Ordinary Time is far from Ordinary! During this season of the year - from Pentecost to the Beginning of Advent - we are invited to mediate on the whole mystery of Christ - his life, miracles and teachings. We do so in the light of the Resurrection. The vestments and altar frontals are green: the colour of hope and growth.
Between the Feast of the Ascension (9th May) and the Feast of Pentecost (19th May) we observe a period of preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Jesus has ascended into heaven and has promised his disciples that he will send his Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the "ruach" or breath of God. It fills our lives and we should use this time as a period of self-examination of ourselves before God.
As Christians we are preparing to meet God face-to-face. We don't know when this will happen but it is our duty to prepare ourselves.
May God bless you during this season of prepartion and fill y
Eastertide is the period of time between Easter Sunday and the Feast of Pentecost - 50 days.
It is a time of reflection on the resurrection of Jesus and our readings and hymns reflect this period of celebration. The Paschal Candle, which was first lit on Easter Sunday, stands in front of the altar - a timely reminder of the light of Jesus Christ in our lives.
The readings that are used concentrate on the appearance of the risen Jesus to his disciples.
This is a season of celebration for us.
Alleluia! - Christ is Risen!
Welcome to the new website for St. Alban's church in Hull.
We're going to blog occasionally with information on the period of the liturgical year we're celebrating, major feast days, information on our church activities and news on the wider Christian church.
We're also to be found under the "Church Near You" website provided by the Church of England, which is also regularly updated. The URL is http://www.achurchnearyou.com/hull-st-alban/
Please check back here soon for updates. We welcome comments - please keep them clean but constructive.