Tag Archives: Epiphany

Learning from the Liturgy: the Pre-Lent Sundays

The three Sundays before Ash Wednesday are sometimes known as “the -gesima Sundays.”  -gesima is a Latin partial word, from Septuagesima and Sexagesima and Quinquagesima and Quadragesima.  These mean 70 days, 60 days, 50 days, and 40 days, respectively, and … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Epiphanytide

The “Christmas cycle” of the Church calendar begins with Advent, looking for the arrival of Christ, continues into Christmastide, celebrating the arrival of Christ (particularly in his Jewish context), and culminates in the season after Epiphany, also known as Epiphanytide.  … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

(9 February 2014, omitted in 2015) The Collect: O LORD, we beseech you to keep your Church and household continually in your true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of your heavenly grace may evermore be … Continue reading

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the Presentation of Christ

(2 February) The Collect: ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, we humbly beseech your Majesty, that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in substance of our flesh, so we may be presented unto you with pure and … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

 (2 February 2014, omitted in 2015) The Collect: O GOD, who know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

(26 January 2014, 25 Jan. 2015) The Collect: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth you right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. The … Continue reading

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The Conversion of Saint Paul

(25 January) The Collect: O God, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, has caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech you, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, … Continue reading

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