Mass Schedule – Christmas II (January 3, 2016)
06, The Epiphany
07, Octave of Epiphany
08, Octave of Epiphany
09, Octave of Epiphany
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education for all ages begins the Epiphany term this Wednesday, January 6, 2016. We will begin serving the meal at 5:45 and after a time fellowship and eating together, with the assistance of our Choir, we will sing some Epiphany hymns and say some prayers together. All blessings!
+ All Saints Men’s Group will meets each Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. in undercroft.
+ Today our Monday Morning Bible Study began its Epiphany term. The Bible study meets each Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. For further information contact Priscilla King at email@example.com.
+ The Epiphany takes its name from the Greek epiphania, which references a visitation, a manifestation, an unveiling of God before his people. The first idea of the feast of the Epiphany is the manifestation of Christ as the Son of God. “Begotten before the daystar and before all ages, the Lord our Savior is this day made manifest to the world.” The feast unites three events in the life of Christ when His divinity, as it were, shines through His humanity: the adoration of the Magi; the baptism of Christ in the Jordan; and the first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana. Moreover, at Epiphany the Church looks forward to the majestic coming of Christ on the “youngest day” when His manifestation as God will be complete. We also pray for his manifestation in our selves, our souls, and our bodies, that we may know the “fruition of thy glorious Godhead” as our perfect end. The Gospels of our Lord’s dialogue with the rabbis in the Temple and his baptism are appointed for the 1st and 2nd Sunday of the Epiphany. The marriage at Cana and Gospels that show the divine power of our Lord in some of His most striking miracles are appointed for the later Sundays of the Epiphany season.
+ The Holy Communion is celebrated this week, Monday through Saturday at 12:15 p.m.
+All Saints parishioner may obtain a Mass card from the Church office. A Mass card is a greeting card given to someone to inform him or her that a deceased loved one or friend was remembered and prayed for at a weekly Mass. It is a specifically Christian way to express one’s love. Call Julie McDermott at the Church office (434-979-2842) and she will help you fill out the form. The celebrant will sign the card and we will mail it from the Church to the family of the loved one.