The Liturgical Home: The Feast of St. Mary the Virgin

Posted on August 13, 2023
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On August 15th, Christians worldwide celebrate the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord, honoring the remarkable life of the mother of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is a joyous occasion filled with reverence, thanksgiving, and reflection on Mary’s profound role in the salvation story. The Life of St. Mary The life…

The Liturgical Home: The Feast of St. James the Elder

Posted on July 23, 2023
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The Feast of St. James the Elder on July 25th is a special occasion to honor the life and legacy of this beloved apostle. Two apostles and three total New Testament saints are named James. Therefore, the Church uses the title “Saint James the Elder” or “Saint James the Great” to distinguish this James, the…

The Liturgical Home: Saint Lucy Day

Posted on December 12, 2022
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In this article, Ashley shares how she celebrates Saint Lucy Day in the home, with a recipe for Saffron Buns! For more Advent traditions and recipes, see Ashley’s book, The Liturgical Home: Advent. My family has always loved celebrating St. Lucy’s Day on December 13th.  We have such fun making saffron buns, a traditional food for…

The Calendar of Saints: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on July 22, 2019
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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…

Why Pray for the Dead?

Posted on March 22, 2017
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“For all those who departed this life in the certain hope of the resurrection, in thanksgiving let us pray to the Lord.” In Anglican worship, we don’t pray to the dead. But, we do  pray for the dead and we pray with the dead. Many people have asked me why we do this. Most of the time they…

What is All Saints Day?

Posted on October 30, 2015
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Knowing Our Family We’ve always been curious about our ancestors, to know where we came from and who we are. We’ve also wanted to gain wisdom from the experience of the past, both successes and failures. And we’ve desired communion and reunion of some sort. I know of a family that discovered an brother/uncle that no…