"the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!" Psalm 68:3
In the Anglican tradition, we celebrate certain seasons and holy days based on the ancient church calendar. Below are resources related to such times.
Use the search feature or click on tags in related posts to find more on a specific special day or season.
The End of the Story
By Lyn Baker | | Celebrate, Spiritual Growth | Job 10:18-21, Numbers 11:11-15, Ruth 1:20-21
In the resurrection, Jesus showed us the true paradigm of the story that started so long ago in the garden, the literal resurrection of a man from the dead. In this incredible event God’s rule and reign were vindicated. The resurrection changed everything.
By +Philip Jones | | Celebrate | Christmas, Truth Claim
Birth, life, death and resurrection are historically true, as is our need of a Savior. We cannot save ourselves. Anything less than truth is not just less meaningful but is false.
The Advent Adventure
By +Philip Jones | | Anglicanism, Celebrate | Advent, Matthew 24.37-44
While waiting to celebrate His first coming we are reminded He is coming back. We don’t know when. The time is always ripe. The adventure is always almost ready to begin.
The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
By Caleb+ Miller | | Celebrate | Acts 1:6-14, Ascension, Sermon, Theology
The ascension of Jesus is his enthronement as the cosmic king. The two implications of this are 1) Jesus gives his church the mission and the power to be his kingdom people doing his kingdom work and 2) Jesus—crucified, risen and ascended—will return therefore we must be prepared.
Pentecost: There is so much more
By +Philip Jones | | Celebrate, Spirit | Acts 1:1-14, Pentecost, Sermon
Pentecost reverses the curse of Babel. It brings together different cultures. Pentecost. It brings together different languages. Pentecost. It brings together different people. Pentecost.
Leaning into the Power of the Holy Spirit
By Robert+ Cook | | Celebrate, Spirit | Pentecost, Sermon
Amid the ultimate rescue [from sin and condemnation] we receive the ultimate gift, the Holy Spirit. Our hope comes when we lean into the gift, when we lean into the presence and power of the Holy Spirit living in us. With this gift comes power.
By Dustin+ Messer | | Celebrate | Easter, Lent
I'm excited to engage in this year's Easter festivities . There is so much to look forward to, I'm having to remind myself to slow down.
Fasting, Mortality and Repentance
By Dustin+ Messer | | Celebrate | Ezek 3:3, fasting, Gen. 2:17, Gen. 3:14, James 4:7, Lent
Why do we fast? Christians fast for two primary reasons: to recall our mortality and to flee from sin and repent. While these two reasons can be distinguished, they can’t be separated. Sin and death are joined at the hip, as are repentance and dependence on God.
Sermon: Journey to Jerusalem
By Caleb+ Miller | | Celebrate | Lent, Luke 9:51-56, Luke 9:57-62, Sermon
Join with Jesus on his road. Share with Jesus in his mission. Even when it costs. Even when our best excuses are not good enough.
Sermon: Ash Wednesday’s Meditation for Lent
By Jay+ Wright | | Celebrate | Lent, Sermon
Rev. Dr. Jay Wright of All Saints Church Dallas reminds us that during the Lenten season, as we do the work of repentance, as we use the activities of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, reading and meditating on God's word... we must, we must, we must do it all with the humility that is gift from God.