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Pentecost and Ordinary Time

Growing up Roman Catholic I did not understand Ordinary time. To be fair though, I never really thought about it until some time in college. As a child this is how the Church’s liturgical year broke down: Advent – Christmas time celebrating gifts, caroling, good cheer, etc. 1,057 more words

Church Triumphant: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

Tiffany and I are at it again. We chose the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul coming up this Sunday, June 29th. I will be talking directly to and about St. 711 more words



Every time the Ascension is approaching I start getting anxious, hoping we can just skip it and maybe Easter will go on perpetually. I’m like a little child dreading the moment her mom goes to the grocery store and leaves her behind. 737 more words


Come Holy Spirit

So today is Pentecost. Another of my favourite sentences in the weekly communion liturgy is:

Send us out in the power of the Holy Spirit…

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Pentecost: The Promise Fulfilled

This Sunday, as we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, we give thanks for the coming of the Holy Spirit into the world.  At his Ascension the Lord instructed the apostles to remain in Jerusalem to await the Holy Spirit.  208 more words



This morning’s Ascension Day service turned out to be a very welcome peaceful interlude before an increasingly busy day. The clergy were lucky enough to have a great view of the west end window depicting the Ascension throughout the service, and the rest of us could admire it on the way out. 121 more words

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The Ascension of the Lord

A group of eleven men huddle together on a hilltop in Galilee.  They have walked the 68 miles from Jerusalem clinging to the hope that what Mary Magdalene told them is true:  Jesus is alive and He will meet them here.  195 more words