November 27, 2014

posted Dec 1, 2014, 9:40 AM by Church Secretary

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

The following is from our Episcopal Book entitled Holy Women, Holy Men and is used to remember Saints, special people who we remember in our faith and festivals, etc.  This is from Thanksgiving Day:

 

Agricultural festivals are of great antiquity, and common to many religions. Among the Jews, the three pilgrimage feasts, Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles, each had agricultural significance. Medieval Christianity also developed a number of such observances, none of which, however, were incorporated into the Prayer Book.


Our own Thanksgiving Day finds its roots in observances begun by colonists in Massachusetts and Virginia, a tradition later taken up and extended to the whole of the new American nation by action of the Continental Congress.

 

This is the prayer for Thanksgiving Day! 

 

Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for
the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors
of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful
stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our
necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the
glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen. 

 

See ya Sunday!

 

Peace & Blessings,

Gary+

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