SLOW WALKING ADVENT

SLOW WALKING ADVENT

I’ve been joking recently about how early Christmas seems to have arrived this year….I literally saw Christmas decorations side by side with early Halloween items in Denver, Boulder and here in our valley!  The Hallmark Channel began an early cinematic march...
PLAN YOUR WORK, WORK YOUR PLAN!

PLAN YOUR WORK, WORK YOUR PLAN!

What’s your Advent plan?  Everyone needs a plan, perhaps now more than ever!  And since we are not making home deliveries of Advent boxes this year, let’s get us set up for a powerful Advent entry experience into the mysteries of Christmas.  Here’s my homemade Advent...
Love Come Down

Love Come Down

Dearest Sisters and Brothers, we have to bid a very consequential and challenging Advent season goodbye, and pass over to the Eve of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ…or do we?   This final Advent reflection crescendos with Love, the theme of the final Advent...
Lessons & Carols

Lessons & Carols

Mother Emily Lukanich has prepared a special four part video series for celebrating Advent at home and Christmas, as we prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Enjoy!
Convergence

Convergence

Well now, this is interesting.  As if 2020 didn’t throw us enough, here comes cosmology too!  How many times does God have to wave a divine astrometric hand right in front of us?!  Dear readers, welcome to the Great Convergence, when Jupiter and Saturn’s orbits come...
Knock Knock!

Knock Knock!

Mother Emily and I agree.  We both consider the Collect, or gathering prayer, for the Fourth Sunday of Advent to be one of our favorite prayers of the Christian year.  I love all the Advent Collects as my respect for their wisdom has evolved over many years.  This...
Believing Thomas!

Believing Thomas!

Today is how the church disrespects one of her own, and let’s put that right.  We considered the Apostle Thomas, hung with moniker “Doubting,” some time ago in the Great Fifty Days of Easter.  Given that today, December 21st, Winter Solstice, Midwinter, the day when...
Magnificent

Magnificent

Today, the Fourth and final Sunday in this too-brief Advent, we finally meet her.  The Queen of Heaven, Mother of all, Eternally Virginal, Luke’s first Apostle, Theotokos (literally God-bearer in Greek, a profound title conveyed by an early church council by which...
Oh, So Many Oh’s!!!

Oh, So Many Oh’s!!!

The second of our Advent hymns is brought to you by the letter “O,” as in the well known O Come, O Come Emmanuel!  I was shocked to discover the hidden gems of this Advent classic so beloved in Anglican hymnody.  Emmanuel is easy, simply a direct transliteration of...
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