Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Thu, 02/24/2022 - 3:13pm
What is it? Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck (Rector at St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, MA). In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. How do I vote? go to: www.lentmadness.org. Click on image or here for more details.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Thu, 12/30/2021 - 2:52pm
It is a tradition in many Christian households to offer an Epiphany House Blessing using chalk to mark the current year and the initials of the Magi above the outside doorways of homes. A cross is placed between each of the letters; this year the marking would be 20+C+M+B+22 (each year the last two digits would change). Then the prayer listed below (scroll down or click on the Moravian Star) is said.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Mon, 11/08/2021 - 8:33am
At Holy Spirit Verona we share in three weeks of "Pre-Advent" -- the three Sundays between All Saints and Advent 1. During this time we encourage you to take an intentional “pause” before the waiting and preparing of Advent. Advent used to be seven weeks, up until the 12th century, and there is a small movement within the Church to return to that (theadventproject.org). Many of the scripture readings and prayers after All Saints give a hint or lean towards Advent, so Father Jerry says... why not just go there!