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Septuagesima and Pre-Lent

Septuagesima: A funny sounding word that signals the ensuing approach of our Lenten discipline as we embark on the journey known as Pre-Lent, a mini-Lent before Lent, which is designed to ready us and gear us in the direction of the Lenten fast. As children, we might have thought ‘Septuagesima’ probably referred to a laboratory experiment or a very challenging mathematical formula found in algebra books; it actually means ‘Seventy Days before Easter.’ Beginning even now in Pre-Lent, we are mindful of the distant dawn of the Feast of Feasts, the Paschal Mystery of Our Blessed Lord’s Resurrection. By the [...]

By | 2019-02-16T09:37:31+00:00 February 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Sunday Bulletin (blog edition) Septuagesima Feb 17 2019

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. Septuagesima                                             February 17, 2019 H= 1940 Hymnal Hymn #               B= 1928 Book of Common Prayer Page # Stand                    Processional: H Hymn number 577 Kneel                    Collect for Purity: Book of common prayer page 67 Introit: Choir Summary of the Law: B 69 Ninefold Kyrie: H 702 / B 70 [...]

By | 2019-02-15T16:56:16+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Musical notes for this Sunday – Septuagesima Feb. 17 2019

Prelude Prelude and Fugue in E minor                     J. S. Bach Introit (Psalm 116:3) The sorrows of death compassed me: the sorrows of hell compassed me about. (Psalm 18:6) In my distress, I called upon the Lord:  and He heard my voice out of His temple. (Psalm 18:1-2) I will love Thee, O Lord, my Strength: the Lord is my Rock and my Fortress. Offertory (Psalm 92:1) It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord: and to sing praises unto Thy Name, O Most High. Elevations in G                  Dom Paul Benoit Postlude Musette                              Marius Monnikendam Today is the beginning [...]

By | 2019-02-15T09:08:49+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Septuagesima Feb 17 2019 Fr. Michael Cawthon (final)

Septuagesima 2019 Do we run all of the race that is set before, or just part and then quit? (Are we running in the right race?) Just how many races are you running? Are we wiser, you know, smarter than others? Is our understanding of right and wrong true, proving our intellectual prow-ess? What motivates, what guides us each day as we determine fright from wrong?   In the Gospel reading (Mat: xx) workers are hired in the early morning hours, around 6 am, to work in the vineyard for a penny a day, and then around 9am the householder [...]

By | 2019-02-16T09:16:46+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

How did the early Christians worship?  Let’s us read of early church worship. The First Apology (St. Justin Martyr) [a.d. 110-165.]

How did the early Christians worship?  Let’s us see what was written concerning the early church worship. The First Apology (St. Justin Martyr) [a.d. 110-165.] An apology is in defense of - in this case in defense of Christians and their worship. Chapter 1. Address To the Emperor Titus Ælius Adrianus Antoninus Pius Augustus Cæsar, and to his son Verissimus the Philosopher, and to Lucius the Philosopher, the natural son of Cæsar, and the adopted son of Pius, a lover of learning, and to the sacred Senate, with the whole People of the Romans, I, Justin, the son of Priscus [...]

By | 2019-02-13T12:44:57+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The Gesima Season

What is a Gesima? “A change is a coming” as we have celebrated Jesus’s birth.  Jesus experienced the shedding of His blood at His circumcision (as he was given the name Jesus as commanded by the Angel Gabriel, thus subjecting him to the Law, while his blood that would be spilt on the Cross redeemed us from "under the Law."  The Gentiles who found Him now had to follow a different way, as is for all of us who find him thus having to follow a different way afterwards.  After his baptism, Jesus then spent forty days in the desert, [...]

By | 2019-02-15T08:55:02+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

Bulletin (blog edition) Epiphany V February 10, 2019

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 when the Celebrant approaches.)  If you [...]

By | 2019-02-09T13:23:51+00:00 February 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Bishop’s Epistle – Jan 2019 VOLUME XXV No. 1

VOLUME XXV No. 1 The Most Reverend Walter H. Grundorf, D.D., Presiding Bishop 3348 W. State Road 426, Oviedo, Florida 32765 Telephone: 407.657.0880 Fax: 407.657.4410 Website: Anglican Province of America Happy 2019 and a Blessed Epiphany Season. May the seasonal events of Epiphany inspire each of us as we seek to spread the Light of Christ through our lives and ministry. The story of the Magi has challenged the imagination of most of us as we read the account in Matthew’s Gospel. These men followed the light, the star in the east, to find the one who is [...]

By | 2019-02-16T09:24:03+00:00 February 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

On Predestination

Anglicans, like all biblical Christians, believe in predestination, which doctrine is clearly taught in the Old and New Testaments, and especially by Saint Paul, but we hold the positive doctrine of election to salvation in tension with the rest of the Catholic Faith, in which predestination is considered an aspect of salvation provided by Christ freely to all men in His Word and Sacraments. Like Saint Augustine of Hippo, we must not divorce the Church's doctrine of grace, salvation and election from the Church's doctrine of the objective grace communicated by the Church and her Sacramental System. For orthodox Catholics, [...]

By | 2019-02-05T17:14:57+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Epiphany V Feb 10 2019 Fr. Michael Cawthon

Our Journey continues today, as a matter of fact, this is our last Epiphany service for 2019. We have traveled with the wise men as they came searching for the King of the Jews; And we heard of Jesus self-revelation in the temple when he was yet but 12 years old; we were at the Jordan river and experienced Jesus baptism as the Holy Trinity was fully revealed for all to see; and from there, we followed him to Cana for a wedding feast, as he performed his first miracle; thus setting the table for our Holy Eucharist; finally, last [...]

By | 2019-02-10T07:23:57+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments
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