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

ANAMNESIS AND OBLATION: Portals to Stewardship

In a recent Insight Into Liturgy concerning the Liturgical Movement a comparison was made between the eucharistic prayers found in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and one written nearly two thousand years ago by Hippolytus of Rome, and their similarities were

ANAMNESIS AND OBLATION: Portals to Stewardship2020-10-23T02:52:04+00:00

THE LITURGICAL MOVEMENT: Past and Present as One

First, what is liturgy? From the Greek it literally means work for the people; or better yet public work or public service. Obviously we also define it more specifically as divine worship, the proclamation of the Gospel. As Christians our liturgical and

THE LITURGICAL MOVEMENT: Past and Present as One2020-10-16T22:54:50+00:00

ANGLO-CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY AND LITURGY: A Brief Overview

As part of the rector search process St. Mary’s must produce two critical documents: the well-known Parish Profile and the lesser known Parish Portfolio. The latter is essential a vocational document whereby in answering eleven topical questions a parish describes itself in

ANGLO-CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY AND LITURGY: A Brief Overview2020-10-09T01:33:59+00:00

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI: A Humble Life Lived Fully in the Spirit

October 4th is the Anglican/Episcopal feast day for St. Francis of Assisi, and while there is a vast amount of popular information and familiarity about his affection for animals and his evangelical poverty, there is great deal more to know about this

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI: A Humble Life Lived Fully in the Spirit2020-10-02T00:37:54+00:00

THE PROPERS, PART I: Scaffolds to the Liturgy

The Propers is a vast subject, not easily encompassed in one Insight Into Liturgy. They trace their origin to the early centuries of the Church, indeed their antecedents spring from the synagogue worship of the Jews. Perhaps, in a metaphorical way, it

THE PROPERS, PART I: Scaffolds to the Liturgy2020-09-25T23:51:24+00:00

THE PROPERS, PART II: Scaffolds and Building Blocks for the Liturgy

In the previous Insight Into Liturgy we observed that the Propers are intrinsic to who we are as Christians, and perhaps more so as Anglicans/Episcopalians because of how they structure our liturgy, how we use them to tap into the enormous spiritual

THE PROPERS, PART II: Scaffolds and Building Blocks for the Liturgy2020-09-11T14:59:29+00:00

MORNING PRAYER: A Source of Spiritual Enrichment

On Sunday September 13th, at both the 8:00am and 10:00am services, the liturgy will be that of Morning Prayer; with the Liturgy of the Eucharist following at the 10:00am service. Deacon Gilmore will be the officiant for Morning Prayer at both services;

MORNING PRAYER: A Source of Spiritual Enrichment2020-09-03T23:50:56+00:00

MUSIC IN THE EARLY CHURCH: Sing a New Song

MUSIC IN THE EARLY CHURCH: Sing a New Song by David Bergquist In Ephesians Chapter 5 St. Paul writes: “…but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the

MUSIC IN THE EARLY CHURCH: Sing a New Song2020-08-29T00:35:04+00:00

SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN

SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN: Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ August 15th marks the Episcopal Church’s observance of the feast of Saint Mary the Virgin: Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ; though in this case it is transferred to the nearest Sunday,

SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN2020-08-15T01:00:48+00:00
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