The final episode in our Seasonal Video series, Trinitytide: The Teaching Season, is now available in video and podcast versions. Episode Nine is focused on the Collect, Epistle and Gospel readings for Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity and Sunday Next before Advent, plus discussion of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer‘s complex rules for transferring surplus Sundays from Epiphany Season for years with 26 or 27 Sundays after Trinity. I hope I have succeeded in explaining in layman’s terms the system which insures that Sunday Next before Advent, called Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity until the 1892 Book of Common Prayer, will always end up as the final Sunday in Trinity season, no matter how many or how few Sundays there are “After Trinity.”
Many changes have been made in the details of the format of the Seasonal Video series since I started them in 2011 A.D. I’ve incorporated more historic art – our archive now includes about 800 images – and also added slides which explain “Other AIC Resources” containing information on the same topics and readings within a given episode. I am pleased to let you know that the change has resulted in greater sales of AIC Bookstore Publications, including both paperback and Kindle editions. 100% of all book royalties are contributed to the AIC ministry on a monthly basis as they are received. This income helps offset the cost of annual fees for our various web presences, including WordPress, where this Blog is hosted and which expects to be paid the next 12-month fee in August.
When I started doing the Seasonal Videos after my retirement from pulpit ministry, my intention was to offer programs on all the seasons in the Church Year. The first series, focused on Epiphany, was incomplete. It was edited and re-released in a full length version in time for Epiphany Season earlier in 2018 A.D. I chose to focus on getting the AIC Bookstore Publications edited and ready for uploading instead of launching new programs.
Earlier in 2018 A.D. I produced series for the Gesima Sundays (pre-Lent) and the seasons of Lent and Easter and an updated version of In the Cross of Christ I Glory for Good Friday. With the completion of the Trinitytide series, only Advent and Christmas remain without a teaching video/podcast series. These last two series (Advent in two episodes; Christmas in one episode) are on schedule for release later in the year. I anticipate releasing Advent: A Season of Penitence and Preparation in mid-September and early October. I also plan to produce updated versions of the Great “O” Antiphons and The Twelve Days of Christmas series, with updated graphics. Changes to the Great “O” Antiphons depend upon finding enough volunteers to speak the Voice and Response lines.
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