This episode explores Hidden Gems of the Book of Common Prayer. In addition to the familiar Eucharistic Rites, the Book of Common Prayer contains many beautiful Prayers of Thanksgiving, Rites celebrating sacraments and life cycle events and educational materials about the history of the Episcopal Church. Did you know that the mastermind behind the BookContinue reading “Ep 9: Hidden Gems of the Book of Common Prayer”
Category Archives: Episco-fact
WAR AGAINST UKRAINE FORUM
ONE YEAR OF ILLEGAL WAR AGAINST UKRAINE: A FORUM
Tuesday March 28, 2023 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET
Format: Hybrid/Virtual Panel Discussion via Zoom
Appointment of Assistant Bishop
“This is exciting News. Bishop Harris confirmed my son Colbert and she has been a really important part of the life of the Diocese of Massachusetts. This is an excellent appointment for the Diocese of Virginia.”
Rev David Lucey
Francisco-fact: Ash Wednesday Service
Join us This Wednesday at 7:30 PM in-person or Streaming. Yes, you may impose Ashes on yourself. The ashes are not a technical sacrament, they are more sacramentalish, a thing where-in God is present, but not guaranteed as in the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, the essential Christian sacraments, or in the sacramental rites of Confirmation, Marriage, Unction, Reconciliation, and Ordination, the “all may, some should, but none must sacraments.
EPISCO-fact: Independence Day as a feast-day?
Does the Episcopal Church recognize Independence Day as a feast-day on the Church calendar? Yes it does, but, as always in the Episcopal Church, it is more complicated than a simple yes or no.
FRANCISCO-fact: We Adapt as a Congregation
Once we are allowed to worship in person, what happens if we cannot fit in the church? What happens to Prayer Books and other familiar things that go along with the way we did things at St. Francis? Our current reality is that when the Diocese approves the plan to worship in person again, weContinue reading “FRANCISCO-fact: We Adapt as a Congregation”
Episco-fact: When will we meet (indoors) again?
What is the status of worshipping indoors and in-person at the church? The answer to this question is, sadly, unknown. There are two areas of clarification that need to go with this answer. One concerning the laws and executive orders of the Commonwealth and one concerning the Diocesan directives.
Episco-fact: What happened to Jesus’ disciples? Part II
Last week, “What happened to Jesus’ disciples? Part I” answered the questions about what happened to St. Bartholomew; Judas, Iscariot; and James, the brother of John? What about the other identifiable Apostles?
Episco-fact: What happened to Jesus’ disciples? Part I
This coming Monday, August 24, is the feast of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle. Who is he? What did he do? How did he die? For that matter what happened to the disciples after Jesus’ arrest?
Episco-fact: Mary, “young woman,” or “miracle virgin birth”?
This Saturday, August 15, is the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin. What does the Episcopal Church think about the “virgin” birth? Was Jesus really born without a biological father?