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Pentecost

Pentecost

The word “Pentecost” is derived from the Greek word for “fifty.” The Day of Pentecost, as recorded in Acts 2, occurred 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection and 10 days after His ascension. The day celebrates the sending of the Holy Spirit to the disciples following Jesus’ ascension. On the 50th day after the Sabbath of [...]

Reformation 500

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation  (1517-2017). Click on the Reformation 500 logo to locate links to a variety of special Reformation 500 websites and resources. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Visit Lutheran Church–Canada’s own resource website at:   www.Reformation2017.ca During 2017,we are publishing one idea each week in our weekly enews (EN3) to help celebrate Reformation 500 . To subscribe to the [...]

Lent

Lent

What is Lent? Lent is a forty-day liturgical season that initiates the most sacred part of the Christian year. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on the Great Vigil of Easter. Sundays are not included in the forty-day count because every Sunday is a joyful celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. During Lent, Christians meditate [...]

Advent

Advent

What is the Advent Wreath? The Advent wreath originated several hundred years ago among the Lutherans in Germany, and was probably suggested by the many light symbols which were used in folklore during November and December. At that time of the year, pagan, pre-Christian cultures fearing the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year), [...]

Easter

Easter

Easter (Day of Resurrection) Blessed Day of Resurrection to you! Our celebration of Easter should be in full swing. Dyed eggs are pretty, candy is sweet, but far more beautiful to the believer is the risen Savior, and singing his praises is infinitely sweeter. The Church has realized this from its beginning. The Resurrection of [...]

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