Monday of Holy Week, Mar. 30, 2015

On Monday of Holy Week we read about the anointing of Jesus while He was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper.  This narrative is found in Mark 14:3-9 or in John 12:1-11. While Jesus sat at table eating a woman, identified in John’s Gospel as Mary (not the Mother of our Lord) […]

A Biblical Journey

Holy Week begins with our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem (March 29th) and concludes when His lifeless body is laid to rest in a tomb and a large stone is rolled across the entrance. (April 4th) Each day Jesus is lining up the details to fulfill His words, “No one has greater love than this, to […]

Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015

The service of Palm Sunday at St. John’s is March 29th at 8:00, 9:00 and 11:15 am.  This ancient liturgy is found in the Book of Common Prayer beginning on page 270. It is called “The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday.” This title explains well what the day is about. Using this liturgy we […]

Holy Week: The Most Solemn Week of the Year!

This year, March 29, 2015 begins the most solemn week of the year. We walk liturgically the last week of our Lord Jesus Christ’s earthly life.  We call this journey “Holy Week.”  We walk “liturgically” meaning sacramentally we are actually present to the suffering, dying and rising of Jesus Christ.  We participate in His “Paschal […]

Spiritual Consolation…

According to Ignatius of Loyola (born in 1491) the good spiritual feelings that are stirred up within us he calls spiritual “consolation” and the negative and dark spiritual feelings he calls spiritual “desolation.” Spiritual consolation is an experience of being connected to God and His love and mercy. We want to serve Him, love Him, […]