Saint Lucy’s Day: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Flickering candles, hot coffee, and saffron buns. This Scandinavian Advent tradition has its roots in the story of a 3rd-century martyr who brought light and aid to Christian saints in hiding. Celebrated on December 13 (one week after St Nicholas day), the feast day of St. Lucy is one of warmth, light, abundance, and generosity—pointing towards the coming of the [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:17:52-06:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Calendar of Saints: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Why do Anglicans celebrate “feast days” for various “saints”? After all, aren’t all Christians saints? If you’re asking these questions, you’ve come to the right place! Biblical Beginnings Commemoration of saints has its roots in the Bible. In 1 Cor. 11:1, St. Paul writes: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” From this we learn one of the [...]

By |2019-10-01T17:17:09-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |4 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 [...]

The War on Advent

You have heard of the supposed War on Christmas. But the real war is not about whether retailers use the word Christmas during December or not. In fact, it is not even the Christmas season until Christmas day anyway. The real war is happening in many American churches. It's not a war on Christmas, its a war on Advent, and [...]

By |2020-01-14T10:22:00-06:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |23 Comments
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