Descended to the Dead

One of the observances for Holy Saturday is the harrowing of hell, that point in the creed where it says, “He descended to the dead” – descens...

The Daily Office

Day 6 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle...

The Epiphany Blessing: 20+C+M+B+16

Epiphany (Greek for epiphaneia, manifestation) is the holy day remembering Jesus Christ’s revealing to the world and has been celebrated since at least th...

Candlemas

Known by a number of names, Candlemas, or the Presentation, remembers Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to the Temple to be offered in service to the Lord as a fir...

Candlemas

Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy Word: For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of al...

Chalking the Door: 20+C+M+B+14

Since the Middle Ages, it has been a tradition to bless homes on January 6th, Epiphany (Greek for epiphaneia, manifestation), the celebration of Christ’s ...

A Prayer Booklet for Holy Week

With Palm Sunday, we enter into the Passion week, a Holy Week, remembering the Lord’s final days and building in anticipation toward the Resurrection. For...

Lost and Found

  For many followers of Jesus, today is the Feast of Mary. Rarely do I find stories that do her justice, but this one, a meditation on Jesus gone missing b...