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Written by James C. Fenhagen 1929-2012, an Episcopal Rector, author, and Seminary administrator. This is an excerpt from his book “Invitation to Holiness.”

Holiness in human life is a reflection of the holiness of God and, therefore, has always been associated with religious experience. Holiness is a special word that suggests not so much a particular quality of the divine, as the essence of that transcendent mystery which for the believer stands at the center of human existence. The word holiness carries with it connotations of the numinous, and therefore includes the experience of awe and wonder and power—all of which cannot be clearly defined. Holiness always implies something more — pointing to that mystery which can never be contained. More than any other word in the history of language, it speaks of the essence of religious experience.


Written by Pope Gregory I (Unk – 604), famous for instigating the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome to convert the then pagan Anglo-Saxons in England to Christianity.

 Almighty and eternal God,

you are the brightness of the faithful.

You have made this day holy

by the first-fruits of the chosen Gentiles.

Fill the world with your glory

and show yourself by the radiance of your light

to the nations that are subject to you;

through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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