Epiphany

“In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” (Ephesians 3:12)   The Epiphany (manifestation) of Jesus Christ to the (non-Jewish) world, celebrated in liturgical observances on this day, January 6, serves as a reminder to the Church, of the great privilege that is …

Advent

The Season of Advent Advent begins on the nearest Sunday to St Andrew’s Day (November 30) and lasts until Christmas. Advent is a time for preparation – and specifically a time when we examine our readiness for the advent, or coming, of Christ. It is a time when we prepare …

Pentecost

Fifty days after Easter, the Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost which comes from the Greek word meaning “fiftieth”. It originally refers to the festival celebrated on the fiftieth day after the Passover, and it was to celebrate this Jewish festival that the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ …

The Season of Easter

Easter is the most important liturgical season in Christendom as it celebrates resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion.  It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent .  In Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday …

The Season of Lent

Did you know that the word “Lent” which is the name of the liturgical season which began on Ash Wednesday and extends for forty days  (excluding Sundays) to Holy Saturday comes from an Old English word meaning “spring” – the time of the lengthening of days? Lent is a penitential …