Easter

Easter

Bishop Mayer’s Easter message: “Love can bring light”

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued an Easter message. ——————– “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” This is the Paschal greeting, the Easter Acclamation. It is an amazingly simple statement, just seven words, but words upon which rest all of Christianity. This short statement describes the culmination of the foundational story of our faith, that of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. The Cross was not the end. The power of God’s love reached into the Tomb and vanquished death, changing…
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Holy Week and Easter Celebrations in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in the observance of Holy Week and Easter. Read Bishop Scott Mayer’s Easter message, “Love can bring light”. Holy Week and Easter Services Click the town name to open a list of services at different congregations. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter Message The Foundational Story Holy Week is when the foundational story of Christianity – Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection – is remembered and retold, both in words and in ritual…

Holy Week and Easter Services in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Everyone – no exceptions – is welcome to join Episcopalians in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in the observance of Holy Week and Easter. A list of services is below. The Foundational Story Holy Week is when the foundational story of Christianity – Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection – is remembered and retold, both in words and in ritual actions, at services throughout the week. It ends at sundown on Holy Saturday with a service called the Great Vigil…
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Bishop Mayer celebrates Easter at St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer celebrated and preached on Easter Sunday at St, Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, worshiping at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, University Christian Church. Bishop Mayer’s Easter Sermon Confirmation He also confirmed his sister-in-law, Shelly Lynn Mayer. Several members of the bishop’s family, including his wife, Kathy, and his mother, Mary, and Shelly Mayer’s husband, Cliff, also attended. There was a reception after the service. See more photos at the diocesan Flickr Gallery.

Easter Messages: Bishop Scott Mayer and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has issued an Easter greeting to the diocese in this video. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued his 2016 Easter message. View Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter message or read the text of his message. Easter is the feast of Christ’s resurrection. The word derives from the Anglo-Saxon spring goddess Eostre. Christians in England applied the word to the principal festival of the church year, both the day and…

Join us for Holy Week and Easter

Everyone – no exceptions – is welcome to join Episcopalians in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in the observance of Holy Week and Easter. The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, will be celebrating and preaching at 11:15 am on Easter Sunday at St. Andrew’s, worshiping at Good Shepherd Chapel, University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX, 76109. A list of all Holy Week and Easter services in…

Wise County Episcopalians worship in new building

A sweet incense of joy filled the tiny nave as the words of the Book of Common Prayer rang out once again in the white frame building on Church Street in Decatur in Wise County. The familiar prayers fell on the thirsty hearts of worshipers like rain breaking a long drought. On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Wise County Episcopalians celebrated Ascension Sunday with Holy Eucharist in the small white church that began its existence in 1889 as the Episcopal Mission…

Join us for Holy Week and Easter worship

Please join one of our congregations for worship during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday, as the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth join with Christians around the world to commemorate the Passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, and then rejoices at the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. All are welcome in this place. Arlington St. Alban’s Episcopal Church holding services at Theatre Arlington 305 W. Main, Arlington, TX 76010 saintalbansarlington.org Phone: 817-264-3083 Palm Sunday 9:30am –…
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Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity Presents Seminar – Esther, Isthar, and Easter

Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity at Brite Divinity School Presents “Esther, Ishtar, and Easter, or Scripture, Satire, and Survival,” a seminar examining the book of Esther, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. “The book Esther is an oddity in our biblical library. God is never mentioned, the main character is a woman with suspiciously mythological characteristics, and the story world is riddled with gross exaggeration, parody, and ironic reversals too tidy to be credible. What is this book doing…

Liturgy for Rogation Days

Cindy Coe, Christian formation consultant and author of the Abundant Life Garden Project curriculum from Episcopal Relief and Development, has written a liturgy to be used on Rogation Days for the blessing of church and community gardens. Read more about the neighborliness of celebrating Rogation Days, which occur during the season of Easter. The beginning of the litany: As all the earth is a garden, Lord, we ask that you bless this small piece of the earth. As Your Light shines…