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

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

HOLY WEEK: The Paschal Mystery Made Known

There are several doctrines of our faith as Christians we hold to be fundamental; among which are the Incarnation, the Trinity, and the Paschal Mystery. It is during Holy Week that we experience and celebrate the Paschal Mystery; that is, Christ’s Passion,

HOLY WEEK: The Paschal Mystery Made Known2021-03-27T01:46:32+00:00

PALM SUNDAY: “Let Us Rejoice In It”

Palm Sunday is one of the most complicated worship services of the liturgical year, for it combines Jesus’ Triumphal entry into Jerusalem with his Passion on the Cross. Indeed, the 1979 Book of Common Prayer (p. 270) presents the full title for

PALM SUNDAY: “Let Us Rejoice In It”2021-03-20T00:47:02+00:00

ST. PATRICK: The Conflation of Myth and Faith

The feast day for St. Patrick occurs this week, March 17th, and it is noteworthy for the way it is exuberantly celebrated in our secular society, with parades, parties, wearing green garments, drinking green beer, etc. So, who was St. Patrick and

ST. PATRICK: The Conflation of Myth and Faith2021-03-13T15:02:37+00:00

CHARISMS OF THE SPIRIT AND THE SUPERNATURAL

The power of the Holy Spirit is in fact inexhaustible and manifests itself in numerous ways. The word charisma from the Greek translates as gift of grace; and in a spiritual sense it refers to the divine gifts that enable us to

CHARISMS OF THE SPIRIT AND THE SUPERNATURAL2021-03-05T02:12:09+00:00

THE OFFERTORY: Our Stewardship of Time, Talent, Treasure

In 1945 the Anglican Benedictine monk, Dom Gregory Dix, wrote and published The Shape of the Liturgy, which quickly became one of the most influential explorations into the liturgy of the Early Church; and which, in the course of time, significantly shaped

THE OFFERTORY: Our Stewardship of Time, Talent, Treasure2021-02-27T01:14:46+00:00

THE CONFESSION: From Darkness Into Light

In previous Insights Into the Liturgy periodic references have been made to various Early Church Fathers, leaders from those first Christian generations who were responsible for articulating, through the power of the Holy Spirit, such accomplishments as the first liturgies, the Creeds,

THE CONFESSION: From Darkness Into Light2021-02-19T02:34:10+00:00

ASH WEDNESDAY: The Beginning of a Secret Journey

With the arrival of Ash Wednesday our liturgical calendar begins the onset of the Season of Lent and our journey of a period of meditation, reflection, and penitence culminating in 40 days with the glorious celebration of Easter. None of this comes

ASH WEDNESDAY: The Beginning of a Secret Journey2021-02-16T02:18:05+00:00
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