The short articles from David Bergquist and / or others that appear in the service bulletins.

THE ASCENSION: The Exaltation of Christ

From the Gospel according to St. John (Chapter 16:7) we read: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate (Holy Spirit) will not come to you;

THE ASCENSION: The Exaltation of Christ2021-05-15T01:30:38+00:00

POST-RESURRECTION APPEARANCES OF CHRIST: Foundational to Our Faith

The celebration of Easter, either at the Great Vigil or Easter Day Sunday, can often limit our vision to perceiving this momentous event of the Paschal Mystery as being the culmination of the “story”. Consequently the season of Eastertide seemingly does not

POST-RESURRECTION APPEARANCES OF CHRIST: Foundational to Our Faith2021-05-01T02:25:07+00:00

THE LITURGICAL MOVEMENT AND THE 1979 BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

“…that Cranmer’s work was no longer adequate. We were going to have to start from the beginning…the shift in liturgical renewal in the Episcopal Church [was] coming at this time away from Cranmer and the Tudor deity…should not be then at all

THE LITURGICAL MOVEMENT AND THE 1979 BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER2021-04-17T02:31:52+00:00

THE LITURGICAL MOVEMENT I: Dom Odo Casel, Monk of Mystery

In the fifth century, Pope Leo the Great observed in a sermon about Christ’s Ascension (and later famously cited by the Benedictine monk Dom Odo Casel): “What is visible in our Redeemer has now passed over into the mysteries.” In a sense,

THE LITURGICAL MOVEMENT I: Dom Odo Casel, Monk of Mystery2021-04-10T00:55:53+00:00

EASTERTIDE: The Christian Season

Our liturgical celebration of Christ’s resurrection beginning with the Easter Vigil and also on Easter Sunday inaugurates the start of Eastertide, a unique 50 day season of the church calendar ending with Pentecost. It is a festive continuation and observance of Christ’s

EASTERTIDE: The Christian Season2021-04-04T02:53:24+00:00

THE EASTER VIGIL: “He is Risen! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!”

Our Lenten journey has reached its destination, the Easter Vigil; the most significant celebration of our liturgical year. It is the third part of the Paschal Mystery we observe as part of the Holy Triduum wherein we celebrate Christ’s resurrection, his victory

THE EASTER VIGIL: “He is Risen! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!”2021-04-03T01:28:26+00:00

GOOD FRIDAY: “Behold the Wood of The Cross”

Good Friday, the second liturgy of the Holy Triduum wherein through the Liturgy of the Word we hear from the Gospel according to St. John of Christ’s betrayal, arrest, denial, trial, scourging, mocking, condemnation, crucifixion, death, and burial; thereby moving mournfully onto

GOOD FRIDAY: “Behold the Wood of The Cross”2021-04-02T01:47:44+00:00

MAUNDY THURSDAY: The Beginning of the Sacred Triduum

The word triduum comes from Latin and translates as three days. In essence, then, the Sacred or Holy Triduum is a three-day liturgical commemoration encompassing Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil; the combination of which comprise the Paschal Mystery of

MAUNDY THURSDAY: The Beginning of the Sacred Triduum2021-04-01T00:40:50+00:00
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