It seems the day most Anglican priests dread to preach is the Sunday following Pentecost. Quite often in multi-clergy parishes, it is a given that the curate (recently ordained priest who is learning the ropes) will preach that day. And the topic of the homily will (or at least should) be something related to the Holy Trinity. Continue reading Anglican Nuts and Bolts
Now that we are in the Easter Season, it might be a good time to explore a unique feature of our lectionary (the various readings we use in church on Sundays) during this phase of Church Year). More often than not, we are used to hearing three readings on Sunday. We usually expect the first to be from the Old Testament, the second from the New Testament letters, and the third from one of the four Gospels. Yet during the Easter Season, the first reading often comes from the Acts of the Apostles, which is in the New Testament. Continue reading Anglican Nuts and Bolts
Exploring “The Lord’s Prayer” or “Our Father”
Quite often we are at a loss for words when we want to pray. We know that we want to say something to God, but we aren’t sure what words to use in order to tell God what it is we would like to express. Jesus’ disciples may have been in that situation when they asked him to teach them to pray. Luke’s Gospel tells us that Jesus’ response to his disciples’ request was teaching them the Our Father (Luke 11:1-4).
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