What… or better “who” do you lack in your life?
This is Friday in Easter Week and our Gospel lesson comes from John 21:1-14. This is the third post-resurrection appearance of Jesus to His disciples. John writes, “Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and He revealed Himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana […]
The Great Fifty Days!
A beautiful celebration of Easter Day has come and gone. But part of our Good News is that Easter is not over! This one beautiful and meaningful day is actually fifty days long! Alleluia! In the Anglican Church Easter is a season that extends from the Great Vigil of Easter through the last service on the […]
The Great Vigil of Easter, April 4, 2015
Tonight at the Great Vigil of Easter the baptismal themes that were explored during the season of Lent reach their logical conclusion in the words of this prayer, “Through the paschal mystery, dear friends, we are buried with Christ by Baptism into His death, and raised with Him to newness of life.” (BCP, 292) As […]
Maundy Thursday, April 2, 2015
Today is Holy Thursday or in our Anglican tradition we say “Maundy Thursday.” The word “Maundy” is from the Latin “mandatum,” or “mandate.” “Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos.” Translated this reads, “A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you.” (Jn 13:34) On […]
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 […]