Via ACNS: The Revd Canon Nancy Charton, the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood in South Africa, has died. “I remember Nancy fondly from when I served in St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg,” the Primate of Southern Africa, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, said. “She was a pioneering woman, whose whole life was committed […]
Day: November 11, 2015
While the number of people giving money to charity had dropped back from 68% to 63%, volunteer rates in the US are on the rise
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
I had not realized until now how much St Martin’s historical feast day had been a part of the development of our tradition of Advent. From the late 4th century through the middle ages, St Martin’s day on November 11th, marked the beginning of 40 days of fasting through to Epiphany on the 6th of January.