“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…]
🔊 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…]
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…]
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.