CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Compline on the Beach

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Tybee Island will hold Compline on the Beach each Wednesday evening between June 1 and August 31 at the 8th Street crossover at 6:30pm.  In case of rain, Compline will be held at the church, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 804 Jones Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328.

Epiphany

EPIPHANY MEANS "MANIFESTATION." ON THIS DAY WE CELEBRATE THE REVELATION OF CHRIST TO THE GENTILES--THAT IS, TO ALL NATIONS. SOME CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS CELEBRATE THREE GREAT EPIPHANIES ON THIS FEAST; THE MAGI'S ADORATION OF THE CHRIST CHILD, JESUS' BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN RIVER BY JOHN, AND HIS FIRST MIRACLE IN WHICH HE CHANGES WATER IN WINE. THE WORD AND SACRAMENTS ARE FOR US THE GREAT EPIPHANY OF GOD'S GRACE AND MERCY. WE GO FORTH TO WITNESS TO THE LIGHT THAT SHINES BRIGHTLY IN OUR MIDST. 

 

 

 

NAME OF JESUS

ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, WE WILL CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS. FORMERLY KNOWN AS "THE CIRCUMCISION AND NAME OF JESUS", THIS FEAST HAS ROOTS BACK TO THE SIXTH CENTURY. THE PREVIOUS EMPHASIS WAS ON THE CIRCUMCISION OF JESUS, BEING BASED ON THE JEWISH TRADITION OF THE CIRCUMCISION AND FORMAL NAMING OF JEWISH BOYS ON THE EIGTH DAY FOLLOWING BIRTH. THIS WAS THE MARK OF THE COVENANT BETWEEN GOD AND ISRAEL, AND, IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT, INDICATES THAT JESUS BEARS THIS MARK AS, THROUGH THE SHEDDING OF HIS BLOOD ON THE CROSS, HE MAKES THE COVENANT NEW WITH ALL PEOPLE.

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