The Rev. Jessie Dodson: The Rites of Confirmation and Reception in the Episcopal Church

Each year St. Paul’s has an opportunity for our parishioners to deepen their relationship to the wider church through the sacramental rite of Confirmation or Reception in the church. This article, taken largely from the EpiscopalChurch.org Glossary, helps to explain more about the ritual and how…

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Bringing the Font to the Center of Our Life

By Dale Grandfield Certain liturgical and theological shifts in the Book of Common Prayer 1979 ended up being revolutionary for Episcopalians. This is why many still feel, even 38 years later, that we have a “new” prayer book. A clear emphasis on the bishop - and…

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All About Morning Prayer

On second Sundays at the 11:15 a.m. service — 10:15 a.m. in summer — St. Paul’s liturgy is Morning Prayer. We hope you will continue to join us! What is Morning Prayer? It is one of two Offices: Daily Morning and Evening Prayer. What is a…

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The Summer Lectionary

The Revised Common Lectionary which provides the schedule of Scripture readings we use Sunday after Sunday provides two options during the Sundays after Pentecost. These are commonly called “tracks.” The track we usually use (“Track 2”), coordinates the readings from the Old Testament thematically to the…

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