Dear Friends in Christ,
The month of March will be full of Lenten celebration at Epiphany! Yes, on March 1st we enter the season of fasting and reflection that accompanies our journey to the cross. But we fast and pray as those who know that resurrection is coming, and that joy will not be denied.
So, on March 5th, we will celebrate with those receiving Confirmation, or being Received into the Episcopal Church, along with those who Reaffirm their commitment as the Bishop joins us for worship and a brunch reception.
Then, on March 26th, we will gather for a Parish Pilgrimage to the Mother Church of our Diocese, to celebrate her 200th birthday. As part of the bicentennial celebrations of Trinity Cathedral and the Diocese of Ohio, I am returning to the cathedral parish that sponsored me for ordination to preach and lead a forum, and I invite you all to join me. We can carpool from the Epiphany parking lot at 9:30 am, or meet at Trinity for the 10:10 forum, followed by an 11:15 Choral Eucharist. I do hope to see you there!
(For those who just can’t travel, we’ll make sure that there is someone to read Morning Prayer with you in our chapel at 10am.)
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 1st. As we gather to pray, repent, and receive our Lenten fast, we do so as those who know that the resurrection is irrepressible. And even as we fast, we will celebrate that good news that is always waiting, always and already here.
Ash Wednesday services: 9am and 7pm