Celebrate

"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.

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Fasting and Prayer: Authority and Connection

Not only do we grow in spiritual authority through fasting and prayer, we also deepen our connection to God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All the Saints Celebrating the Feast of All Saints

It is God who binds us together—past, present and future—as his elect, in one communion, one fellowship in one Lord, Jesus. By his grace we follow in this glorious cloud of witnesses “in all virtuous and godly living” and in the end into “those ineffable joys” being prepared for those who truly love Jesus by him who truly loves us.

On Fasting in Lent

As we begin the season of Lent, take time to consider if the Holy Spirit is calling you to undertake a fast during this season, and if so, in what manner. Fasting is never easy and can be quite frustrating. But the promise is that it will give us more of Christ and that it will form us more and more into his image.

What is Lent?

Lent is about rhythm. We are rhythmic creatures. We do things in sequences and steps, marching to the beats of drummers. The problem is, there are many drummers out there, pounding away to capture our attention, calling us to follow them and submit to their stories. Lent is the Jesus drum, calling us back into the left-right-left of God's story.

Advent Reading Ideas

Brief reviews of "Remaking a Broken World" and "The Household of God: Lecture on the Nature of the Church."

Advent Recommended Reading

"On the Incarnation" and "None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God" are reviewed recommended as good readings for Advent. 

Living in the Resurrection: Mortification and Vivification

How do we live the resurrection life today? Trust, surrender and discipline. We must trust in God’s loving providence as he works in our daily life circumstances to mortify the habits of the flesh and vivify us to new life.

50 Days of Feasting

The Easter feast is an opportunity to live like the future that we hope for in Christ is already here. Like children playing at adult activities, we are invited to practice living in ways that anticipate the life of joy and freedom that we trust Christ will soon make complete in us.

Living in the Resurrection: Mental Health

In this message Bishop Jones explores why congregations, in living out the Resurrection, should become aware of ways to support those with mental health challenges.

Living in the Resurrection: Approved

During the Easter season, as we focus on living the resurrection, we rejoice that because Jesus conquered death, once and for all, we can come before God, known as sons and daughters. “Approved” by Bryan+ Patrick captures the joy of being accepted in the sight of the Lord because of Christ’s love, demonstrated through his blood.