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About Saint Barnabas Anglican Church of Seattle

Rooted in Scripture & Steeped in Anglican Tradition. A church that worships from the King James Version of the Bible and the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer. A diverse congregation committed to Jesus Christ.

The Great 50 Days

 Easter season is celebrated for fifty days (the “Great Fifty Days”).  It marks the time between Easter and Pentecost. Nestled in this period is Ascension Day which is 40 days after the first resurrection appearance of Our Lord.  All of … Continue reading

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The Easter Vigil

The somber expression of Holy Saturday is broken with the great joy of Christ’s New Light, marking the beginning of the Great Vigil. Join us tonight as we celebrate His new light with a baptism and sharing the Eucharist. We … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Good Friday (April 14 this year) focuses on Jesus’ crucifixion and death.  At St. Barnabas, we make a mini-pilgrimage around fourteen “stations of the cross,” pictures that recall events of Jesus’ last day.  This practice began centuries ago as people who … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday (April 13 this year) commemorates an event described in all four Gospel accounts, the Last Supper of Jesus with his followers before he was arrested and killed.  The word is a modified version of the word “mandate” (commandment) … Continue reading

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Holy Week Services

Holy Week 2017 Schedule April 9th    Palm Sunday                    Services 8:00 and 10:30am April 13th  Maundy Thursday                    Service starts at 6:30 and concludes                     With an Agape Feast* – April 14th  Good Friday                    Stations of the Cross                    … Continue reading

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On the Threshold of Holy Week – Palm Sunday

          April 9 is Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week and commemorating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem shortly before he was crucified.  The name comes from this description in Matthew’s gospel chapter 21:  Jesus asked for a donkey and … Continue reading

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Community life

          There is much discussion about community life with the publication of “The Benedict Option” a book by Rob Dreher ( https://books.google.com/books?id=GaMgDgAAQBAJ&source=kp_cover&hl=en ) In the setting of a small church, the community life Dreher describes, occurs around our time together. … Continue reading

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The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

March 25 marks the Church’s celebration of the Annunciation (an old word for “announcement”).  Here is the story from the Gospel of Luke:  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick – Missionary Bishop

The Feast Day of St. Patrick: Patrick was born into a Christian family somewhere on the northwest coast of Britain in about 390. His grandfather had been a Christian priest and his father, Calpornius, a deacon. Calpornius was an important … Continue reading

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Cure for Discontent

From Bagster’s Daily light Friday March 10th The Lord will provide.1 God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.2 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.3  … Continue reading

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