Articles written by Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh

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  • On Pentecost

    Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh|May 23, 2024

    Pentecost, a Greek word meaning 50, is the 50th day after the Easter Resurrection – a Feast Day celebrated this year on May 19th. Pentecost is the day the “Holy Spirit” entered a room holding Jesus’ apostles and entered each of them, an event which “makes the church the church.” Happy Birthday, Church! Jesus has gone and the disciples are hanging out rather fearfully in the upper room. They have just had a rather tumultuous time – they walked with Jesus for up to three years before he is taken from them on the cross. Now they wait, disappo...

  • A Liturgical Church Primer

    Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh|Jan 11, 2024

    The Episcopal Church is one of a number of churches identified as liturgical churches. “Liturgy” means the church’s public worship of God. The term comes from Greek words for “people” and “work.” Here is a short primer on the major aspects of a liturgical church. Much of the source documentation can be found at Liturgy Liturgy includes the actions and words, symbols and ritual, scriptures and liturgical texts, gestures and vestments, and prayers that are spoken or sung. It is also shaped by the seasons, feasts, and f...

  • Equiping Faith Communities to Minister to Those Impacted by Suicide

    Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh|Aug 3, 2023

    By the Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh, Episcopal Church in Wyoming Serving St. James’ Encampment, Chapel on the Plains Medicine Bow, St. Thomas’ Rawlins “6% of adults and 17% of adolescents are thinking about suicide at any given time and 50% of any congregation is impacted by suicide in some form. These statistics make this an issue that the church cannot avoid. Communities of faith have both a theological obligation and a call by God to face this challenge head-on, equipping members to do the same,” says Michelle Snyder, Executive Directo...

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