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Spreading The Good News (For Real.)

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Our Mission Statement begins by saying, “The mission of Trinity-by-the-Cove is to spread the Good News of the Gospel...” Episcopalians are not known for our Evangelism. In fact, we dread the “e-word.” Our reticence is not unreasonable. The lesson that many of us learned as children not to discuss politics and religion has made many a meal with friends and family enjoyable, when they could have been unpleasant. Our resistance to the “e-word” is also a sign of respect for others. We..

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How our Communion is Different

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

One of the outcomes of the Sixteenth Century Reformation in Europe was that Catholic Christendom was shattered into a number of Confessional Churches. Each branch of the Protestant movement came up with their own Confession of Faith. Lutherans had the Augsburg Confession. Calvinists had the Confession of the Synod of Dort. Even Catholics had the pronouncements of the Council of Trent. Each Confession was like the Platform of a political party. It stated the “party line” on every issue of dis..

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Liturgy, Worship, & the Heart

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Each Sunday, we gather for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist includes the Liturgy of the Word and the Holy Communion. The word liturgy means "the work of the people," as in "public works." In the Church, liturgy means the order of service that we use for worship, including words, and gestures, and ceremonies. Liturgy is not exactly the same as worship. The word worship comes from the Anglo-Saxon word, "worthship." It means ascribing worth or value to something or someone. In ..

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