Epiphanies Happen!
Interim Rector's Reflection

I was lucky enough to see our presiding bishop, Michael Curry, on Monday when he spoke, among other things, about how when things come together in amazing ways that the Holy Spirit must be at work. That seemed to be the case this week. So many wonderful things happened that we wanted to share with you - and the only real way was through digital media.

We started the week when Epiphany had a strong showing at the  Absalom Jones service on Sunday at the Washington National Cathedral. We were at the National Press Club with Bishop Curry on Monday. We celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday with dinner and dancing. And we had two glorious choral Ash Wednesday Eucharistic services yesterday as well as distributed Ashes to Go at Metro Center during morning and afternoon rush hour. We were even highlighted in a video about Ashes to Go for Sojourners.

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you can see how Epiphany was spreading God's love in many beautiful and varied ways this week. Better yet, you can join the conversation! We invite you to "like" our page, follow us on Twitter, share our work with your followers, and retweet. It is a great way to keep in touch and share all that is going on at this busy, wonderful, active parish. In this age of immediate communication, there is no better way to be in the know.

Maybe you can spend this Lenten season deepening your connection with God by becoming more connected to Epiphany through our social media channels? God works in many ways and you might find you feel strengthened by being better informed and more involved by keeping in touch in this new and exciting way.

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Music & The ArtsMusic

Tuesday Concert Series
February 16, Tuesday Concert Series at 12:10pm: Vasily Popov, cello and Ralitza Patcheva, piano perform Rachmaninoff Prelude and Dance Orientale Op. 2 nos. 1 & 2, Stravinsky Mennuetto e Finale from Suite Italienne and Brahms Sonata Op. 38 in e minor. Admission is free but a donation of $10 is suggested to support the artists and the concert series.

February 16 Program

January-June 2016 Tuesday Concert Series brochure.

Upcoming Performances
February 21, 2016, 6:00pm- What Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow
Presented by Washington Performing Arts and Smithsonian Associates
Haydn's Symphony 104 'London'
In his acclaimed What Makes It Great? series, former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow "gets audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper level than they ever thought possible" (Los Angeles Times). In a three-part format, Kapilow unravels and explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, the piece is performed in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers. For more information and tickets, please visit the Washington Performing Arts website.

Please note that all of Epiphany's guest artists and ensembles handle their own ticket sales. Please contact the respective individuals/ensembles for ticket sales and information pertaining to these concerts.
Learn more about musical events at Epiphany by visiting our website
Spirituality & Ministry Spirituality

Worship at Epiphany

Wednesdays in Lent: The 12:10pm Eucharist during Lententide will be sung by the Schola Epiphaniensis. Short Mass settings (Kyrie, Sanctus & Agnus Dei) by Renaissance composers, Lotti, Biancheri and Hassler and plainchant propers will enhance and beautify our lunchtime liturgy during this penitential season. The addition of music will add only a few minutes to the length of the liturgy, but will give a chance for contemplation in the context of beautiful words and music.

Sundays in Lent: Join us for Instructed Eucharist at 8:00am and 11:00am during the season of Lent. We will examine the worship service's distinct parts by looking deeply at one section each week: Hearing the Word, Responding to the Word, Coming to the Table; Responding to the Table, and our Service Music as Gateway and Response to God's Love.

Parish Announcements
Weekday Worship: Would you be interested in helping Epiphany design a contemporary weekday worship service for downtown workers? We are putting together a team to interview musicians and worship leaders. If you would like to join us, please contact Elizabeth.

Explore Confirmation : Are you baptized, confirmed or have you ever re-affirmed your baptism vows? If your answer is no to any of these questions then come and join us for conversations about Christian formation and discipleship. The Cathedral Confirmation service takes place on May 14, so the coming months are the perfect time to consider taking your commitment one step further from where you are now.  We will be holding a series of discussions this Lent where together we will explore the teachings, history, and liturgy of the Church in more depth. We would love for you to join us.  Please contact Elizabeth Gardner, or Catriona Laing, for more information. 

Explore different avenues for prayer on Wednesdays in Lent: From 6:00pm-7:00pm on Wednesdays in Lent we will be presented with different ways of approaching contemplative prayer: 'praying with silence'; 'praying with icons'; 'praying with music' and 'praying with Scripture'. Contact Farley Lord Smith for more information.

Godly Play: This Sunday, Godly Play considers the Second Face of Easter. Every year, Mary, Joseph and Jesus went to the feast of the Passover in Jerusalem. The year he was 12 years old, without telling his parents, he stayed behind in Jerusalem. When his parents noticed he was gone, they frantically searched for him and found him in the temple, questioning the rabbis and discussing scripture with them. You can find this story in Luke 2:41-52.  
Ann Gordon facilitates the lesson this week. All children ages 4 through 12 are welcome to join in the story in the Godly Play room on the second floor.   

Blogs & Websites
Episcopal Cafe  An independent Web site featuring news, commentary, art, meditations, and video
Sojourners  Faith in action for social justice
Sacred Space  Daily Prayer from the Irish Jesuits

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