The Conversion of Saint Paul

January 23, 2017 at 4:09 pm

On January 25th, we remember and give thanks for the conversion of St. Paul the Apostle.  Paul, known originally as Saul, was born at Tarsus in Cilicia (southern Asia Minor) of Jewish parents, though he was also a Roman citizen from birth. As a young man, he studied in Jerusalem with Gamaliel, the leading scholar and teacher of his time.  The young Saul was educated in the strict observance of the Law. Sometime after Our Lord’s death, he left Tarsus and went to Palestine, where he was known as a zealous opponent of the followers of Christ and participated in their persecution.  As a young man, he was present at the stoning of St. Stephen. While traveling to Damascus one day in order to arrest some Christians, he was thrown to the ground and saw a vision of Christ, saying “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” From that day forward, he went from being a fierce persecutor of Christians to being the great Apostle to the Gentiles, making three missionary journeys to spread the Gospel to people in distant lands and of different races. Thirteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament were written by St. Paul, so we give thanks both for his journeys taking the Gospel throughout the world and also for his contribution to the Scriptures.

Post-Christmas Holy Days

December 23, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Three Holy Days are traditionally observed on the 26th, 27th and 28th of December. On the 26th, we remember St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, with Morning Prayer at 9:45am and Holy Communion at 10:00am.
On the 27th, we observe the Feast of St. John, the Apostle and writer of the fourth Gospel, with Evening Prayer at 5:30pm, followed by Holy Communion at 5:45pm
On the 28th, we commemorate the Innocents, the little boys who were murdered by King Herod around the time of Christ’s birth in an effort to kill the Messiah, with Morning Prayer at 9:00am and Holy Communion at 10:00am

Youth Study: Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life (Advent 2016)

November 27, 2016 at 11:33 am

The Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life study series initiated in Lent will resume for three Sundays to help guide us through the season of Advent. This series will take place at 3pm on Advent I (Nov. 27th), Advent III (Dec. 11th), and Advent IV (Dec. 18th) in the Sunday School Room. Young people of all ages as well as adults are warmly invited to attend. Please try to hold these dates, which will provide wonderful opportunities for learning, edification and fellowship.

 

November 27  – Dr. Marylin McKay, NSCAD

The Development of Christian Imagery: Depictions from the Life of the Early Church

 

December 11  – The Rev’d Dr. Thomas Curran, University of King’s College

The Beginnings of Pilgrimage: Dante’s Inferno with interpretations by Gustave Doré

 

December 18 – Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, NSCAD

Later Spiritual Movements – the Gothic Revival and Pre-Raphaelites

Requiem: Carol Morrison

November 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

A requiem eucharist in memory of Carol Morrison will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00am at Saint George’s Round Church, 2222 Brunswick St., Halifax. A small reception will follow.

Carol Morrison was a longtime member of the deaf community that worships here at Saint George’s.

Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord,
and let light perpetual shine upon her.