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Christmas at St. Paul’s Anglican Church

By William O. Gregg

The community of San Miguel de Allende is warmly invited to join us at St. Paul’s for the celebration of Christmas. On Sunday, December 21, we will have the traditional liturgy of Lessons and Carols at 5pm. A grand part of the Anglican tradition, Lessons and Carols is a series of readings by various people and carols sung by both the choir and the congregation that climaxes with the Christmas story. On December 21, we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle, at the 9:15am Eucharist.

Christmas at St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Dec 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 and 27
St. Paul’s Church
Calzada del Cardo 6
152 0387

Christmas Eve will be celebrated this year beginning at 9:15 am with morning prayer in the chapel. The whole community is invited to come sing the joyful music of Christmas at 4:45pm. At 5:30pm, Christmas Eve mass begins, and again the community is invited to join us in this celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ. People are most welcome to join us for carols, mass, or both.

On Christmas Day, there will be morning prayer at 9:15am and the Eucharist at 10:30am, with carols.

The Feasts of St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr, and St. John the Evangelist will be celebrated at the Eucharist on December 26 and 27, respectively, at 9:15am in the chapel.

In this season of celebrating the ultimate gift of love from God, we at St. Paul’s Church pray that you have a joyous season; that you may know God’s deep and steadfast love for you; and that in that love, your capacity for life and love may grow and flourish. Our world, by virtually any standard, is deeply torn and broken. It is perhaps ironic to celebrate the annual feast of the birth of the Prince of Peace. It is not possible for any of us here to solve the plethora of complex problems of the world, or of Mexico, or even of San Miguel. What is possible is for us to open ourselves to that peace of God which passes all understanding embodied in Jesus, to pray, and to work for justice so that there may be peace in our sphere of influence where we live: family, friends, and neighbors. We can work for justice in our community in the hope that when there is justice, there can be peace. God invites us to do whatever we can, whenever we can, wherever we are. This Christmas, as we open our hearts to receive God’s gift of love, may it flow through us as we work, and with God’s help for justice for all, may there be peace for all. Christmas blessings to all, in the name of the Prince of Peace.

William O. Gregg has a Ph.D and is the Right Reverend Rector of St. Paul’s Church (VI Bishop of Eastern Oregon, resigned).


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