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From the Rector #48

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

As I’ve written previously in this season of Lent, Anglican Christianity reads the Ten Commandments as they are described in the Book of Exodus (as opposed to the way they are listed in the Book of Deuteronomy). In his biblical commentary Exodus 20-40, William Johnstone, an emeritus ...

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From the Rector #47

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

A few weeks ago I offered a quick survey of the Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue or Ten Words, for the Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study as a prelude to the Sermon on the Mount and for the Rector’s Forum as a prelude to our use of these Ten Words in several liturgies ...

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From the Rector #46

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

For the next several weeks, both the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Choral Eucharists will include at the beginning of those liturgies the recitation of the Ten Commandments from the Book of Exodus. They are also known as the Decalogue (i.e., Ten Words) and are often divided into two “tables of the ...

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God Moment - Stations of the Cross

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Posted by Hal Gordon on

The word “Palmer” originally meant a pilgrim who had visited the Holy Land, and returned with a palm leaf as a sign that he or she had made the journey. Last November, I was privileged to perform the Stations of the Cross while walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem in the company of ...

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From the Rector #45

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

Today is the First Sunday in Lent, which is a time to prepare ourselves through inward repentance and outward acts of love to celebrate the joy of Easter Day. In order to mark this shift into a new season, there are some changes to the normal patterns in our liturgies. This morning, for example, ...

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