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gardening with children

gardening with children

8 Ask the plants of the earth,and they will teach you; 9 Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? 10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being. —Job 12:8-10 Gardening is a wonderful activity for... read more
candlemas

candlemas

Presentation in the Temple by Raphael Candlemas is the common name for a Christian holy day that commemorates the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary.[i]  At the time of Jesus’ birth, Jewish tradition dictated that on the... read more
epiphany

epiphany

The 6th of January is the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord, also called Three Kings Day or Twelfth Night in some places. The word “epiphany” is derived from the Greek word Ἐπιφάνεια, (Epiphaneia), which means “manifestation.” The etymology of... read more
advent embertide

advent embertide

Fasting days and Emberings be Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie. — Old English Rhyme When asked to name times during the year that are of great importance to Christians, most people would suggest Christmas and Easter; not many of them would say “Ember Days.” ... read more
advent season

advent season

The First Sunday of Advent is fast approaching, and I wanted to share with you a few ideas for celebrating this beautiful season in the Christian year. Advent calendars are big business these days, and there are so many creative and unique ways that people choose to... read more
apple picking

apple picking

Apple picking in early autumn is a quintessential New England activity. I love to take my children out in the early morning, when the air still has a bit of a chill, and wander through the orchard. While the little ones tend to go for quantity, I like to take my time... read more
michaelmas embertide

michaelmas embertide

Fasting days and Emberings be Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie. — Old English Rhyme When asked to name times during the year that are of great importance to Christians, most people would suggest Christmas and Easter; not many of them would say “Ember Days.” ... read more
st. brigid’s day

st. brigid’s day

Faoi bhrat bhríde sinn (we are under the cloak of Brigid) Saint Brigid’s Day takes place each year on February 1st. St. Brigid was born in Ireland about 450 A.D. She and her parents were baptized by St. Patrick, with whom Brigid maintained a close friendship. In... read more
christmas

christmas

Any one thinking of the Holy Child as born in December would mean by it exactly what we mean by it; that Christ is not merely a summer sun of the prosperous but a winter fire for the unfortunate. -– G.K. Chesterton, from The New Jerusalem, Ch. 5 And when we give each... read more