Anglican Tidbit: Bulletin for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

The last in our series of bulletins from Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is this one, from 1966. Bethesda Bulletin for the Fourth Sunday in Lent 1966 As usual, notes are in order: The Rev. Joseph N. Barnett was an elderly Episcopal minister who assisted at service. One time he observed that "Sitting is the privilege of …

Anglican Tidbit: Bulletin for the First Sunday in Lent

In another installment of this series of "Bulletins from Bethesda," here is the First Sunday in Lent, 1967. Bulletin for the First Sunday in Lent, 1967 There are quite a few interesting observations to be made about this bulletin: As was the case at the time, the Holy Communion was celebrated consistently at 0800. This …

A Thirteen Year-Old Opines on Christmas

The thirteen year-old was me, and I wrote this for the Palm Beach Day School's student newspaper the Portfolio Flyer, Volume II Issue X dated 18 December 1968: 1,972 years in the past, in a little Israeli town called Bethlehem, probably one of the most important events in the history of the world occurred.  Mary …

Anglican Tidbit: Bulletin for the Third Sunday in Advent

Another bulletin from Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, this time from 1965: As usual, the 1928 BCP/1940 Hymnal was being used.Holy Communion was at 0800 and 0900 but not at 1100. Generally for the latter two services it was done once a month.The Rector was Robert Appleyard, who went on to be Bishop of Pittsburgh and performed …

Anglican Tidbit: Bulletin for the Twenty-Third Sunday After Trinity

Another Anglican Tidbit, in this case the bulletin from Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity, 1968. Some interesting notes: The liturgy is 1928 BCP/1940 Hymnal, for those of you who are looking for help in using this for current liturgical practice.The two main services are Morning Prayer (they also had Evening Prayer …

The Joys of Bitter Lemon — Chet Aero Marine

I grew up in a family of serious drinkers, which goes back a long way, as my grandfather’s involvement in this should attest. That meant that we had a stocked bar in the house (it wasn’t a “wet bar” in the sense that it had a sink, but it was stocked all the same.) At […] …

An old Zenith Colour Television Broadcasts the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King

Just about every television I grew up with was a Zenith.  So I was intrigued when I saw this video of a Zenith colour "roundie."  We had one in our family room in Palm Beach (I'm not sure whether it was this exact model but it was close.) https://youtu.be/Mo8n3jLoM_U?t=293 The sample broadcast he chose is …

Guatemala, Then and Now — Chet Aero Marine

One of the things I’ve learned in the many years I’ve worked on this site is that my family has a habit of following in the wake of its ancestors, even if the followers were reluctant to admit it. Our trips to the Bahamas were in the wake of Chet’s SPA trips; our moving to […] …

The General Thanksgiving — Chet Aero Marine

Of all the prayers we used to pray from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer at Bethesda, probably my favourite was what the Prayer Book called “A General Thanksgiving,” but I normally attached the definite article to it. It’s especially appropriate now and here it is: Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy […] …

Appeal for the Abaco Islands, and Mercy Chefs — Chet Aero Marine

Readers of this blog will know that my family goes back a long way visiting the Bahamas in general and the Abaco Islands in particular. We had some exciting times, almost sending our ship to the bottom and riding out a storm. This beautiful paradise, which looked like this when we visited: Now looks like […] …

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