• Holy Week Blog: Day 5, Maundy Thursday

    Maundy Thursday, the fifth day of Holy Week   No, it’s not “Monday Thursday!”  Maundy derives from the original title of this day, Mandatum in Latin which meanscommanded or mandated.  In John’s Gospel traditionally read during the Maundy liturgy Jesus gives His disciples, His very best friends, a new commandment

  • Holy Week Blog: Day 4, Holy Wednesday

    Tradition refers to this day as Spy Wednesday, so named because Egeria’s journal tells us that the gospel narration of Judas secretly fixing the price and details of his betrayal of Jesus was read in Jerusalem on the evening of Holy Wednesday.  She records the public reading was so disturbing

  • Radio Message, April 11, 2017

    This week Father Brooks encourages us to reflect during this Holy Week 2017, and prepare ourselves for the celebration of Easter Sunday, the rising of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  

  • Holy Week Blog: Day 3, Holy Tuesday

    By Father Brooks Keith, April 11, 2017 By long tradition today we contemplate the Second Servant Song of Isaiah, found in Isaiah 49:   The Lord called me before I was born…and he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”….And now the Lord

  • Holy Week Blog: Holy Monday, the 2nd Day

    The Book of Isaiah: The Suffering Servant By Father Brooks Keith, April 10, 2017 Despite my temptation to invoke a young Burt Ward’s excited exclamation during the campy 1960’s Batman television show (“Holy Monday, Batman!”), this second day of Holy Week begins a three-day cycle of the Great Week.  Holy

  • Holy Week Blog: The Sunday of Palms

    Day 1: Palm Sunday By Father Brooks Keith, April 9, 2017 Here we go, plunging into the Great Week!  Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry makes the fascinating point that while the Roman Procurator of Judea, one Pontius Pilate, is entering Jerusalem with a phalanx of Roman legionnaires to take up

  • Holy Week Blog: The Drama of Holy Week

    By: Father Brooks Keith, Sunday, April 9, 2017 365 days in the Christian year.  45 days in the penitential season of Lent (counting the Sundays).  Now we focus upon the 7 days called Holy Week, the summit of the entire Christian calendar.  Our early Christian forebears called this the Great

  • Radio Message, Week 4 March 2017:

    Father Brooks talks this week about using the season of Lent to practice forgiveness – letting go of old hurts and pains. He encourages us to release those (or that person) who causes us to be in pain or angry, be he/she living or dead.  Use this Lenten Season to

  • March, 2017 “Living The Resort Life”: What Is Lent?

    This month Father Brooks Keith talks with Mary Cotton, Mother Emily Lukanich, and Katie Campbell about what Lent means to them, and what it means in the Episcopal Church. How does our past influence our ability to grasp and practice centering faith during the Lenten Season? LISTEN TO THE SHOW

  • Easter Lilies

    Remembering loved ones and honoring friends and family is an Easter tradition at Transfiguration. Beautiful lilies will adorn both worship sites for Easter Sunday services.  By completing and returning the form below, along with your payment, the names of those remembered or honored will be listed in a special bulletin

  • March, 2017 Week 2: Hit the Reset Button

    Father Brooks reminds us that Lent is time to experience a “re-setting” of who we are – some give something up that they enjoy. We encourage you to give up something that hurts you – that keeps you from a fulfilling life. Make one change that would have an impact;

  • March 2017, Week 1: Find a New Pattern

    This week Father Brooks encourages you to reconnect to what is most important in our life, in our relationships, and in God. While March is known for the NCAA Tournament celebration, Transfiguration is celebrating Lent – a time of renewal, of Spring, of finding a better self. Listen to Father

  • The History of the Vail Interfaith Chapel

    A Community of Faiths: A Tradition of Service Author: Vail Religious Foundation When Vail was in its infancy, religious services were held in a variety of unlikely locations – lodges, bars and restaurants, to name a few. As the services became more requested, it was more and more difficult for

  • Ashes to Go a Big Hit

    Ashes to Go: Local Episcopal priest takes his Ash Wednesday show on the road VAIL — When God told us to “go forth,” he might have meant something similar to Ashes to Go. Rev. Brooks Keith took his Ash Wednesday show on the road, and blessed hundreds of people in

  • Radio Message, Week 4 February – March, 2017: Lent is Upon Us

    The Lenten Season begins this week with the celebration on “Fat” or Shrove Tuesday –  join our youth Tuesday night, February 28 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a delicious pancake supper (donations encouraged). Ash Wednesday kicks off Lent, the church season during which we follow the footsteps of Jesus, foregoing

  • Radio Message, February Week 3: Agape or Caritas

    What is the love meant by the Latin word “caritas”? Similar to the Greek word “agape”, in the Dictionary of Spiritual Terms, it means “selfless love” or human compassion for one’s neighbor. How do we give to others? What if we took the focus off ourselves and onto serving others? Father Brooks

  • Living the Resort Life, February 2017

    This month on “Living the Resort Life” on KZYR, 97.7 True Local Radio: What is life really like here in the “Happy Valley” we call home? This week Father Brooks Keith brings in Vail Valley Medical Center Chaplain Denise Delaney to discuss the abnormalities of having a “regular” life –

  • Radio Message, February Week2: Phileo – Brotherly Love

    February is the month of love, and Father Brooks is exploring the various meanings of love from the Greeks – these include eros, phileo, agape, and storge. This week he focuses on Phileo, or Philadelphia – brotherly love. How can we love our neighbors as ourselves, and what can we

  • Radio Message, February 2017 Week 1: Meanings of Love

    As we enter the month of February, Father Brooks explains the four different types of love as defined by  words in Greek. This weeek, he talks about Eros, the heart pounding romantic love that can lead to marriage. Father Brooks talks to people of all ages about marriage – thos thinking about marriage,

  • Radio Message, January 2017, Week 4: Winter Is a Feeling

    This week Father Brooks talks about how winter is a feeling inside of us, not just a season of the year. Sometimes that feeling brings joy and happiness to those who love to ski, snowshoe, be cozy by a fire. For others, it’s a feeling of frustration, coldness of heart,