Parking lot on Concord Pike, across from the Village of St. John, is available for this event. This lot is gated and parking lot attendants will be opening the gates for attendees between 3:30 and 3:45. If you are unable to park in the lot, street parking is also available.


Please use the main entryway to the Village of St. John, which is directly off of the village's circle drive at 2020 N. Tatnall Street.

The circle drive may be used to drop off, but it does not lead to parking.

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An Advent Article:

O Antiphons

by Michael Redmond

Advent is a season of reflection and hope, opening the church’s liturgical year by preparing for the coming of Christ in various senses — at Bethlehem, within the believer’s heart, and in majesty on the Last Day. We focus on the promise of Christ made through the prophets long ago; on that promise already fulfilled in the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus and on that promise still be to be fulfilled... Read full article here

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We will gladly list your Advent, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day services and events on the diocesan website and on our social media pages. Please send us the information using the online seasonal services/events form. Please note that the deadline for listing services is December 14.

These special worship services and offerings can be found under the 'Worship' tab on the front page of the diocesan website, www.delaware.church.

Celebrations of New Ministry

The Rev. Jack Anderson

All are cordially invited!

St. Philip’s Church


Wednesday, January 17,

at 4:00 p.m.

Reception to follow.

RSVP here

The Rev. Patrick Burke

All are cordially invited!

Church of Sts. Andrew & Matthew, Wilmington

Wednesday, January 31,

6:00 p.m.

Reception to follow.

RSVP here

Clergy to Vest in Green

Fun Fact

Question: Which Wilmington church once held 18 formal services in a single day, and why?

Clue: Similar services were held elsewhere.

Answer: Here

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Did You Know?

Holy Words

On this date in 1835, Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop, was born in Boston. While rector of Holy Trinity in Philadelphia, he wrote "O Little Town of Bethlehem," for his Sunday School children. His preaching was so renowned that he was invited to preach at Westminster Abbey in London and at the Royal Chapel at Windsor before Queen Victoria. Brooks also introduced Helen Keller to Christianity and to Anne Sullivan. He became Bishop of Massachusetts and is known for such quotes as: "Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks." "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones." "Charity should begin at home, but not stay there."

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Holy Water

Because vending machines are now automated, they feel like a relatively modern invention. However, the basic contraption has been around for more than 2,000 years. Introduced in the first century CE by Greek engineer and mathematician Heron of Alexandria, the first vending machine dispensed holy water, to stop thievery. Similar to modern machines, his device required inserting a coin into a slot. The coin fell onto a pan connected to a lever, which opened a valve on the other end where the holy water flowed out. The pan continued to move under the weight of the coin until the coin slid off. The lever would then raise back to its initial state and close the valve, stopping the flow of water.

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Image: "NIND holywater ISOH1" by Trougnouf (Benoit Brummer) is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Just published!

The Winter 2023/2024 edition of

Delaware Communion

Feature Article

Part four of a four-part series:

My Journey in The Episcopal Church

My Journey in The Episcopal Church as a Black Woman (and a daughter of a bishop)

by Cynthia Primo Martin

Read the magazine here

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