The Brotherhood of Saint Andrews is proud to announce the 15th annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (March 4th). The Pancake Supper is from 5.15 - 7.00 pm, bring your appetite. Only $3/person or $9/family. Get in that last pre-Lent indulgence...
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Share your Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week, Easter experiences with the entire Church
Live webcast of traditional Ash Wednesday service on March 5
[March 3, 2014] The holy season of Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday and continues to the festive day of Easter. This season, consider sharing your experiences with the entire Episcopal Church by uploading photos and videos to appear on the stained glass on the main page of the Episcopal Church websitewww.episcopalchurch.org.
“Please share photos and videos by posting to local uploads on The Episcopal Church website,” explained Anne Rudig, Director of Communication. “The site was designed to be a container for the whole Church. We would love to see every congregation represented in the stained glass on the home page during Lent, Holy Week and Easter.”
For more information contact Barry Merer, Manager, Web & Social Media Services,email@example.com
The webcast will be available here.
Last Epiphany A. 3/2/14 St. Francis Church
We did not follow cleverly devised myths…but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty…No prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
It’s impossible to hear these words from the Second Letter of Peter without a prickle in the back of the mind that says – “other people’s religions are cleverly devised myths…but that’s what they often say about ours!” So rather than skate away from such anxieties, I propose today we wade right in and pay attention.
First of all, scholars agree to a large extent that this Letter which bears the name of the Apostle Peter, the one upon whom –says Matthew’s Gospel – Jesus said he was founding his church, in fact is pseudonymous. That is, it was written under the name of Peter but not by him. This is not to say it is in any way fraudulent or intended to mislead. In antiquity, the followers of a teacher honored their founding father by publishing their teachings, following on in the traditions they had received, under the teacher’s name. This was a perfectly usual thing to do and it let the hearers know what school, what camp, a speaker belonged in. Second Peter and the Petrine school and community is not mentioned anywhere in literature until the Church Father Origen, who lived 217-251, wrote about it as a disputed writing- a text that barely made it into the canon of Christian Scripture, and so also said the historian Eusebius in the early 4th century. But the great translator of scriptures into Latin, Jerome, included it while other corners of the church went on rejecting it, so it was handed down to us.
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