Gesima: the Sundays of Pre-Lent – Episode One

Gesima-Slide2The next teaching series in the AIC Seasonal Video category, Gesima: the Sundays of Pre-Lent, begins today with Episode One.  In Episode One I discuss the origin (both the historical and language) of the name, the season’s importance for traditional Anglican worship and a discussion of the first Sunday in the season, Septuagesima Sunday, including appropriate music.

Watch the Video.     Listen to the Podcast

The series includes illustration not only of mosaics, paintings, stained glass windows and statuary, but also interior photographs of some notable Anglican churches in Bermuda, Canada and England.  I’ve also included information about a selection of hymns in The St. Chrysostom Hymnal, focused on those suitable for Opening, Sequence, Sermon and Closing hymns.

Episode Two in the series will be focused on the remaining two Sundays and on Shrove Tuesday, the last day in the season and how it is celebrated around the world.  Episode Two should be available during the week of February 5th.

The next series is focused on Lent.  I’m hopeful of completing it before Ash Wednesday.

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May God bless you in all that you do in His Name!  Amen!



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Fr. Shibley is a retired Anglican clergyman who produces unique videos, podcasts and books explaining traditional Christian theology from an Anglican perspective. All materials are in layman's language with a minimum of technical or theological terms. All are available either free or at reasonable cost. The AIC Bookstore now includes 17 publications.

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