In the Season of Lent, the Church seeks, through prayer, fasting, and self denial, to recall her people to a renewal in, and deepening of, faithfulness to the Gospel.
We have much to give thanks for – our creation, sustenance, and preservation, and most especially the gift of grace through Jesus Christ, both in this life and in the life to come.
Harvest Festival is a well loved observance in the Church of England, and has been since its modern revival in the 19th Century.
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates;
Sermon 10.00 a.m. on 31July 2016 preached by Mr Kofi Asante Ecclesiastes 1: 2,12-14; 2: 18-23, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 I have seen everything that is done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. Three weeks ago I asked the question which was asked by the Lawyer; “what must … Continue reading Sermon – 31st July 2016
Archdeacon the Venerable Simon Gates, stopped at St Olave's this afternoon, visiting Churches in the Lambeth Archdeaconry, in aid of International China Concern.
Benediction usually occurs at the end of one of the evening Offices (Vespers if you are RC, Evensong if you are Anglican).
In large parts of the world people go through what are known as rites of passage. These are ceremonies which mark the transition from one phase of life to another.