Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross
for Children

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1. Jesus is condemned to death

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2. Jesus accepts the cross

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3. Jesus falls the first time

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4. Jesus meets His Mother

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5. Simon of Cyrene carries the cross

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6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

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7. Jesus falls the second time

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8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

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9. Jesus falls the third time

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10. Jesus is stripped of His garments

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11. Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross

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12. Jesus dies on the cross

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13. Jesus' body is removed from the cross (Deposition or Lamentation)

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14. Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense.

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Tanabata Music Festival, July 7, 2013

Kamogawa Church Summer Event: Tanabata Music Festival, July 7, 2013

 

Holy Week 2013

2013 Christian Calendar

Epiphany (Three Kings Day)

Epiphany is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God in human form in the person of Jesus Christ. It falls on 6 January or, in many countries, on the Sunday that falls between 2 January and 8 January. Since the Julian Calendar, which is followed by some Eastern Churches, is at present 13 days behind the Gregorian Calendar and the revised Julian Calendar, 6 January in that calendar corresponds at present to 19 January in what is the official civil calendar in most countries. On this feast, Western Christians commemorate principally the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the Baby Jesus, i.e., his manifestation to the Gentiles; Eastern Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. It is also called Theophany, especially by Eastern Christians.

Source: Wikipedia: Epiphany

Christian Holy Days:

Epiphany (Three Kings Day) | Lent | Ash Wednesday | Palm Sunday | Maundy (Holy) Thursday | Good Friday | Easter Sunday | Pentecost Sunday | Advent | Christmas Day

 

2012 Kamogawa Church Christmas Message

Best wishes and warmest regards to you and your families
from all of us at the Kamogawa Church.

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The Kamogawa Church and Santa Claus donated 60,000 yen
to the Kuu-chan House Dog Therapy Group
on December 25th, 2013.

Christmas Day

Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday held on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. The date is not known to be the actual birth date of Jesus, and may have initially been chosen to correspond with either the day exactly nine months after some early Christians believed Jesus had been conceived, the date of the winter solstice on the ancient Roman calendar, or one of various ancient winter festivals. Christmas is central to the Christmas and holiday season, and in Christianity marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days.

Source: Wikipedia: Christmas

Christian Holy Days:

Epiphany (Three Kings Day) | Lent | Ash Wednesday | Palm Sunday | Maundy (Holy) Thursday | Good Friday | Easter Sunday | Pentecost Sunday | Advent | Christmas Day

 

 

Thanksgiving Bible Reading for Ministers

 

Prayer for 1 year memorial of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

今日のお祈り:父なる神様、今日、3月11日、東日本大震災から1年がたとうとしています。どうか、亡くなられた方へのご冥福と被災された方へのご多幸をお祈り申し上げます。また、私たち自身も自然の尊さを理解しながら生活を大事にしていけるように導いてください。主イエスキリストの御名により、お祈りいたします。
アーメン。

Thank you to all who attended our Valentine's Day Party February 14, 2012

Read about Valentine’s Day and Saint Valentine

Click here to see the PHOTOS.

Lenten Calendar 2012

  • Clean Monday (Monday, February 20, 2012)
  • Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, February 22, 2012)
  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, February 26, 2012)
  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 4, 2012)
  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 11, 2012)
  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Saturday, March 17, 2012)
  • Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) (Sunday, March 18, 2012)
  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Monday, March 19, 2012)
  • The Annunciation of the Lord (Sunday, March 25, 2012)
  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, March 25, 2012)
  • Palm Sunday (Sunday, April 1, 2012)
  • Holy Thursday (Thursday, April 5, 2012)
  • Good Friday (Friday, April 6, 2012)
  • Holy Saturday (Saturday, April 7, 2012)
  • Easter (Sunday, April 8, 2012)

Read about the Epiphany

Hymns for the Celebrations of the Liturgical Year:
Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel

Advent announcement and suggestions:
preparation, anticipation, and participation!

Advent Dates for 2011


• November 27 - First Sunday of Advent
• December 4 - Second Sunday of Advent
• December 11 - Third Sunday of Advent
• December 18 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

In Western Christianity, Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day, or the Sunday which falls closest to November 30, and lasts through Christmas Eve, or December 24. When Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, it is the last, or fourth Sunday of Advent.

In Eastern Orthodox churches which use the Julian calendar, Advent begins earlier, on November 15, and lasts 40 days, rather than 4 weeks.

Source: About.com Christianity

 

Christmas Donation

December 7, 2011:
Kamogawa Church presented NPO Houjin Mirai
with a Christmas donation totaling 120,000 yen.

 

鴨川福音教会の夏の祭り!
Thank you to all who participated in The Kamogawa Church Summer Family Festa!

