Every culture develops unique calendars to mark important moments in the story that is supposed to shape its members. Considering holidays in America, our calendar teaches us to honor pilgrims, patriots and presidents because they cultivate in us a love of freedom. As the archetypal community, the church has a calendar that transcends all national borders and linguistic barriers.
The church calendar is organized around two primary cycles, between which is “ordinary time.” The incarnational cycle centers around the birth of Jesus, beginning with Advent, climaxing at Christmas and ending with the celebration of Jesus’ baptism on the Sunday following Epiphany. The paschal cycle centers around the death and resurrection of Jesus and is the more important of the two cycles (for there would be no celebration of Christmas were it not for Easter). The paschal cycle includes the season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter, ending with Pentecost.
“Christ and the Two Criminals”
Michael Dorr & Evan Schwartz
I have devoted myself these past twelve months to writing only sonnets so when this project began, I sought to represent Christ and the two criminals crucified with Him – not only their views but their very bodies -as sonnets. But one of the condemned speaks a mere nine words, while the other utters forty-two. Christ himself says just thirteen words and only to one of the criminals.
Dear RezYouth Family,
On behalf of myself and all our Leaders, we want to thank you for making this retreat a success. We’re always competing with other youth activities, so we are grateful for all the youth that showed up. Once again we were the largest group!
This year’s theme was an attempt to encourage our youth to think of their lives as extraordinary in the purposes of God. They are “set apart for something bigger than ordinary.” Our group discussions included the topics of being “Set apart by Grace, for the good of the world, and by Jesus” all with a focus on Daniel’s life and his interactions with King Nebuchadnezzar and his kingdom.
Join the Arts Ministry on the third Thursday (except for February when we’ll reschedule to the Fourth Thursday) of every month in 2018.
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