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The Cestello Annunciation – Botticelli, 1489

The Week of Lent IV at All Saints

March 23, Lenten Feria

March 24, St. Gabriel, Archangel

March 25,  Annunciation, BVM
   7:30 p.m. - Agape in Isolation via Zoom

March 26, Lenten Feria

March 27, St. John of Damascus, C. D. (see below)

March 28, Lenten Feria

March 29, Passion Sunday
    10 a.m. - Parish-wide Morning Prayer in your homes


All Saints closed until April 1

On March 16, Fr. Glenn closed All Saints, as a precaution against COVID-19, until April 1. On March 21, the APA House of Bishops suspended public worship throughout the diocese. Please remember your fellow parishioners and Anglicans in the APA in your private prayers during these weeks. 

Agape in Isolation

Please join us for a virtual Agape this Wednesday (March 25) via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. All Saints clergy will lead a discussion for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Click here to download the class reading, a lovely essay by E. L. Mascall: Theotokos, The Place of Mary in the Work of Salvation.

You can use this link to access the Wedensday Zoom meeting (and we will send out a reminder later on): 

Please let us know if you are having difficulties setting up Zoom and logging in! We are here to help and want this to be open to the entire parish. Please email use your questions:

Giving while church is closed

Visit the All Saints website giving page to directions on online giving through and mailing checks to the parish PO box. 

Click here for info on giving
Guide to the Mass from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer: For Anglican Youth and Newcomers by Jackie Jamison and Fr. Sean McDermott is published and available for purchase!

Click here to read more about it, and buy it on Amazon here.
All Saints Music Director Ken Myers curates Cantica sacra, a website dedicated to the music sung at All Saints (or, what we would be singing under normal circumstances). Currently, Ken is dedicating time to composing material on the website to enrich our private prayers and worship.

Bookmark the site and check often for updates!
Lesson on Spiritual Communion 

Fr. Glenn taught a Sunday lesson via Zoom on Spiritual Communion. If you missed it, you can listen to the audio and read a lesson outline at our website, click here.
Saints Bio: St. John of Damascus

John is generally accounted “the last of the Fathers”. He was the son of a Christian official at the court of the Moslem khalif Abdul Malek, and succeeded to his father’s office. In his time there was a dispute among Christians between the Iconoclasts (image-breakers) and the Iconodules (image-venerators or image-lovers). The Emperor, Leo III, was a vigorous upholder of the Iconoclast position. John wrote in favor of the Iconodules with great effectiveness. Ironically, he was able to do this chiefly because he had the protection of the Moslem khalif (ironic because the Moslems have an unbending prohibition against the religious use of pictures or images). John is also known as a hymn-writer. Two of his hymns are sung in English at Easter (“Come ye faithful, raise the strain” and “The Day of Resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad!”). Many more are sung in the Eastern Church. His major writing is The Fount of Knowledge, of which the third part, The Orthodox Faith, is a summary of Christian doctrine as expounded by the Greek Fathers. The dispute about icons was not a dispute between East and West as such. Both the Greek and the Latin churches accepted the final decision. The Iconoclasts maintained that the use of religious images was a violation of the Second Commandment (“Thou shalt not make a graven image… thou shalt not bow down to them”). The Iconodules replied that the coming of Christ had radically changed the situation, and that the commandment must now be understood in a new way, just as the commandment to “Remember the Sabbath Day” must be understood in a new way since the Resurrection of Jesus on the first day of the week. Before the Incarnation, it had indeed been improper to portray the invisible God in visible form; but God, by taking fleshly form in the person of Jesus Christ, had blessed the whole realm of matter and made it a fit instrument for manifesting the Divine Splendor. He had reclaimed everything in heaven and earth for His service, and had made water and oil, bread and wine, means of conveying His grace to men. He had made painting and sculpture and music and the spoken word, and indeed all our daily tasks and pleasures, the common round of everyday life, a means whereby man might glorify God and be made aware of Him.

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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