Tag Archives: Feasts


Well this was the first of the busy four weekends – no wait – it’s actually five that we have between now and the end of January! Friday S was off work and the big children and I went to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Readings for the Third Sunday in Advent

We are nearing the end of this season of the church year. Tonight we light the pink candle (Su is ecstatic). This candle calls to mind the Shepherds and their rejoicing after they had seen the Christ Child. We also … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas Day 2011

Last year our St. Nicholas celebration was marked by S wrecking his truck. This year things were a little more peaceful. I did have a couple of electricians here restoring power to the children’s rooms while I was trying to … Continue reading

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A Mystical Body

Today we will be celebrating the Feast of All Saints at church. We have been preparing for this for several weeks; the choir readying an anthem and the Sunday School children learning Lesbia Scott’s hymn “I Sing a Song of … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Why Practice Hospitality?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. We host a weekly open house supper for neighbors, folks from church, people from S’s office and others and while we enjoy it does really shape our week to a large extent. … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Year (Turning of Time)

Last year my mother called on my birthday (late August). “It’s the end of late summer.” she said ” I always think of that line when I think of your birthday.” And it is the end of late summer. Yesterday … Continue reading

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  I was thinking the other day how many things we celebrate. Not just birthdays and holidays but many of the happenings in life. First Strawberries…last tomatoes…new accomplishments…or finished projects…all call for celebration. Sometimes of course we simply rejoice in … Continue reading

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Collects and Readings: Sixth Sunday in Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards thee, that we, loving thee in all things and above all things, … Continue reading

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I Give Thanks…

For cool spring weather (in Virginia?) that makes my re-organizing projects much more pleasant than they would otherwise be… For children whose growth in maturity means they can play together nicely so that I can accomplish what I’ve set for … Continue reading

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