Online Worship Ideas for Holy Week & Easter (Webinar Recording)

Earlier this week, the Evergreen Project hosted a panel of Rectors from Anglican churches in the US and Canada to talk about how they are navigating online worship and plans for this coming Holy Week & Easter. The webinar began with greetings from Archbishop Foley Beach who prayed for our Rectors and joined us for the entire presentation. He even [...]

By |2020-04-04T07:38:29-05:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: For Pastors, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Great Fifty Days of Easter: A Rookie Anglican Guide to Eastertide

Easter Sunday is only the beginning! A great fifty-day feast (known as "Eastertide," "Easter Season," or "Easter Time," as well as "Paschaltide," "Paschal Season," or "Paschal Time") kicks off on Easter Day. In the Church Year, this is quite literally fifty days of feasting. Easter is the high point of the Church Year. So it makes sense that we would [...]

Easter Sunday: A Collect Reflection

There are actually two Collects for Easter Sunday First, Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who [...]

By |2019-06-27T10:50:44-05:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Music and Art for Holy Week

We'd like to share some music and artwork recommendations for Holy Week. If you have other suggestions, please let us know in the comments below! Music for Holy Week Music for Holy Week and Easter (Gramophone) Music for Holy Week: A Specialist's Guide (Gramophone) Music for Easter & Holy Week: Classical Music Compilation (Youtube) Songs for Holy Week (Calvin Institute [...]

By |2019-04-14T12:56:57-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Holy Week: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Starting on Palm Sunday, we embark on what's known as "Holy Week." As I put it in my overview of the Church calendar and the Christian liturgical year, The last week of Lent, Holy Week, remembers the last week of Christ’s earthly life, beginning with Palm Sunday’s commemoration of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt 21:1-11). So, put simply, Holy [...]

The Fifth Sunday of Easter: A Collect Reflection

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord; who lives and reigns with [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:35:38-06:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd): A Collect Reflection

The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd) O God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice, we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Collect [...]

By |2019-03-08T15:42:57-06:00April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sacrifice AND Example: A Collect Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter

The Third Sunday of Easter Almighty God, you gave your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and an example of godly living: Give us the grace thankfully to receive this his inestimable benefit, and daily to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with [...]

By |2019-03-08T15:49:48-06:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Second Sunday of Easter: A Collect Reflection

The Second Sunday of Easter Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one [...]

By |2019-03-08T15:47:36-06:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Ways to Preach the Easter Sunday Sermon

Talk about pressure—the Resurrection is the biggest event in the history of the world. Individuals and families who rarely darken the doors of a church will find their way into your sanctuary on Easter. While our culture has morphed the moment into lilies, butterflies, eggs, and bunnies, people still desire to hear this story. And why not? It is the greatest possible [...]

By |2019-04-12T16:47:30-05:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Liturgy & Worship, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

The Whiplash of Holy Week

Holy Week is the "Week of Whiplash." The highs in the Story of Palm Sunday are followed all too quickly by the shouts from the crowd calling for His death. Then He slow-walks the next days: from the Garden to the Courtyard to the Praetorium to the Streets to the Calvary Hill to the Cross to the End to the Tomb [...]

By |2019-03-17T11:45:37-05:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Church Year, Preaching|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I’m not an Anglican During Holy Week

I love being an Anglican Christian. This Communion is my home, these are the people I'm called to serve with, and I'm thankful for the beauty of this tradition. But during Holy Week, I'm not an Anglican. I'm not a Baptist either. Or a Presbyterian. Or a Roman Catholic. Maundy Thursday On Maundy Thursday, my feet are being washed, and I'm [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:37:52-06:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

New Daily Office Booklet: Morning and Evening Prayer for Eastertide 2017 (April 16 – June 11)

NOTE: Access the latest version of the Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklet here. This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible. In the interests of making the Anglican Church in North America's Daily Office Lectionary, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer more accessible, I have been putting together Daily Office Booklets, which contain the basics [...]

Holy Week and the Cross of Christ: Notes and Quotes

Here is a small collection of quotes and comments about the Cross and Holy Week that I have collected over the years. They are sermon starters, devotional nudges, and deep expressions of our faith and love of Jesus Christ and the Cross He endured. May the Lord richly bless you all in the Holy Week.  I am praying with and [...]

The Church Year: Climbing the Mountain

Sometimes we see a “cycle of the church year” that is like a pie chart. This is very helpful in understanding the time element, and cyclical nature of the Church Year. I've used it before myself. However, the experiential element is not like a circle or a pie chart. Instead, I prefer to think of a mountain trail. Think of [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:38:54-06:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-04-03T16:10:49-05:00April 27th, 2011|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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