The highlight of St. Brigit’s contemplative events in March will be our Vernal Equinox Service, marking the first day of Spring. The service is scheduled for Friday, March 20, at 7:00p.m. and will focus on the theme of hope for newness of life.
This will be the tenth service in St. Brigit’s A’it Caol series. A’it Caol (pronounced atch qweel) is Gaelic for “A Thin Place.” These services are created to offer guests an experience of God through a unique liturgy, which combines ancient tradition with contemporary language. They include specially designed meditation areas, reflecting the Scriptural lessons, and sacred music with an ethereal sound.
Ancient people marked this day with thanksgiving for the return of light and warmth. Spring promised rebirth and hope. In the Christian church, the Vernal Equinox is significant in that it is used in determining the date of Easter, the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Equinox.
St. Brigit Episcopal Church is located at 110 Johnson Street in Frederick. Visit www.stbrigit.org or www.facebook.com/StBrigit for more information.