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NEWSLETTER ADVENT/CHRISTMAS 2017

T H E   B E N E D I C T I O N Newsletter of St. Benedict’s Anglican Catholic Church
OWORSHIPTHELORDINTHEBEAUTYOFHOLINESS Our parish (founded in 1979) has maintained the Liturgy of the traditional Book of Common Prayer. Our preaching and teaching draw on the Holy Scriptures in light of the Tradition of the Church from the earliest days.
Advent/ Christmas 2017 From the Rector’s DeskAdvent is the first season of the Church year, and the idea of New Year’s resolutions ought to pale in comparison to the God-ward turning that is represented by the first of our two major Penitential seasons. I hope we all understand why we must resist the emphasis on shopping and the secular pressures about holiday preparation that compete for our attention. The world has decided that “Christmas” is the name of a shopping season that runs between Thanksgiving Day (or July 4th) and the Feast of Saint Stephen on December 26th. Don’t give in.           The spirit of the world wants to take away your Advent, and then…

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T H EB E N E D I C T I O N

Newsletter of St. Benedict’s Anglican Catholic Church

OWORSHIPTHELORDINTHEBEAUTYOFHOLINESS
Our parish (founded in 1979) has maintained the Liturgy of the traditional Book of Common Prayer. Our preaching and teaching draw on the Holy Scriptures in light of the Tradition of the Church from the earliest days.
On the 17th Sunday after Trinity we had three baptisms and a visit from the Rt. Rev. Mushtaq Andrew, Bishop of Pakistan (standing next to Fr. Hart). Also pictured, (L to R) Moo Thu, Ka Yer Paw, Eh Moo Paw, Moo Pway Htoo and Pay Klay. Moo Thu and Pay Klay were sponsers for the baptisms.
Late Trinity Tide 2017

From the Rector’s Desk
It is plain to see that Chapel Hill isn’t full of church shoppers who come to us. Visitors to St. Benedict’s are, most often, from out of town, worshiping with us during a family visit. It is good that we make efforts, for example putting out door hangers. Nonetheless, it is important to know that the churches that grow in number do so …