Households may be in a rhythm of setting aside extra space for God during the season of Advent and so these cards are an easy way to extend that space during the season of Christmas.
Candlemas: History, Traditions…And Crepes!
On February 2, exactly 40 days after Christmas, we commemorate Mary’s adherence to the Mosaic law as she entered the Temple for the ritual purification, as explained in Leviticus 12:2-8. Also, forty days was the time when a firstborn was brought to the Temple to be dedicated to the Lord (Exodus 13:2-12).
Three Keys to Living the Liturgical Year at Home (without overwhelm)
The key to expanding our traditions and journeying joyfully into the church year is three fold – flexibility, simplicity and repeatability.
Another liturgical year is coming to an end. It’s time to reflect and give thanks.
Advent is the beginning of church year, which means late November is the end: a good time to focus on the past year’s gifts.
St. Simon & St. Jude: Never Too Punk Rock for Jesus
The disciples would be seen as misfits in tension with the established social norms and hierarchies. Sounds pretty punk rock to me.
St. James of Jerusalem, Pillar of the Church
How many of our current events—in politics or in our church deliberations—get stuck in frustrating stalemates?
Three things I hope we’ll remember on the 4th of July
It’s important to celebrate the best of America while remaining mindful of the worst.