Curious about the movement to reclaim an expanded season of Advent? APLM hosted a free webinar in September 2022 about the rationale and practice of celebrating Advent for seven weeks rather than four. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here. More info on the presenters and respondents may be found below. Follow... Continue Reading →
You may have noticed that the lectionary readings beginning with All Saints focus on the eschatological reality of the kingdom of God. Although we say Advent 1 is the beginning of the church year, the readings for the previous few weeks have already drawn the Church into visions of Kingdom. Christ the King is celebrated... Continue Reading →
Advent is a season of complex origins and multiple manifestations. In different times and places it has been a longer or a shorter season. It has been celebratory in some ages and until recently, by contrast, highly penitential. Also since the mid-nineteenth century, the integrity of Advent as a season with a purpose of its... Continue Reading →
In support of a documentary about the women who became the first women priests in the American context, APLM will host a fundraising event at General Convention this summer in Baltimore that will include highlights from the film. Three of the women who were ordained will be present. For more details and information about who... Continue Reading →
How do the prayer book and other liturgical resources lead us to give thanks to God and, at the same time, ask God to strengthen us for our work to cherish and protect our island home? GIVING THANKS FOR A FRUITFUL EARTH:Preparing for summer worship in the midst of climate changeWEDNESDAY - MAY 41 PM... Continue Reading →
Dr. James Farwell, Prof. of Theology, VTS & Dr. Juan M.C. Oliver, Custodian of the BCP will engage in conversation on Easter: The Day of Fifty Days. This will be followed by a conversation with two responders from parish settings: Rev. Emily Garcia, Church of Our Redeemer, Lexington MA. and Rev. Jennifer Zogg, Church of... Continue Reading →
By Rev. Canon John Hill (Presbyter, Anglican Diocese of Toronto), APLM Council Member The risen Christ instructed his disciples to “Go . . . and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them . . . and teaching them to obey everything I commanded you” — but he made no mention of using small groups.Yet the... Continue Reading →
Pillar and Cloud, an APLM-sponsored network of congregational leaders, hosted a Zoom meeting on Thursday, October 8th to discuss liturgical theology and practice in light of the pandemic. Participants included lay liturgical planning team members as well as clergy and diocesan leaders from across the US and Canada who shared resources for being sensitive to the... Continue Reading →
The Easter Vigil liturgy is rich with symbol and ritual, and the Scripture readings connect us to our ancestors in faith, living the very same hope that we live today. Its genesis is from a time in the ancient church when the People of God kept vigil through the night with those who were about... Continue Reading →
Are liturgy and scripture alive and formative in your parish? Do members connect baptism to the sacred story of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection? Do they find a connection between God’s story and their story? “Becoming the Story” is a process that can help your congregation enter the deep drama of the gospel, restoring the... Continue Reading →
APLM and Journey to Baptismal Living (formerly NAAC) offer "Becoming the Story We Tell" - a process for entering into the deep drama of the gospel, and restoring the connection between our baptism and the story of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.
This year's colloquium, on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 7:45 pm Pacific time, will feature Dr. Lim Swee Hong, the Deer Park Associate Professor of Sacred Music and the Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Canada. Read more about Colloquium here.