael’s mass.” It is the special day set aside by the church to celebrate Michael, the captain of the heavenly host, and all other angels. Why do we sometimes…