Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, one of the major Holy Days in the Christian tradition, in which we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and the conversion of over 3,000 people in Jerusalem. In our reading from Acts, we read that the converts were pilgrims to Jerusalem present for…

May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday “O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son…

Editor’s note: in last night’s introductory class on the Seven Ecumenical Councils, St. Vincent’s Canon was mentioned. Here is the promised re-post of some reflections on St. Vincent from early 2017. Moreover, in the Catholic Church itself, all possible care must be taken, that we hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by…

April 10, 2018, 2nd Week of Eastertide Dear Members and Friends of All Saints, It has been an exciting and encouraging Easter Season so far! We had an exhausting, but amazing Holy Week, followed by a glorious Easter Sunday. It has been a pleasure serving and worshiping with you. Every month or two, I plan…

A reminder to friends and members of All Saints: The Church offices are closed this week. There will be no Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday Bible Study, Wednesday Night Compline/Evensong, or Friday Morning Matins. Thanks!

By the Rev. Canon Isaac J. Rehberg Canon for Liturgy, CANA West Eve of Lent 1, 2018 Submitted to the Clergy of the Diocese Introduction For almost a decade, orthodox Anglicans in North America have been looking forward to a new Prayer Book that corrects the theological problems from the revisions in the late 20th…

This Wednesday we begin the 40 days of Lent, in which we metaphorically go through the desert with Our Lord in preparation for Easter. Lent began as a way for new converts to prepare for Baptism at the Easter Vigil with prayer and fasting. These practices eventually spread to the rest of the Church. Last…

Dear members and friends of All Saints, As many of you know, this past weekend we held our 2018 Vestry Retreat, facilitated by Ven. Scott Seeley, the canon archdeacon for church planting and mission for our diocese. In the first half of the day, Fr. Scott presented some basic principles of discipleship and leadership growth…

Editor’s note: This was originally published on our blog on February 12, 2017. It has slightly been edited to reflect our current liturgical customs. – IJR+ This morning we begin Septuagesima, the first of three Sundays in “pre-Lent.” This period from Septuagesima to Shrove Tuesday began as a way for monastic clergy to prepare for…

As some of you know, I am a big fan of hats. I have a straw hat for the summer, several felt hats for the winter, and even a top hat for the most special of occasions. A couple of weeks ago, I received a new hat, just in time for Christmas. But unlike most…

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