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November 29, 2015 – The First Sunday of Advent

Advent is the beginning of the church calendar year. We are beginning Year C of the lectionary cycle. The word advent is derived from the Latin word, adventus, which means “coming” or “arrival.” Traditionally, Advent candles have been purple, associated with royalty. This color symbolizes the sovereignty of Jesus, descendant of David, coming to usher […]

Why I Marched in the Worcester Pride Parade

Some might wonder why I marched in the Worcester Pride Parade on Saturday, September 12. The simple answer is that I wanted to join my presence in a march with others that acknowledges the full dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. Some might say, “Why do they need to march every year? After […]