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 →
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.
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 →
The Preacher's Study - Spark your imagination early in the week! APLM contributors reflect on the RCL texts for the upcoming Sunday or Holy Day, highlighting how the deep drama at the heart of the biblical story unfolds through the seasons of the liturgical year. Posts usually offer some insight or idea for preaching that... 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 →
Every marital relationship holds great potential for the full development of the human nature of the couple. For Christians, that fully human and natural state of life is transformed and raised to a new level in baptism and by participating in the shared life of the community of the Baptized, the Church. In baptism, each... Continue Reading →
The feast day of All Saints has its origins in the feast of All Martyrs, a day on which the Church remembered those martyred for the faith who were not individually remembered by name. Eventually the feast became "All Saints," and the date was moved to the first of November. On this feast, which comes at a... Continue Reading →