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Sermon: Maundy Thursday Institution of the Holy Eucharist by Jesus Christ

Sermon:Maundy Thursday Institution of the Holy Eucharist by Jesus Christ With the Lord’s Supper we celebrate the commemoration of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist “on this night in which our Lord and Saviour was betrayed.” This is a remarkable gift from God, but before we go further… We have been reading for a week of the Passion of our Lord. And those of you that participated in the Stations of the Cross, you have followed the account of that dreadful event, every Friday Evening during the Lenten Season, as this event ends with our Lord being put into the [...]

By | 2019-04-17T09:35:29+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Good Friday Meditation: Is it nothing to you

IS IT NOTHING TO YOU A paraphrase of a meditation originally written by Archbishop Joost De Blank, and spoken before the people of St. Stephen's Church, Westminster, in 1952, telling the story of the Crucifixion as if seen from the eyes of the Centurion in charge of the prisoner Jesus.. Every Good Friday Longinus retires to his cell in the monastery of Caesarea in Cappadocia and lives over again the events of the first Good Friday, events in which he took so prominent a part as the centurion in charge of the execution party. Today we share his mediation with [...]

By | 2019-04-17T09:06:38+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Stations of the cross (1-5)

“Stations of the Cross” From the earliest times, Christians flocked to the Holy Land to visit the places sanctified by the events in our Lord’s earthly life. Especially popular was the pilgrimage along the path our Lord took on the first Good Friday. This pilgrimage was made with great devotion, the procession stopping (or making "stations") for prayer and meditation at the various traditional points where special events took place. For those who were unable to visit the Holy Land, the custom arose throughout Europe of setting up replicas of the different incidents along the Way of Sorrow, so that [...]

By | 2019-04-15T14:05:18+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Musical Notes for Palm Sunday

Music for Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 MUSIC NOTES: Prelude       All Glory, Laud and Honor                                                    G. F. Kauffmann This hymn is a 19th century translation of part of a Latin poem written by Theodulph of Orleans (c.760-821) that has been used for Palm Sunday processions for centuries. Since the mid-19th century, it has been joined with the 1614 tune for the Lutheran hymn "Farewell I Gladly Bid Thee." The prelude on this hymn tune is by Georg Friedrich Kauffmann (1679-1735), organist-director for the Duke of Saxe-Merseburg, Germany. Introit (Psalm 22:19, 21) Be not Thou far from me, O Lord: [...]

By | 2019-04-12T15:07:18+00:00 April 12th, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

Bulletin Blog edition for Palm Sunday 2019

Palm Sunday April  14, 2019 Bulletin Visitors – Welcome! Peace and joy in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Please advise us of your visit and ask for a “First Time Visitor Bulletin” which briefly explains the communion service.  Please join our church family in the Parish Hall after the service for fellowship, drinks, and food. Holy Communion If you have been confirmed by a Bishop in Apostolic Succession, you are invited to receive the Blessed Sacrament.  If not, but are a Baptized Christian, please come to the Altar Rail for a blessing (simply cross your arms over your chest [...]

By | 2019-04-12T14:51:52+00:00 April 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Sermon Palm Sunday April 14th Fr. Michael Cawthon

It is finished The sermon hymn today ends with: “It is finished!” hear him cry; Learn of Jesus Christ / to die” (Hymn #70) Yes my friends this Lenten Season is about “dying” in order that ye may live… With a palm in our hands we come today celebrating the coming of our Lord into Jerusalem and we can only do this honestly by dying unto self… Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ((e'-loi, e-lo'i, / la'-ma, / sa-bakh-tha'-ni): My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me! Many of us are, or know someone who is, in pain: physically, spiritually or [...]

By | 2019-04-14T07:07:26+00:00 April 12th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Passion Sunday Homily

Homily for Passion Sunday. On Passion Sunday we will once again be focusing on edification of spiritual growth (Homily)  during the Lenten season.  Discussing the theological virtues as a means of measuring our growth...are we getting better?  As well, focus will be discussing the words from the sermon "He was" and "I am."  These words if understood should drive our desire to Faith, Hope, and Charity.  10:30 am service will be live streamed.  Blessings, Fr. Michael

By | 2019-04-06T09:47:08+00:00 April 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Lancelot Andrewes Sermon Preached 1592 Good Friday

PREACHED UPON GOOD-FRIDAY 1592 A.D Good Friday Lancelot Andrewes: Project Canterbury: Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology Lancelot Andrewes Works, Sermons, Volume Two: pp. 119-137 SERMONS: SERMON I Preached at the Court, on the Twenty-fifth of March, A.D. 1592 MDXCVII, being Good Friday.  Transcribed by Dr. Marianne Dorman: AD 2003 Text Zechariah xii:10 And they will look upon Me Whom they have pierced. That great and honourable person the Eunuch, sitting in his chariot, and reading a like place of the Prophet Esay (Isaiah,) asketh St. Philip, 'I pray thee, Of Whom speaketh the Prophet this? of himself, or some other?' A question very material, and to great good [...]

By | 2019-04-06T16:10:52+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments
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