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Resources for Lent

March 1st, 2017 by Dan Claire Posted in News
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For Christians everywhere, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the “bright sadness” of Lent. The Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann originally described the paradox of Lent in this way, capturing well these two very different emotions that we experience throughout the Christian life–and especially during the days of preparation before Easter. On the one hand, because it’s a penitential season, we’re acutely aware of the mess that we have made of our own lives as well as the brokenness of our world. On the other hand, in the midst of the darkness, we experience God’s brightness all the more clearly. Anglican pastor Arthur Bennett captured this paradox in a prayer called The Valley of Vision: “Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter your stars shine; Let me find your light in my darkness…” Through the bright sadness of this season, may God grant us deep and lasting renewal, so that we might shine like stars–the light of the world, for the life of the world.

Join us in observing Lent this year. It’s not too late to participate and make the most of this season. Here are some resources for making the most of the Lenten season:

The Good of Giving Up. Aaron Damiani is the Rector of Immanuel Anglican in Chicago, and formerly on the pastoral staff at Church of the Resurrection. He is the author of a great new book on Lent called The Good of Giving Up. Bishop Steve Breedlove reviewed Aaron’s book here.

Primer & Devotional. The Church of the Incarnation (Harrisonburg) produced a Primer on Lent as well as this Lenten Devotional through the Gospel of John.

What’s Ash Wednesday? Check out this blog post by Greg Goebel, or this video from Jack King.

Lenten Meditation. Here’s a terrific meditation on Lent from acclaimed theologian Peter Leithart, who will be at Resurrection during the first weekend in May.

Parish Retreat April 21-23, 2017

February 1st, 2017 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Events, News
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“Going to church” every Sunday can seem like a quaint relic of yesteryear. And when we think about all our burdens and responsibilities, the additional responsibility of church participation can feel like the last straw. But God’s Word teaches that being part of a church family is rich and life-giving. “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Why do we gather? Who are these people, and why should I love them? What happens spiritually when we gather together on Sundays?

Join us to reflect on these questions together as we rest and grow in communion with the Lord and his people.

Please sign up here  for the Parish Retreat at Meadowkirk  in Middleburg, Virginia. From Friday night, April 21 to Sunday mid-morning, April 23.

Registration will close on Wednesday, April 5 and all payments are due by Sunday, April 9. Registrations cancelled by the retreat participant must be paid in full if cancelled after Wednesday, April 12.

We have scholarships available! If you need financial assistance to attend, please do not hesitate to reach out to Hrvoje.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!!!

Christmas Eve Services 5 pm & 11 pm

December 19th, 2016 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Events, News
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The 5 pm service is more family-friendly (no communion), 11 pm  is eucharist by candlelight. No childcare at either service, but the nursery will be available for parents.

Lessons & Carols

December 5th, 2016 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Events, News
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Church of the Resurrection’s annual Lessons & Carols service will be held on December 18, 2016 at 5pm at Christ Our Shepherd Church. It is one of the highlights of the season together as we sing familiar carols and listen to readings of God’s promises and the story of Jesus’ birth and is a great opportunity to bring friends and family. Nursery care will be provided.

Christmas Eve Services

December 5th, 2016 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Events, News
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Church of the Resurrection will be holding two Christmas Eve services this year. At 5pm on Christmas Eve we will have a family friendly Evening Prayer service. There will not be communion at this service.

We will also have a candlelit Midnight Christmas Eucharistic Service which will begin at 11pm and end shortly after midnight.

There will not be childcare at either service, but the nursery will be open for use by parents.

2016 Advent Daily Readings

November 21st, 2016 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Devotionals, Events, News
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The Advent season is here! To help us all prepare for the coming of the Christ child, consider using this devotional as a guide for your daily readings.

Sermon Series: NEW (Eastertide 2016)