This author has seen a plaque outside the oldest church in Britain, St. Martin’s, Canterbury. That plaque reads…
We do not have all the answers. We are on a spiritual journey. We look to Scripture, reason and tradition to help us on our way. Whoever you are, we offer you a space to draw nearer to God and walk with us.
May the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist become such a place for you.
This season is known in some churches as “ordinary time,” to distinguish this season as a season of reflection and distinct from the other half of the calendar that is based more on the life of Jesus Christ.
Elsewhere in this web page you will find descriptions of our worship and gathering as we look forward to the gradual loosening of restrictions such as social distancing and no gatherings. We are all ready.
Holy days in this month are:
Holy Cross Day. The Roman emporer Constantine, with the urging and assistance of his mother, Helena, excavated the Roman city which lay atop the hill of Calvary where Jesus was crucified. Helena’s team discovered a relic which was thought to be part of the true cross of Jesus’ crucifixion. September 14.
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. Matthew was a tax collector who converted after being in the presence of Jesus. He is the author of the gospel book we know as St. Matthew, the first book listed in the Christian Bible or New Testament. September 21.
St. Michael and All Angels. Angels are messengers from God. Christians often feel themselves to be attended by healthful spirits. Michael is a powerful agent of God who wards off evil from God’s people, and delivers peace to them at the end of this life’s mortal struggle. September 29.