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March 2, 2017

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musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

When you hear the names John and Charles Wesley, you immediately think of the Methodist Church, do you not?  Would you be surpri...

February 1, 2017

February 2001

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

Whenever February reappears, what is the first date that jumps into your mind? Might it be February 14th, St. Valentine’s Day? Tha...

January 31, 2017

Believing Thomas 10 (January 2000)

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

With the advent (neat segue) of January, we are still counting in the Christmas season up to the Twelfth Nigh...

January 16, 2017

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

The first indigenous North American ordained as an Anglican priest was born about 1812 to parents who were members of the Cree tribe living at...

December 28, 2016

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

Recently I was reminded of a column I wrote first in 2008 about a saint who is extremely important to church musicians. While St. Cecilia, is n...

October 6, 2016

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

The penultimate Saxon king before the invasion of England by the Norman known as William the Conqueror in 1066 was the one who is called Edward...

September 29, 2016

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

After the young American nation had won its independence from the British at least two problems of considerable significance faced the Episcopa...

August 5, 2016

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

The subject of this month’s discussion is a relatively new honored person from the Diocese of West Texas of the Episcopal Church. On August 18,...

June 30, 2016

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

A threesome of Christian musicians are remembered on July 28th:  Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel and Heinrich Schuetz (or Schutz...

June 16, 2016

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts

During the 1700’s a group of British nonbelievers identified as ”Deists” were very active in expressing their negative opinions on Christianity...

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