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Collect of the Day: Ash Wednesday

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, 217)  

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Art at the Cathedral

“Phoenix has landed at the Cathedral! The graceful birds of myth and legend, brought to life from the discarded materials of contemporary Chinese life by artist Xu Bing, will be on view in the Nave throughout 2014.” Join the Cathedral community for a unique celebration of art and culture, featuring activities for families and children of all ages, global music and dance, and much more. Special tours and art activities will be ongoing throughout the day, with storytelling, family yoga, workshops and vertical tours hosted by Public Education & Visitor Services and Adults & Children In Trust (ACT).” For more info…

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+KJS’s 2014 Lent Message

From Episcopal News Service The reality is that the season of Lent, which Christians have practiced for so many centuries, is about the same kind of yearning for greater light in the world, whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere. The word “Lent” means “lengthen” and it’s about the days getting longer.  The early Church began to practice a season of preparation for those who would be baptized at Easter, and before too long other members of the Christian community joined those candidates for baptism as an act of solidarity. It was a season during which…

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100k Anglicans Read the Bible

A read the Bible-in-a-year course that started off in one church in the United States is now in 2,500 churches in over 40 countries with 100,000 Anglicans participating. Almost 80,000 people worldwide visited their website in the first two weeks of January.   For more info go to the ACNS or to participate, go to the Center for Biblical Studies.  From ACNS and the Center for Biblical Studies