Category Archives: Seasonal

Remember Again Our Heroes and Saints

Every Wednesday night during communion at All Saints in Peachtree City,Fr. Michael Fry leads parishioners through exploring the life of a saint – apractice he began several years ago. “It’s no mystery why the biggest blockbusters at the movie theaters are all superheroes!” says Fr. Michael. “Because human beings are wired for heroes… people we […]

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Advent Prayers and Lessons

Advent is the beginning of the Church Year.  It is a time of anticipation, a time of preparation, and a time of remembrance. Click here to download the Advent Collects (Prayers) and Scripture lessons, including the daily collects for each day of the week.  This can be used for individual and family prayer.

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St. Matthew and the Risen Jesus

By Dr. Michael Matlock, Assisting Priest at St. Andrew’s Anglican, Versailles, KY, and Chair of the Department of Inductive Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. “If the coming into existence of the Nazarenes, a phenomenon undeniably attested by the New Testament, rips a great hole in history, a hole of the size and shape of […]

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Easter Week Printable Scriptures and Collects

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Holy Week Lessons and Prayers

Lessons and Prayers for Holy Week

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Printable Lent Prayers and Readings for Individuals and Families

For each week’s Gospel reading, read either the entire passage or a few verses each day, then pray the accompanying collect for the current week. The printable version is here. Ash Wednesday (February 14) through February 17 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days of Lent, […]

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The Twelve Days of Christmas For Individuals and Families

The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Epiphany 2017-2018 Edition  The Twelve Days and the Epiphany are a great time to spend a few moments each day in prayer, scripture, and praise. These simple devotions, based on the Daily Office, are designed to be short but focused.  Printable Version   24 DECEMBER • Christmas Eve Psalm […]

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Please Hold On!

An Advent Reflection By Bishop David C. Bryan. The Right Rev’d David C. Bryan serves as Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas and Assisting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South and the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. Part of being married is learning how to live happily with differences. One of these “differences” in […]

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Remembering the Saints during Advent

The usual Advent calendars help children count down to Christmas by giving candy or toys each day. Desiring something less consumerist and more connected to our faith during Advent, ADOTS Communications Associate Rachel Moorman took a cue from a tradition her mother-in-law used to have with her own children during Advent: sharing the history of […]

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Lent Readings and Prayers for Individuals and Families

Lent is approaching!  Check out our resource for families and individuals to prepare for and observe Ash Wednesday and each Sunday in Lent. Prepared by Rachel Moorman, ADOTS Communications Associate, this guide will help you pray that week’s collect, and then follow a Gospel reading guide in preparation for the upcoming Sunday. It also includes […]

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This Christmas: Don’t Forget the Care

By Ruth Gray All Saints Anglican Church, Peachtree City, GA Fireplaces and their imagery have always held a great attraction for me. Just recently I learned that the Latin word for ‘hearth’ is focus. Wow! Home. Hearth. Fireside. Warmth. Light. In times past, family life revolved around the hearth where the food was cooked, the […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Prayers and Lessons for Families and Individuals

The Twelve Days and the Epiphany are a great time to spend a few moments each day in prayer, scripture, and praise. These simple devotions, based on traditional feasts and fasts, along with other devotional areas, are designed to be short but focused. A printable version may be found here.   24 DECEMBER • Christmas […]

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Take a Walk This Christmas Season

I feel more than a little strange when venturing into stores this time of year. It’s an other-worldly feeling that’s grown as our family Christmas traditions and values have changed and solidified over the past nine years. For the Moorman family (my immediate family and in-laws), our alternative approach to Christmas gifts started in 2007 […]

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Lent: Explanation and Invitation

By Canon Dan Alger, Canon for Church Planting Tomorrow begins our celebration of the season of Lent. Lent is the season of preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Before we can truly experience the joy of the atoning work of Christ on the cross and his victory in the resurrection, we must understand what it […]

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