For the first-time visitor, liturgy may be exhilarating… or confusing. Services may involve standing, sitting, kneeling, sung or spoken responses, and other participatory elements that may provide a challenge for the first-time visitor. However, liturgical worship can be compared with a dance: once you learn the steps, you come to appreciate the rhythm, and it becomes satisfying to dance, again and again, as the music changes.
On September 8, 2019, the Diocese of Portland will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, the mother church of the diocese. The cathedral was dedicated on September 8, 1869, by Bishop David Bacon, the first Bishop of Portland. (https://portlanddiocese.org/cathedral-150th-anniversary)
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church is the oldest, largest and tallest public building on Mt. Desert Island. The church is named for the French Jesuit Mission, “Saint Sauveur,” which was established on the island in 1613.