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Liturgical Season – RETURN/ VICTORIOUS LIVING
Symbol – Akoma Ntoaso
Togetherness, Unity, Linked-Hearts
Today First Afrikan Church enters the season of Return/Victorious Living in her liturgical calendar (Imani: Afrikan Rhythms©). It helps us as a community to mark time in a way that is familiar to Afrikan American Christian communities around the country. However, unlike liturgical calendars in other Afrikan American Christian communities, the First Afrikan liturgical calendar incorporates both the seven principles of Kwanzaa as well as poignant liberative moments and movements in the collective journey of Afrikan American peoples.
The season of Return/Victorious Living is especially important because it signals that human life, like all life in general is cyclic, or maybe more accurately, spiracle. As people of faith we believe, like our Afrikan ancestors, that life is eternal. It reaches back to eternity past and forward into eternity future. In the Afrikan religious tradition the past is the gift given us by our ancestors without whom we could never exist. It is where we’ve come from. It is where our knowledge of self and others was formed. The past is where the seeds filled with the nutrients of our capabilities and potential accomplishments were planted, watered and cultivated. Our current existence is the blossoming and fruition of those efforts by of our elders and ancestors who taught and apprenticed us in the hope that we would truly fulfill our life’s purpose and thereby make a contribution to the uplift and ultimate victory of our people.
In the Christian tradition we believe we face an eternal future (in the tradition of Yeshua h’Mashyach,” a resurrected reality where we, because of our faith in and faithfulness to Olorun (High God) become saints/ancestors and continue the process of living in eternal victory over doubt, defeatism, various oppressions, and despair.
In this season we strive to embody a New Afrikan Consciousness that internalizes and lives out such profound Afrikan principles as Ma’at, Harambee, Ubuntu, Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Kuumba, Nia, and Imani. We study to learn what these principles are, to appreciate their humane value, and treasure their spiritual depth and power.
Memory Verse: Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
First Afrikan Church is an Africentric Christian Ministry that empowers women, men youth and children to move from membership to leadership in the church, community and the world.
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