Interesting Info & Links

Juneteenth and a Call to Remember: Source (The Episcopal Church)

Historical Legacy of Juneteenth: Source (National Museum of African American History & Culture)

The Empty Egg

Inspirational story posted by The Rotary Club of Smoke Hill, Colorado

History & Stories About the Easter Egg
Why is it Called Good Friday?

If Jesus suffered and died on this day, why is it called Good Friday? 

There are a few different theories about the origin of the name "Good Friday". One explanation is that "good" used to be synonymous with "holy", so the name "Good Friday" actually means "Holy Friday". Another explanation is that it's a corruption of the phrase "God's Friday", which over time became "Good Friday".

Another theory is that the name "Good" Friday comes from the idea that the day represents the ultimate triumph of good over evil. Jesus' death on the cross was a sacrifice that redeemed humanity from its sins, so in a sense, his death was "good" because it brought about salvation and eternal life.

Ultimately, the precise origin of the name "Good Friday" is uncertain, but what is clear is the significance of the day to Christians around the world, who see it as a time for reflection, prayer, and gratitude for the sacrifice that Jesus made for humanity."

Gates of Old Jerusalem
All About Lent
  • Dianne Bright, updated Feb. 14, 2024, Readers Digest, "What is Lent, and Why is it Celebrated?" 
Lent with the Episcopalians

By Margaret Kelso, February 1, 2023, Friends Journal)

Philadelphia Eleven (Wikipedia)

Filmmakers release ‘The Philadelphia Eleven’ documentary trailer (Episcopal News Service, March 10, 2023)

Ash Wednesday

The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. The Ash Wednesday service is one of the Proper Liturgies for Special Days in the BCP (p. 264). Imposition of ashes at the Ash Wednesday service is optional.

Snow in the Bible

Did you know Snow is mentioned in the Bible 33 times. According to, "snow is often a symbol of purity, grace, renewal and transformation. Snow represents the transformative power of God’s love and the ability to start anew with a clean slate. It also highlights God’s sovereignty over the natural world and emphasizes the majesty and power of Creation, showcasing the wonders of God’s handiwork. For more, check out: