Author Archives: Saint Barnabas Anglican Church of Seattle

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.

Remembering St. Alban

Tomorrow, June 22 is the feast day for St. Alban, who is remembered as the first British martyr.  It is difficult here to separate fact from legend.  He is supposed to have died around the year 304, but the best … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

June 16, the Sunday after Pentecost, is festival dedicated to one of the deepest divine mysteries:  the Holy Trinity.  God has revealed himself in three persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We don’t understand this fully, but we do … Continue reading

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Pentecost!

Sunday, June 9, is the festival of Pentecost, which is 50 days after Easter.  The name just means “fifty” in Greek.  The English name, Whitsunday (or Whitsun) is also not very helpful, as it means “White Sunday” and reflects the … Continue reading

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A Sobering Thought

There is a “permanent hatred of the Catholic faith which is inseparable from the existence of the Church on Earth. . . .  Such hatred is natural and inevitable.  All energy polarises, and the Catholic Church is the most powerful … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

Forty days after Easter we celebrate the Lord’s Ascension to the Father. A Mass to recall this event will be held at St. Barnabas on Thursday evening, May 30th at 7:00 pm. We recognize this event in anticipation of Pentecost. … Continue reading

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Old Words

One of the glories of the Anglican tradition is our Prayer Book, which represents an earnest effort to combine Biblical texts into a theologically sound and eloquent expression of Christian worship.  Despite its many merits, the Prayer Book (our version … Continue reading

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What is this sin you speak of?

Christians are interested in sin for the same reason that the Seahawks are interested in knees.  Football players need to use their knees effectively in order to play well, but knees have inherent limitations.  By studying how knees work and … Continue reading

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Do We Need Jesus?

American folk music is rich with praise for the work of Jesus.  Consider this:      What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!      What wondrous love is this, O my soul!      What wondrous love is … Continue reading

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More on Bread and Wine

  The Passover meal was (and is) a memorial of the Israelites’ escape from bondage in Egypt through God’s miraculous aid.  At his last Passover meal before his death, Jesus made the mysterious statement that the bread and wine were … Continue reading

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When Jesus shows up

April 27, 2019 – Saturday Morning Brethren, the time is short.1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as … Continue reading

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