Epiphany and Epiphanytide: A Rookie Anglican Guide

What is Epiphany? Epiphany is a Christian feast day celebrated on January 6 every year. It's also known as "Three Kings' Day." As mentioned in our Rookie Anglican Guide to Advent, the Christian year begins with the season of Advent, which leads up to Christmas on December 25. Then come the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25–Jan. 5), which lead [...]

By |2020-01-05T17:02:49-06:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , |2 Comments

What They Are Saying About Epiphany

Epiphany is January 6th. And as the kings discovered Jesus as King, so others have and others will. Lord Jesus may your light shine our way, as once it guided the steps of the magi: that we too may be led into your presence and worship you, the Child of Mary, the Word of the Father, the King of nations, the Saviour [...]

By |2020-01-05T16:56:54-06:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: |0 Comments

Here’s Why You Should Celebrate an Epiphany Festival

Anglicans often speak of the tradition of the 12 days of Christmas, emphasizing how the holiday is not merely one day but rather an extended season. The season spans from December 25 (or the evening of December 24) through January 5, and contains a number of nativity-oriented feast days along with separate saints' days. Many families and parishes already have [...]

By |2020-01-14T09:39:53-06:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Church Year, Opinion|Tags: |2 Comments

Collect Reflections: The Third Sunday of Epiphany

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The season of Epiphany is directed outward; it’s about the light that [...]

Collect Reflections: The Second Sunday of Epiphany

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Second Sunday of Epiphany Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus [...]

Collect Reflections: The First Sunday after the Epiphany; The Baptism of Our Lord

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Epiphany-what? Sadly, the time for saying "Merry Christmas" has come to an [...]

A Bridge to the Season of Lent

Next week Christians around the world will turn their hearts and minds–and foreheads–to Ash Wednesday. Inside seven days of Ash Wednesdays, people begin pondering and discussing what their Lenten practices will be this year. Worship pastors and musicians select hymns and worship songs to ensure we have plenty of ‘alleluias’ before that word of praise goes silent for forty days. [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:38:14-06:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Day Beyond Christmas

I wrote this a few years back for my children and the children of Christ Church in Plano. I found it in a file a week ago, edited it, and share it here. For a downloadable copy, go to LeaderWorks. The Day Beyond Christmas “Hey! Good News has come here! I bring you Good News.” That’s the message I heard [...]

By |2019-01-10T16:54:39-06:00December 29th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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