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The Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary - Edmund Blair Leighton

The Week of Trinity XXV at All Saints

November 19, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Q. Wid.
   10 a.m. - Monday Morning Bible Study
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

November 20, St. Edmund, K.M.
   7 a.m. - Men's Group
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

November 21, Presentation, B.V.M.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

November 22, Thanksgiving Day
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

November 23, St. Clement, B.M.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

November 24, St. John of the Cross, C.D.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

Weeklings Volume IV
Weeklings Volume IV will be available on either Epiphany or Advent III, depending on rate of submissions to editor Isaac James. Please send your short stories and poems to Isaac during Advent at:
Welcome, Ezra Spruill!
All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being (John 1:3). We give thanks for the blessed occasion of baby Ezra Spruill’s birth and Jacque’s safe delivery. Ezra was born on October 24, and weighed in at 8 lb 7 1/2 oz. A gift basket is in the Undercroft to fill with gifts and cards for the Spruill family!
Helpful items (from Jacque) include:
- unscented wipes
- size 1 or 2 diapers
- warm baby boy clothes 0-6 months
- Larabars
- dried fruit
Advent Wreath Workshop
Save the Date! At our final Agape of the year, December 5, we will have dinner at 5:45 followed by an Advent Wreath workshop. All Saints will supply materials (including candles) for parishioners to make wreaths and members of the Flower Guild will be on hand for instruction.
Thank you to high school students from the Covenant School who started building steps this week as part of their community service day. The steps lead from the parking lot to top of the hill where we are planning to build a tree fort. The project is not finished, and anyone wishing to volunteer their time can speak to Austin Jamison!
To remember in your prayers this week:

Arlyn Newcomb, Virginia Creasy, T.C. and Sarah Dickerson, Bruce Wright, the Spruill family, Greg Jordan (friend of the Barnes'), Lexi Moruza's friend, the Hujik's friends in California, Elsie Salyer, the Elmore family.
Last Judgement - Michelangelo

Fr. Glenn's Sermon for Trinity XXV

Excerpt: I had decided that New York City would be our Lord’s target for his return, and I visualized Him with death-rays shooting from his eyes, wiping out our enemies, much like the Martians in the movie effortlessly dispatched their enemies. Cars were flying through the air. People were fleeing in mass. When I preached the sermon to my mother and father in our living room, they did not say much of anything. ...

Read the entire sermon here.
Saints Bio: St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, also known as St. Elizabeth of Thuringia, was born in Hungary on July 7, 1207 to the Hungarian King Andrew II and Gertrude of Merania.

As soon as her life began, she had responsibilities from being a royal pressed upon her. While Elizabeth was very young, her father arranged for her to be married to Ludwig IV of Thuringia, a German nobleman. Because of this plan, Elizabeth was sent away at the age of four for education at the court of the Landgrave of Thuringia.

Elizabeth's mother, Gertrude, was murdered in 1213, when Elizabeth was just six-years-old. According to history, the murder was carried out by Hungarian noblemen due to the conflict between Germans and the Hungarian nobles. From this point on, Elizabeth's perspective on life and death dramatically changed and she sought peace with prayer.

Happiness was returned to her young life in 1221 when she was formally married to Ludwig, whom she deeply loved. Together the couple had three beautiful children, two of whom became members of nobility and the third entering the religious life, becoming abbess of a German convent.

Elizabeth continued to live a life full of prayer and a service to the poor. Ludwig, who was now one of the rulers of Thuringia, supported all of Elizabeth's religious endeavors even though she was a part of the royal court.  She began to lead an austerely simple life, practiced penance, and devoted herself to works of charity. She used her royal position to advance her mission for charity.

In 1223, Franciscan friars arrived in Thuringia and taught 16-year-old Elizabeth all about Francis of Assisi's ideals. She then forth decided to live her life mirroring his.

She wore simple clothing and set aside time every day to take bread to hundreds of poor people in her land. Ludwig and Elizabeth were politically powerful and lived with a remarkable generosity toward the poor.

In 1226, when disease and floods struck Thuringia, Elizabeth took to caring for the victims. It is said she even gave away the royal's clothing and goods to the afflicted people. Elizabeth had a hospital built and provided for almost a thousand poor people daily.

Elizabeth's life was full of love and faith. However, tragedy struck when Ludwig passed away from illness in 1227. It is said upon hearing the news, she said, "He is dead. He is dead. It is to me as if the whole world died today." His remains were entombed at the Abbey of Reinhardsbrunn.

Elizabeth vowed to never remarry and to live a life similar to a nun, despite pressure from relatives.

Elizabeth's life was consumed deeply by her devotion to God and her charitable labor. She passed away at the age of 24, on November 17, 1231 in Marburg, Hesse.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42

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