Seasons

As the seasons of the natural world change through the year, so the Church observes a series of seasons

The Season from All Saints’ to Advent — All Christians, through baptism, become members one of another in Christ, members of a company of saints whose mutual belonging transcends death.  All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day both celebrate this mutual belonging and allow us to remember with thanksgiving before God, the lives of the saints and those we have known in our own lives.  Remembrance Sunday invites us to reflect upon issues of war and peace, after which the annual cycle of the Church’s year ends with the Feast of Christ the King (Sun 24 Nov 2019).  The year that begins with the hope of the coming Messiah ends with the proclamation of his universal sovereignty.  The Feast of Christ the King returns us to the Advent theme of judgement, with which the Church’s year begins once more.