The first episode in the newest AIC Seasonal Video series, Lent A.D. 2018, is now available in both video and podcast version. The series will include three episode. Episode One is focused on the origin and meaning of the Feast of Lent and an examination of the two services for Ash Wednesday in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. In Episode Two I will discuss the Collect, Episode and Gospel readings, and appropriate music for the first four Sundays in Lent. In Episode Three, the focus will be on the final two Sundays plus a discussion of Maundy Thursday.
Episode One is illustrated with mosaics, stained glass windows and paintings from the artistic traditions of both the Western and Eastern Church. The series on Lent will be followed later this year by separate series in the same format on Easter (up to Ascension Day) and Trinity. When all the episodes are complete, there will be, with a lone exception, Seasonal Videos on the Digital Library page of this site on the entire Church Calendar from Advent through Trinity. The presentation for Good Friday is available only in Podcast form on the Podcast Homilies page under the title In the Cross of Christ I Glory, offered in eight segments of about 12-15 minutes each.
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