Here is the announcement:
"A Celebration of the Spring Equinox and Prayers for the Healing of the EarthNever mind that March 21 is listed as the day we would otherwise honor Thomas Cranmer.
Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm in the outdoor Chapel of Refuge and Grace.
We will observe the transition from Winter to Spring at the time when day and night, light and darkness are in balance with prayers for the intention of healing our earth and increasing our awareness of God’s creation as a gift deserving of our stewardship"
I guess remembering Protestant martyrs, or remembering those who are largely responsible for the Anglican worship that we enjoy, would be far less interesting than observing the revolution of the Earth around the sun.
As I noted, this is not the first such celebration to be held at St. Stonehenge and All Druids. Earlier posts are to be found here, here, and here.
Shame on our Bishop for fiddling around and letting this slide toward paganism continue.
The Archebisshoppe. Are you perswaded that the holy Scriptures conteine sufficiently all doctryne, requyred of necessitie for eternall salvacyon, through the faith in Jesu Christe? And are you determyned with the same holy scriptures, to enstruct the people committed to your charge, and to teache or maintein nothyng, as required of necessitie to eternall salvacion, but that you shall bee perswaded may be concluded, and proved by the same?
Aunswere. I am so perswaded and determined by gods grace.
The Archebisshoppe. Wil you then faithfully exercise your selfe in the said holy scriptures, and call upon god by prayer for the true understanding of the same, so as ye may be able by them to teache and exhorte with wholesome doctrine, and to withstande and convince the gainsaiers?
Aunswere. I wyll so doe, by the helpe of God.
The Archebisshoppe. Be you ready with al faithful diligence, to banishe and drive away al erronious and straunge doctryne, contrary to god's worde, and both privately and openly to call upon, and encourage other to the same?Once our bishop banishes the equinox and solstice services going on in his diocese, then and only then can he let me know whether he has found an adequate theology to support that other innovation we are facing, same sex blessings.
Aunswere. I am ready, the lord beyng my helper.
For me, this week I am ignoring the Equinox and thanking God for Cranmer.
Merciful God, who through the work of Thomas Cranmer didst renew the worship of thy Church by restoring the language of the people, and through whose death didst reveal thy power in human weakness: Grant that by thy grace we may always worship thee in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate, who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (traditional prayer)