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Advent Reflection: Week One “There will be Signs”

With The Rev. Matthew Addington   December 3rd, 2021     Advent I Reflection   Hello, I am Father Matt Addington.  I am one of the priests here at Saint Francis Episcopal Church and I want to welcome you to the first Friday in Advent.  Each Friday in Advent we will be offering a very brief reflection for you.  We hope that you take this time to sit and be present during this Advent season.  Our first... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Dec 3

Praying with Icons: Part 9

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 28th, 2021   The Annunciation Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   The chief commander of the King’s armies, the Archangel Gabriel, was sent to Mary to announce the Incarnation – God’s coming to earth. According to Orthodox iconography, Gabriel appeared to Mary when she was hand spinning with a spindle. The icon shows how she stops and... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 29

Praying with Icons: Part 8

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 21st, 2021   Christ Pantocrator Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Christ Pantocrator (The All-ruler) is an icon of the Creator, the Savior, and the Judge. Here he is portrayed frontally as a half figure. The face is authoritative, but also gentle, the eyes are wide open looking directly at us. The two-piece robe he is wearing, a red tunic (chiton), and a... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 24

Praying with Icons: Part 7

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 7th, 2021   The Hospitality of Abraham Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 The icon called “The Hospitality of Abraham” or “The Old Testament Trinity”, is based on the incident referred to in Genesis 18: “And the Lord appeared to him (Abraham) by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 12

Praying with Icons: Part 6

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   October 31st, 2021   The Transfiguration Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke tell us that Jesus took the three apostles Peter, James, and John, those he was closest to and led them up a high mountain. There he was transfigured into blinding light; both his face and clothing changing before their eyes. Matthew writes that “his... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 3

In The Beginning by Michelle Hines

Beth Bramhall, whose parents, Grover and Mary Godwin, were founding and charter members, was about five years old when Holy Trinity decided to establish the mission church that would become St. Francis. “There wasn’t anything out Lawndale way,” she recalls, “so that’s how it came about. We were all members at Holy Trinity, and they wanted to have a presence elsewhere in town.” Peter Robinson was hired as an assistant rector at Holy Trinity with the... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 28

Praying with Icons: Part 5

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   October 24th, 2021     Processional Cross Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 On this procession crucifix, Christ demonstrates that he is the victor of death. He does not hang from the cross, he stands and shows no signs of suffering. His eyes are open, his arms stretched straight out and his feet are parallel. His head inclines slightly to one side and his... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 24

Praying with Icons: Part 4

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan (Shay Walters' Icon)   October 17th, 2021 Praying with Icons – Part 4 Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   History of The Cross in Christian Worship The history of the use and development of the cross in Christian worship is a long and complicated one. There was considerable reluctance to depict the crucifixion of Christ in the earlier centuries as that event... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 18

Praying with Icons: Part 3

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Our recordings are getting a wee bit better as we progress.  We were not able to record the session on October 3rd. However, all those in attendance on October 10th were not present for the third installment of Praying with Icons. Deacon Joe graciously recovered the information to allow for recording. With no further adieu, here is the third installment of Praying with Icons.....   October 10th, 2021 Praying with... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 15

Praying with Icons: Parts 1 & 2

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan     Each Sunday morning Deacon Joe will share a reflection or an idea from the many different Christian disciples of prayer, contemplation, meditation, and more! These Sunday morning reflections were designed to be informal discussions on spiritual practices and disciplines.  The hope is for the topics covered will provide kernels of Christian spiritual practice to reflect on throughout the week ahead. ... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 11

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