A Call to Prayer During Lent

Liturgical Seasons

Stories From The Diocese

a blue, green, and white celtic heart knot surrounded by the words "unity in the love of christ" in black lettering

A Call to Prayer During Lent

As we engage a new theme for 2018, let us join together in a season of prayer.

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three children in colorful robes, white shirts, and gold crowns in a play of the three kinds for Epiphany

The “E-Word”

Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means “manifestation” or “showing forth.” From the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6 through all the Sundays after that day until Lent, this season is about the manifestation or showing forth of God’s glory in Jesus Christ.

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a wooden figure of the infant Jesus held cradled in a human hand

Advent: Anticipation

As you move through the last days of Advent and into the Christmas season I do hope that you might be able to recall to mind your stories of birth, of a child perhaps or of other significant new beginnings in your life. May you recall them, and may the memories invoke in you a desire to anticipate with joy the future you are currently moving toward.

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The Long Waiting

“I dwell in possibility,” wrote Emily Dickinson, a line that seems to embody the heart of these quiet days. But Advent is not a stopping place – we cannot dwell forever in hope alone.

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Launching into Advent

Advent is a wonderful time for introspective reflection and the stories of Advent give us a wonderful launching pad for this task.

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The silhouette of a hand holding a lit candle

The Light in the Dark

We humans are afraid of the dark, and as night falls in Advent we light candles, we reach out into the dark to hold hands, we seek to be light for each other, and we listen to the great story of the Church…

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A Piñata with children surrounding it during a celebration of Las Posadas

Las Posadas: Welcoming the Holy Family

Learn about the Advent tradition of las Posadas and join us for this celebration on December 9.

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St. Gabriel’s, Portland Featured in Book about Expanded Advent

Did you know St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Portland is featured in a new book “What Are We Waiting For? Re-imagining Advent for Time to Come?”

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A Celtic Cross in a Graveyard with the Sun Shining on it

Remembering and Living with the Dead

Remembering the significance and rituals of Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day.

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An Eastertide Blessing

A call to practice Resurrection for the entire Easter season.

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