Click here to see the PHOTOS.

 

10th Anniversary of 9/11

On the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, The Kamogawa Church extends our deepest and most sincere condolences and prayers to ALL the victims and their families who were tragically affected on that infamous day, ten years ago. Especially, for all loved ones whose time with us was cut short, we pray that in Heaven their souls have found peace.

Our church strives to understand and appreciate other religions, and live peacefully with all people of different cultural and religious backgrounds. We pray that cultural and religious differences and misunderstandings throughout the world may be overcome peacefully, and NEVER through violence.

A Prayer for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami

Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to all of those affected by the Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami and damage of nuclear power plants. We pray for all victims, and pray that relief reaches those in need as quickly as possible.

被災されたみなさまへ
3月11日に発生した東北地方太平洋沖地震により、被災されたみなさまに心からお見舞い申し上げます。また、被災者のみなさまの1日も早い救出と復興をお祈り申し上げます。

 

Easter Celebration and Memorial:

イースターのお祝いと震災の犠牲者への追悼: 2011年4月11日

Thank you to all of you who participated in our Easter Celebration and Memorial Service. And very special thanks to all of the wonderful musicians who made this a night to remember.

Click here to see the PHOTOS.

Event outline (links are to videos):
1. Opening greetings
2. Prayer
3. Surprise present song
4. All sing Sanbika 312 What a friend we have in Jesus
5. Kampai
6. Dinner start
7. Italian Opera performance
8. Present song from Kamogawa Church: This is the day that the Lord has made
9. Piano live
10. Bazookie Concert with Megumi Grace dancing

Lenten Calendar 2011

  • Clean Monday (Monday, March 7, 2011)
  • Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)
  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 13, 2011)
  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Thursday, March 17, 2011)
  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Saturday, March 19, 2011)
  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 20, 2011)
  • The Annunciation of the Lord (Friday, March 25, 2011)
  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 27, 2011)
  • Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) (Sunday, April 3, 2011)
  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, April 10, 2011)
  • Palm Sunday (Sunday, April 17, 2011)
  • Holy Thursday (Thursday, April 21, 2011)
  • Good Friday (Friday, April 22, 2011)
  • Holy Saturday (Saturday, April 23, 2011)
  • Easter (Sunday, April 24, 2011)

Kamogawa Church Christmas Charity Ball a Big Success!

Thanks to everyone's great support and cooperation, the Kamogawa Church Christmas Charity Ball was a lot of fun and a great success. We collected over 230,000 yen for NPO Houjin Mirai!

photos | videos | read all about it

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Christmas Charity 2010 Videos

Advent Calendar 2010

• November 28 - First Sunday of Advent
• December 5 - Second Sunday of Advent
• December 12 - Third Sunday of Advent
• December 19 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

In Western Christianity, Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day, or the Sunday which falls closest to November 30, and lasts through Christmas Eve, or December 24. When Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, it is the last, or fourth Sunday of Advent.

In Eastern Orthodox churches which use the Julian calendar, Advent begins earlier, on November 15, and lasts 40 days, rather than 4 weeks.

Source: About.com Christianity

What's New

December 7, 2011:
Kamogawa Church Christmas donation for NPO Houjin Mirai

November 27, 2011:
Advent announcement and suggestions

August 24, 2011:
The Kamogawa Church Summer Family Festa!

April 15, 2011:
April 11, 2010 Easter Celebration and Memorial Page Updated

March 9, 2011:
Lent Begins, added Lenten Calendar 2011

December 23, 2010:
Kamogawa Church Christmas Charity Ball a Big Success!

November 30, 2010:
Added Advent Calendar 2010 to Advent Page

November 30, 2010:
Spiritual Music Post: "This is the Day That the Lord Has Made"

Novever 25, 2010:
Christmas Charity Ball Announcement

Novever 25, 2010:
Thanksgiving Message

Novever 25, 2010:
Thanksgiving Prayer

Novever 25, 2010:
Thanksgiving Bible Reading for Ministers
(in English and Japanese)

April 19, 2010:
The Kamogawa Church raised 165,000 yen for the NPO Hojin Mirai Dog Therapy program and presented it to the NPO Hojin Mirai on April 19th. Read more...

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Spiritual Music

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Christian Holy Days Calendar 2011

January 6 - Epiphany (Three Kings Day)

March 9 to April 23 - Lent

March 9 - Ash Wednesday

April 17 - Palm Sunday

April 21 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday

April 22 - Good Friday

April 24 - Easter Sunday

June 12 - Pentecost Sunday

November 27 to December 24 - Advent

December 25 - Christmas Day

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This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalms 118 verse 24.

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This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalms 118 verse 24.

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