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..
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2017
In both Jewish and Christian traditions The Psalms has been called the prayer book of the Bible. It is a collection of prayers that has been used in worship from the time of ancient Israel up to the present. Because the psalms range so widely in emotional expression, from the heights of adoration and praise to the depths of vengeful curses against the enemy, they have special relevance to our prayer life. They teach us to hide nothing from God. Rather they speak to all that is real in our live..
Posted on Friday, April 07, 2017
You are not too late to enjoy another in season Men of Trinity breakfast before we move to our summer “headquarters”! On Monday, April 10th, at 8 am in the parish hall, Father Edward will speak to the Men of Trinity and share his vision for the future as well as review the church season. This end of season up-date is proving to be one of our more popular breakfasts before many of us head back up north. With all the great things going on at Trinity-by-the-Cove, why not stop in for a m..
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017
In the November Trinitarian Mother Jean wrote, “God desires healing of brokenness. That term 'brokenness' includes a full range of conditions including physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and social issues. Any kind of brokenness creates a barrier to receiving divine grace and healing." Many of us are using the Living Compass Living Well Through Lent 2017 as a guide for our journey through Lent. This resource uses the topic of 'Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Min..
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 ..
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
In order to understand a passage of Scripture, one must determine the single meaning of the passage based on the original intent of the author. Sound familiar? That's how I was taught to read Scripture, anyway. The upshot: Scripture has a single meaning—a literal one—and the task of the reader is to uncover what the author's intent was at the time that he wrote it. This is an approach that is rife with problems, to put it mildly (since when does anything have a "single meaning"? is it ..
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study Group We are a group of women gathering for Bible study and fellowship. Our discussions are guided by reading scripture, listening for God’s voice and discerning meaning for our contemporary lives. Each week we have the opportunity to share our inspiration and our questions -- the blessings of growing closer in our relationship with God and challenges of living into our Christian faith. This season we continue to explore the lives and testi..
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016
At this stage in Advent (now 3 weeks in), one wonders whether there is any point in taking on an Advent discipline or "living into" the season of Advent, if one isn't already doing so. I sometimes find myself asking this question—even priests aren't immune from "running behind," liturgically speaking. Is it possible to play catch-up on Advent in the middle of December, and be attentive to this season as we watch and wait for the coming of the Lord? The short answer: absolutely. One way to d..
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