Why do we burn incense?

“Let my prayer be counted as incense before you…” (Psalm 141:2a, ESV) You may notice the use of incense at DMAC for only a few of the special holy days of the Christian Year. Burning incense goes all the way back to the Temple worship of the Old Testament as a representation of the prayers … [Read more…]

God’s vision = our mission

🔊 Listen to the audio from this sermon a sermon for Desert Mission Anglican Church on November 5, 2017 (All Saints – Vision Sunday) by Fr. Nathan R. Hale Passage: Revelation 7:9-17 A brief history of mission at DMAC When DMAC was formed in 2005, it was constituted as a missional community. By missional I mean … [Read more…]

What’s the Daily Office?

The Daily Office is one of the core components of the Anglican tradition that emerged from the English Reformation of the 16th Century. The Reformers simplified the monastic tradition of praying seven times a day to a twice-a-day pattern that fit better with regular parish life. The Daily Office liturgy has become a treasured devotional … [Read more…]