ALLELUIA! During my days as a Lutheran pastor, I became very attached to a certain piece of music that was played and sung at every communion service in the Lutheran liturgy. The piece of music is also known as the hymn, “This Is the Feast” which we’ve sung here at St. Mark several times in the…

“Holy Saturday is a day of silence, but also a day of great hope. The silence is not an empty one, but rather, it holds the promise of the Resurrection.” – Allie Wehner Today is Holy Saturday – the day after our Lord’s Passion and the day before His joyous Resurrection. Holy Saturday is a quiet day,…

“Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, ‘Sit here, while I go over there and pray.’ And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then He said to them, ‘My soul is very sorrowful, even to…

This Tuesday, March 22nd at 2:00 pm, Fr. Pat and Fr. Michael and all the clergy of the Diocese of Raleigh will gather with our Diocesan Bishop the Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, to celebrate The Chrism Mass. At this beautiful Holy Week liturgy, the Bishop blesses all the holy oils used for various sacraments throughout the year: the Oil of the Sick;…

 Exploding the Myth of “the spirit of Vatican II” [NOTE: This was an article which I found on a Catholic blog, “ChurchPOP” which I thought was important to share in its entirety.] “[O]ften men, deceived by the Evil One, have become vain in their reasonings and have exchanged the truth of God for a lie,…