Sunday, November 24, 2013

"Stations of the Nativity" at Holy Trinity this Year...come check it out

Preparing for the Christmas holidays is always a busy and hectic time that distracts us from the Advent/Christmas Season’s true meaning, which is that God Himself has come to us in the Person of Jesus. 

During Advent, our beautiful Stations of the Cross  in  the  nave  will  be  replaced  with reproductions of fine art paintings, along with scripture passages and meditations,  that  narrate  the  story  of  the Incarnation.  You can walk The Stations of the Nativity in Advent similarly to our walking the Stations of the Cross in Lent. These paintings will bring Jesus to us in new and special way this Christmas. 

On Saturday, December 7, at 10:30 am,  you are invited to gather in the nave of the church (160 Merovan Drive, N. Augusta 29860) to participate in The Stations  of the Nativity.  You can also come view these paintings and enter into the Scripture and meditations on your own; just call 803-341-0075 to assure the church is open.

Here are art pieces selected.  Do you know the artist, and can you match the paintings with the events they depict from the Nativity Narratives?


Holy Trinity Advent Study: Living Generously

I was blessed by our discussion this past Wednesday evening following our first Living Generously video.   I am thankful to all of you who are coming to wrestle with the Christian virtue of generosity and how our culture, even our very human nature, pushes back against this call of Christ for our lives.   St. Paul  in  Galatians 5  describes generosity as a “Fruit of the Spirit,” for so it is; it is God’s Holy Spirit who enables us to live lives larger than ourselves and sacrificially give our resources for the well-being and benefit of others.  I also very much appreciate Mike, Tom, Twyla, Wayne and Rich for planning and presenting to us this Advent Study.     
                              Fr. Rob

Christ The King Sunday

This is the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year, known as Christ the King Sunday.  Since we have worked our way through the various themes of the Church Year, it is fitting that we should end up with this wonderful conclusion and acclamation … Christ is King! 

Note that Christ the King Sunday immediately precedes Advent which is our season to explore the themes surrounding the coming of Christ, both His first coming humbly in a manger in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, and His second coming in power and glory as ruler of all Creation at the Last Day.  On Christ the King Sunday we should ponder our readiness to meet Christ face-to-face at the end of our earthly pilgrimage, as well as  celebrate Christ as “King of kings and Lord of lords.”

                        Fr. Rob