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5 Pentecost—9-A, July 9, 2017
Zechariah 9:9-12, Psalm 145:8-15, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Growing up at Saint Anne’s, Atlanta most of the prayers I heard from the prayer book ended with the phrase, “through Jesus Christ, Our Lord”, so naturally I figured Christ was Jesus’s last name. I was in high school before I realized Christ is a title, which should be preceded by the word, “the”, so Jesus is properly called Jesus the Christ. Of course I also didn’t learn till much later that Christ is not a Christian term first of all, but a Jewish one—since the Christ, is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word for the Messiah. Continue reading
A Special Parish Meeting was held on June 4 to approve a revision of the All Saints Bylaws.
On Easter Day 2017, All Saints came together to participate in the on-going power of Resurrection in our lives and world. We all know how easy it is to slip into the cynicism that is gripping our country at the moment, so it is a profound act of healing and faith to gather as the Body of Christ to proclaim a different story, a story that starts in the Original Blessing of creation, goes through Israel, then comes to a point in the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. It is this story that frames our lives and transforms the entire cosmos.
Mary Magdalene received a sign of two angelic messengers in the tomb to open her heart to the Risen Christ standing right behind her. All Saints received the sign of Beauty, which was present in music, flowers, liturgy, and the gathered fellowship. This sign opened our hearts to the presence of the Risen Christ in Word, Sacrament, and Community.
I continue to be filled with awe and gratitude for those who use their gifts to make it possible for us to see Christ, and to know him, as the One who is forever with us and for us. Thanks to all of you who worked so hard during The Great Three Days to make our celebration of Resurrection so full of Alleluias!
Laura Marshall and Sharon West
This video was taken by a local amateur videographer named Damon L. Arcangelo who visited All Saints’. Enjoy.
As an amateur photographer, I think he captured an “essence” of All Saints’ that goes back generations, and has a great eye for some of the stunning views in our church. Absolutely beautiful. See if you agree…
Thank you Damon!
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