The origins of blessing homes at Epiphany is difficult to pinpoint but it is associated with the coming of the Wiseman and the blessings they received as well as the blessings they left when they visited the home of  Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child. This tradition is an opportunity to gather with friends and […]

Advent begins on the Sunday closest to the commemoration of St. Andrew (November 30) and provides a season of four full weeks before Christmas.  The First Sunday in Advent begins the new church year.  The color is blue, symbolizing hope and anticipation. The history of Advent as a season of preparation for the celebration of […]