Collect for Proper 25 Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Sunday: AM Psalm 63:1-8(9-11), 98; … [Read more…]
Artistic representation has always been part of the worship of God. From statues of angels on the Ark of Covenant (Exodus 25:18) to elaborate carvings in the Temple (1 Kings 6:29), to stained glass of cathedrals, to the Nativity sets and crosses we display in our homes, artistic beauty helps us to experience and express the beauty of the Ultimate Creator.
The word “Anglican” means that we trace the beginnings of our church to the Church of England, through the Reformation of the 16th Century, all the way back to the earliest English-speaking Christians. The Anglican Way is a way of being a Christian that is based–first and foremost–on the Bible and the patterns of worship recorded there.