Posts Tagged “Christian”

The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April, 20 8:00pm at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Goshen NY

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The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April, 20                 8:00pm at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Goshen NY

The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday,April 20 at 8:00 p.m. A Joint service here with a Reception to follow.   Click Here for The Great Vigil of Easter Readings The liturgy intended as the first (and arguably, the primary) celebration of Easter in the BCP (pp. 284-95). It is also known as the Great Vigil….

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Easter Sunday, April 21 9 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. Services,

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Easter Sunday, April 21         9 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. Services,

Easter Sunday, April 21 at  9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist followed by Easter Egg Hunt. 10:30 a.m. Festal Eucharist of the Resurrection & Special Coffee Hour to follow in the Parish Hall. Click Here for Easter Sunday Readings Easter  The feast of Christ’s resurrection. According to Bede, the word derives from the Anglo-Saxon spring goddess Eostre….

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Lent, March 6 – April 20

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Lent, March 6 – April 20

Early Christians observed “a season of penitence and fasting” in preparation for the Paschal feast, or Pascha (BCP, pp. 264-265). The season now known as Lent (from an Old English word meaning “spring,” the time of lengthening days) has a long history. Originally, in places where Pascha was celebrated on a Sunday, the Paschal feast…

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The History of the Episcopal Shield

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The History of the Episcopal Shield

The shield was adopted by the General Convention of 1940 and is rich in symbolism.  The red cross on a white field is the St. George Cross, an indicator of our link to the Church of England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.  The miniature crosses in the blue quadrant symbolize the nine original…

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Congregational Ministries

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Congregational Ministries

Buildings & Grounds Committee Jim Cassel & Kevin Vesely co-chairpersons With the older facilities and buildings at St. James’, the Buildings and Grounds committee faces many challenges. We always have ongoing painting, electrical, carpentry, general clean up and fund raising projects. We are always seeking people who would like to help. Even if you don’t consider…

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Ministries

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Ministries

For most people, the word ministry calls to mind ordained persons – bishops, priests and deacons. In fact, the word ministry has a far broader reference than merely to the ordained. Its essential meaning originates in baptisms. It pertains to every Christian person. Ministry is the activity of the entire body of Christ. Each person…

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