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

INTERCESSORY PRAYER: A Way of Life at St. Mary’s Parish

The 17th Chapter of the Gospel according to St. John contains what is generally referred to as The Great Intercessory Prayer of Jesus wherein among several petitions he intercedes on behalf of his disciples. To quote: “I am asking on their behalf;

INTERCESSORY PRAYER: A Way of Life at St. Mary’s Parish2021-06-05T02:31:50+00:00

TRINITY SUNDAY: Pondering the Impenetrable

This Sunday we observe the feast of the Trinity, the only major Christian festival that features a doctrine of our faith rather than an event in its sacred history. It has been a feast day in the Western Church since the ninth

TRINITY SUNDAY: Pondering the Impenetrable2021-05-29T00:24:23+00:00

PENTECOST: The Birth of the Church

In the Gospel according to St. Matthew (28:19) we read: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit….” This is known as the Great Commission.

PENTECOST: The Birth of the Church2021-05-21T18:16:00+00:00

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
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