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This year, Lent with the Church Fathers will focus on the writings of the Cappadocian Fathers. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thechurchfathers/ And feel free to invite friends - this Lenten study group is open to all Christian bodies. The Three Cappadocian Fathers:—St. Basil the Great (ca. 330–79); St. Gregory of Nazianzus (ca. 329–ca. 389), also...
“Still living for today, in these last days and times...” Every culture expresses its own vision of the “good life.” Here the rapper Nas in 1996 recognized in one of the most prophetic ways, that the deep injustices felt and experienced by his people, were not as the world should be.
The following quote is from pages 180-181 of James K. A. Smith's, "You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit." (Link) If the Church is going to send out "restorers" who engage culture for the common good, we will need to recover and remember the rich imaginative practices of historic Christian worship...
This diagram shows very roughly the origin and relationship of the Prayer Book services and of other service books used elsewhere. The thicker lines show a very close connection or immediate descent, the thinner lines a less close connection, or the descent of a part only.  Dearmer, P. Everyman's History of the Prayer Book.
Many of my "liturgical arts" friends know of Peter Hallock (November 19, 1924 – April 27, 2014) through his choral music published through the compline choir at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. As we were waiting for a wedding to start yesterday, I was describing our recent Choral Evensong service to our Deacon...
Incense
Incense in the Bible The Biblical use of incense is normative. The "sweet savour" of incense was used in Old Testament liturgy as far back as the time of Moses as an offering to God in Exodus 30:34-37"And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha,...
https://youtu.be/40pY1FL-LWY Beginning with St. Matthew 28:16, we read that Jesus and the eleven travel up the mountain to receive the Great Commission. But why a mountain? To remind the eleven of both Moses and Adam. One with the Mountain from where they received the Ten Commandments and...
In this video, Father Steve Macias introduces the second chapter of Bishop Ray Sutton's unpublished book "Captains and Courts." https://youtu.be/-LWoRAvUJAQ Download the PDF here: https://www.stevemacias.com/captains-courts-biblical-defense-episcopal-government/ Beginning with a section of scripture from Exodus 18, Bishop Sutton builds the foundation for Episcopal (Bishop) Church government...
The Synagogue was primarily a teaching ministry - worshipping God by the rituals of reading, repeating, and teaching his Word. The Temple was primarily a sacrificial ministry - worshipping God by the rituals of songs, offerings, and eating. The Church in Acts embraced both (Acts 2:42) with the "Breaking of Bread"...
Today for the Feast Day of my namesake: ST STEPHENDEACON AND PROTOMARTYR "Stephen was an eloquent and fiery speaker, and a provocative one. (Some readers have speculated that some of his fellow Christians wanted to put him in charge of alms in the hope that he would administer more and talk...