Category Archives: Seasonal

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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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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Devotion for the 12 Days of Christmas and the Epiphany

The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Epiphany 2015-2016 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. Click here for the .pdf version: 12days_2015 24 DECEMBER […]

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Prayers for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a time to give thanks together. And to eat a whole lot of turkey and stuffing, too. Below is a guide to prayer for individuals and families. This year we have provided the prayers in several formats, both electronic and printable: Printable .pdf Printable and editable Word .doc eBook (Apple iBooks and […]

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Easter 2015 CONNECTIONS Newsletter!

The Easter 2015 Edition of CONNECTIONS Newsletter is now available! See below for the bulletin insert version as well. Inside… Facing the Resurrection by Archbishop Foley Beach On the Way with Bishop Frank Five Financial Policies by Aimee Tucker Story of the Holy Oils Who’s Who? and When’s that Thing? Easter Day Poem by Donne Welcome […]

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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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The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Epiphany: 2014-2015 Edition

Printable Version Available Here Prepared by Canon Greg 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.     24 DECEMBER • Christmas Eve Psalm 89:1-29 • […]

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