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8 AM | Early Service. Holy Eucharist (BCP). Presiding Celebrant and Preacher: Canon Patterson.

10:30 AM | Summer Service. Holy Eucharist with hymms. Presiding Celebrant: Canon Anderson; Homilist: Canon Patterson.   Livestream.

Readings: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29.

Image: Feast of Herod, (1533), painting. Lucas Cranach, 1472-1553. Städel, Frankfurt, Germany.

Lucas Cranach was a German printmaker and painter who produced portraits, mythological scenes, engravings, and altarpieces. He was a supporter of the Protestant Reformation and was a friend to Martin Luther. As a result, his religious art shifted from a traditionally Catholic focus to attempts at expressing Lutheran theology. In his piece, Feast of Herod, we see a group of people seated around Herod’s table while a servant delivers a platter of fruits. Herod’s daughter, Herodias, offers him another platter upon which sets the head of John the Baptist. Herod’s face shows disgust and revulsion while his wife sits next to him with a pleasant smile. Herodias appears rather indifferent while those attending the feast join Herod in his revulsion.