Dear Friends in Christ, As we come to the conclusion of this Advent season, I find myself filled with anticipation. Of course, there are the usual feelings of excitement as Christ comes among us again as the child of Nazareth, but I am also longing for the new semester and new year. We have just … Continue reading Advent Appeal 2022
St. Augustine's Chapel is in full support of safe, timely, affordable, and accessible abortion for all who want or require this valuable healthcare service. This statement is consistent with the statements of our denominational partners, the Episcopal Church (62nd General Convention, 1967) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (2nd Convention, 1991). If you would … Continue reading Response to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
Gratitude is the cornerstone of our Faith. From the earliest records in Genesis, through the sacrifices in the First and Second Temple, to Jesus sitting at table with his friends, and every service of Eucharist since (Eucharist literally means thanksgiving in Greek), we, as people of faith, have said "Thank you" to God. In this … Continue reading Give Thanks
Throughout my time as a graduate student at the University of Kentucky, St. Augustine’s Chapel has provided a source of encouragement, support, reflection, and growth. I am grateful for each person I met through the chapel. They each introduced me to different perspectives, and their kindness and friendship have had a constantly positive impact on … Continue reading Senior reflection: Emma King
Starting my freshman year at Transylvania University was such an exciting chance for me to do experience new things while still being in the Lexington community that I had grown up as a part of. I was so excited to get involved in so many new things. Being the excessive extrovert I am, I immediately … Continue reading Senior Reflection: Paige Barricklow
While I am a well-known skeptic of combining the powers of Church and State, especially when one tries to control the content of the other, I look back on the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE and recognize they did a lot of good, despite the Emperor Constantine calling the council and tasked them with … Continue reading Party like it’s 325
More than enough ink has been spilled by myself and others about Jesus' Resurrection. I will share with you the text of an Orthodox hymn that is sung a lot during the Easter season. (Quick aside: Easter isn't a one day event in our Church, it is a 50 day celebration. Make it awesome!): Christ is risen … Continue reading Christ is risen! Alleluia!
This year we will be able to have our Holy Week commemorations in person (with one being online for ease of access)! All services will begin at 7:00 PM at the Chapel. The plan is to have them outdoors, weather permitting. If we have to move indoors, masks will be required and we will spread … Continue reading Holy Week at St. A’s
So you've decided to do Lent this year. Yay! You've taken the time to find a discipline that really speaks to you: meatless Fridays, daily prayer, no more Starbucks, whatever practice that will bring you closer to God this season. The week following Ash Wednesday went great. Week one was fine, but there were struggles. … Continue reading Lenten Failure
Frequently, folks talk about how to do Lent, but what is it? why is it a season in the Church's year? In the earliest days of the Church, getting baptized was a huge deal! Many people had to study, pray, and change their lives for years before they were allowed to fully join the Church … Continue reading How Lent came to be?