Late Easter, Late Lent

Easter will be late this year - Easter Sunday is April 20th, at least in the Gregorian calendar. Since Lent starts 40 days (excluding Sundays) before Easter, that means that Lent is also starting late this year. Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, traditionally a time of repentance and preparation for Holy Week and Easter, often marked by some (usually only symbolic) fasting.

Bishop in Kokura

Bishop Luke will be presiding at a Holy Communion service with Baptism and Confirmation at Immanuel Church, Kokura, tomorrow.

Lent begins next week (Ash Wednesday, March 5th), so many churches will have special services on that day.

A work camp group led by Rev. Ushijima of Kyushu Diocese, Rev. Osada of Kobe Diocese, and Rev. Iwasa of Okinawa Diocese, arrived in Manila yesterday, and will be busy at two main locations until March 10th, when they are due to return to Japan.

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, the day when those who follow the Christian (Gregorian) calendar commemorate the day when Jesus Christ was crucified. Read More...

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, and we were honoured by Bishop Gabriel’s last visit to Holy Trinity Church, Miyazaki before his retirement, together with his wife, Sumiko.

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, at least for churches that observe the traditional church (Gregorian) calendar. That includes the Anglican Church, so there have been services at our church in Miyazaki today.