The Christian calendar tells the story of God and His people by dividing the year into two major segments, each lasting approximately six months. The first part tells the story of Jesus – beginning in Advent with the anticipation of His birth and stretching all the way to Pentecost with the sending of the Holy Spirit.
Following in this great tradition, we too are re-telling the story of Jesus. As we enter into this great drama of God’s redemption, may we hear it again, fresh and new, and find ourselves to be more than hearers – that we might discover ourselves to be participants, because Jesus’ story has become our own.
Jesus' life is an epic story. But it’s not just any story – it’s THE story; the final picture of where our world is headed. For six months out of every year, the Story of Jesus is relived through the Christian calendar. But the story is not about Christ alone – it is about the entire Godhead, the Father and Spirit as much as the Son, actively at work in this world, restoring all of creation into relationship with Him.
Like a great epilogue, the Story of Jesus concludes with Trinity Sunday – revealing hints of the Godhead in every chapter. Let's take a look.
Church history can sometimes seem quite complicated; often times, it IS complicated. But in this video, our Bishop, Todd Hunter, gives an easy and understandable explanation of the History of the Anglican Church.