Crossings posts about Liturgical Seasons

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Great Books for Lent and Easter

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by Jill Swanson (Jill writes a regular blog recommending great children’s literature, and has taken some time to give some COTC some special recommendations. You can find her blog at orangemarmaladebooks.com) Hi Church of the Cross, I have to say, to start with, that I am picky about children’s Easter books. Even young children absorb many messages […]

A Lesson from the Vines

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by Cheryl Witham ..that they should seek God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him.  Yet he is actually not far from each of us, for “In him we live and move and have our being.”  Acts 17:27-28a When the vines are young, they begin to attach themselves to plants and trees, […]

What Will Your Lenten Fast Look Like?

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by Cheryl Witham What if spiritual disciplines were the directions of a wise, loving heavenly Father who says, “Stop!”? “Take a break from the way you are doing life; from your habits, from your patterns of the day and week, from the systems you live in, from the things you do without thinking.” It is important to […]

Great Books for Advent & Christmas

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by Jill Swanson (Jill writes a regular blog recommending great children’s literature, and has taken some time to give some COTC some special recommendations. You can find her blog at orangemarmaladebooks.com) Digging out the box of Christmas books has always been a much-anticipated moment in our family. Over the years we’ve collected a nice stash mostly from […]

The Anglican Way: Anglican Spirituality and the Church Year

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by Cheryl Witham Church of the Cross pastoral staff recently led adult education classes teaching about the basics of Anglicanism. The classes used the book “The Anglican Way“ by Thomas McKenzie as a starting point. The classes were: October 5 – The Various Streams of Anglican Identity October 12 – The Roots of Anglicanism October 19 – Anglican Spirituality and […]

A Pentecost Perspective

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by Christian Ruch Ten years ago on this Monday the Lord provided an important perspective changing moment in my life. At that time I and some other leaders from the Church of the Cross core team were in the middle of negotiations for the purchase of a very nice, unused church building at the corner […]

What does the Ascension Mean?

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by Peter Berg Today is Ascension Day—that one day a year when the Church around the world remembers and celebrates the story of Acts 1:6-11, where Jesus is taken bodily into heaven, while his disciples watch intently.  Ascension Day is a principle feast; that means it takes precedent over all other feasts or events that could […]