Tag Archives: Holy Week

Holy Communion in Psalm 78

This was my homily last night for Maundy Thursday. As you may know, there is a lot of poetry in the Bible.  Over the past century, poetry has taken quite a dive in public opinion; what was once considered a … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Exceptions to the Norm

As even the casual observer of Anglican worship will notice, the liturgy is pretty ‘fixed.’  Very little variation happens from week to week – the majority of the worship service is identical every time we celebrate it. For the most … Continue reading

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We Need the Cross

Imagine what it would be like if Satan took complete control over a city.  What would it be like? There are a number of different ways that could work out.  Perhaps the first thing that comes to your mind is … Continue reading

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Easter-Even, Holy Saturday

(19 April 2014, 4 April 2015) The Collects: GRANT, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the death of your blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ, so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections we may be buried with him … Continue reading

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The Triduum

“Triduum” is Latin for “three days,” and it refers to the final sequence of days this week: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.  Together they tell, remember, and reenact the final days of Jesus’ pre-resurrection life. Thursday was the … Continue reading

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Good Friday

(18 April 2014, 3 April 2015) The Collects: ALMIGHTY God, we beseech you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and … Continue reading

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Thursday before Easter, commonly called Maundy Thursday

(17 April 2014, 2 April 2015) The Collects: LORD Jesus Christ, who in this wonderful Sacrament has given us a memorial of your passion: Grant us so to reverence the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood, that we may … Continue reading

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