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

WHY EPIPHANY?: Why Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh?

You will recall that in a previous Insight Into Liturgy it was observed that the Liturgical Calendar is shaped by the events in the life of Christ, and that setting the date for the celebration of Easter sets the unfolding of all

WHY EPIPHANY?: Why Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh?2021-01-01T19:49:10+00:00

THE HOLY FAMILY: A Family Centered in Faith

The events of Christ’s early life, as detailed in the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke, namely his circumcision, Presentation in the Temple, the Flight into Egypt, the return to Nazareth, and the Finding in the Temple are all we know

THE HOLY FAMILY: A Family Centered in Faith2020-12-27T15:14:52+00:00

CHRISTMAS: Why the 25th of December?

The liturgical history of the celebration Christ’s birth, Christmas, on December 25th is captivating from a variety of viewpoints. There are various sources cited for its celebration on this date; some pagan in origin, some scriptural/historical, some prophetic. Nevertheless in meaningful and

CHRISTMAS: Why the 25th of December?2020-12-25T01:11:49+00:00

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD AND THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS

In previous Insights Into Liturgy, we’ve delved into the Lectionary and the Liturgical Calendar and how they work in harmony as we plumb the depths of Holy Scripture on a three cycle that is shaped by the life of Christ and set

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD AND THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS2020-12-19T02:10:43+00:00

GAUDETE (ROSE) SUNDAY: “Rejoice in the Lord Always”

There are events that occur year-after year on the liturgical calendar that might seem to be a sort of curiosity causing one to ask: “How did that ever come about?” Gaudete Sunday, more familiarly referred to as Rose Sunday, perhaps qualifies as

GAUDETE (ROSE) SUNDAY: “Rejoice in the Lord Always”2020-12-12T01:13:30+00:00

ANGLICAN MUSIC TRADITION: A Treasury of Our Spiritual Heritage

The antecedents to our Anglican/Episcopal worship music heritage are fairly easy to identity. We begin quite naturally with Holy Scripture, for there are 63 references to music in the Bible. For example, from the Psalms we have: “Shout joyfully to the Lord,

ANGLICAN MUSIC TRADITION: A Treasury of Our Spiritual Heritage2020-12-05T01:30:50+00:00

CHRIST THE KING: “…and put all things under his feet…”

The Feast of Christ the King concludes the liturgical season of the year known as Ordinary Time; the time stretching from Pentecost to the season of Advent; our season of hope and expectation for Christ’s coming again. The celebration of Christ’s lordship

CHRIST THE KING: “…and put all things under his feet…”2020-11-20T01:22:13+00:00

THE EPICLESIS: “Calling Down from On High”

In a recent Insight Into Liturgy concerning the Liturgical Movement various components of the Liturgy of the Eucharist were identified, and reference was made that some would be revisited in subsequent Insights. This one, then, is part of that effort and it

THE EPICLESIS: “Calling Down from On High”2020-11-13T18:29:22+00:00

EVANGELICAL: The Good News of Jesus Christ

The spurious use of the word Evangelical by political factions and the media has, over the past several decades, resulted in the distortion and perhaps loss of a vital dimension of our Anglican/Episcopal spiritual heritage. No less a person in the Anglican

EVANGELICAL: The Good News of Jesus Christ2020-10-30T15:49:33+00:00
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