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Spring Brunch Classical Music Concert

Join us on Sunday, April 3 at 11:30am for a free concert featuring Michael Poll, classical guitarist, & Emi Ferguson, flutist and Julliard professor.

The concert is free, but donations are strongly encouraged. All donations will be split between CHA Outreach initiatives and Michael Poll’s non-profit for music education.

Learn more about Michael Poll: https://michaelpollguitar.com/

Learn more about Emi Ferguson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emi_Ferguson

Vocal Classical Music Concert

Join us on Sunday, April 10 at 1:00pm for a free vocal concert of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin (The Fair Maid of the Mill) featuring Daveed Buzaglo, Tenor and Nara Avetisyan, Pianist.

Candlemas

A feast of our Lord celebrated on Feb. 2, also known as the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple and the Feast of the Purification. It commemorates the presentation of Jesus and the purification of Mary in the Jerusalem Temple forty days after Jesus’ birth, in accordance with the requirements of Jewish law (Leviticus 12:2-8). The feast is celebrated about forty days after Christmas. According to the account of Luke 2:22-39, the presentation of Jesus was also the occasion of the meeting of Jesus with Simeon and Anna. Simeon’s prayer of blessing is the basis for the canticle Nunc dimittis (see BCP, p. 120). Celebration of the feast dates from the fourth century in Jerusalem. It was introduced in Rome in the seventh century, where it included a procession with candles and the singing of the Nunc dimittis. The celebration came to include the lighting and blessing of candles which were carried in procession. This feast was known as “Candlemas.”

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, we will be celebrating this special occasion along with our brethren of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont at their location at 1116 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 beginning at 7pm. Please plan to join us, and bring with you any candles which you would like to have blessed.

If you cannot join us in person, you can watch the livestream from Good Shepherd.

Source: Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.

The Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones

The Rev. Absalom Jones was born into slavery and became the first Black priest ordained in The Episcopal Church – ordained right here in our diocese. This prophetic action testifies to the historic, revolutionary character of our diocese and has had a lasting impact on the entirety of The Episcopal Church.

In his Petition to the United States Congress in 1799, Jones wrote, “…the extending of justice and equity to all Classes would be a means of drawing down the blessing of Heaven upon this Land, for the Peace and Prosperity of which, and the real happiness of every member of the Community…”.

(excerpted from a note from Bishop Daniel G.P. Gutiérrez)

On Sunday, February 13, we will be substituting the lectionary of the day for that set aside for the Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones. Please plan to join us in person or online. The link for our livestream can be found at holyapostlespa.org/watch

The Feast of the Annunciation

This feast commemorates the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would be the mother of God’s Son, Jesus, and Mary’s assent in faith to God’s invitation (Luke 1:26-38). The Annunciation is celebrated on Mar. 25 (nine months before Christmas). The Annunciation is a Feast of our Lord in the BCP.

On Friday, March 25, 2022, we will be celebrating this with a service of the Holy Eucharist beginning at at 6:30pm. Please plan to join us in person or via our livestream at holyapostlespa.org/watch.

Source: Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.