Vigil of All Saints

Vigil  is a word which comes from the Latin word meaning keep awake. Originally Vigils were kept on the day before major feasts. 1st November is All Saints Day and therefore October 31st is the Vigil of All Saints, when people would watch and pray, often by the graves...

Christ Church Carolers

By Maggie FitzRoy My cheeks felt frosty, my white-gloved fingers were so cold they were almost numb, and my black, wide-brimmed bonnet kept threatening to blow off my head. But the un-Florida-like weather was awesomely appropriate. I was filled with the spirit of...

A leaf turning God

Two of my adult children live in North Carolina. They laugh at me during the summer because it is just too hot and they are enjoying the mountain air. When we get to this time of the year and their leaves are dropping and they are searching for hats and gloves the...

Bold Choice

Each year, as we enter the fall, your clergy begins the process of reviewing our ministry with you over the previous year. This year has been exceptional for so many reasons, and yet the most important aspect of our time together has been your steadiness — which is...