Tag Archives: Maundy Thursday

From the Altar to the Foot Basin

A Maundy Thursday homily, on Luke 22:14-30 One of the classic challenges of having four Gospel books is the fact that they don’t always have their chronology lined up with each other.  How did Jesus identify his traitor during the Last … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Christ our Passover

Fr. Brian, over at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Danvers, preached a phenomenal sermon last night at the Maundy Thursday service, such that I can’t help but summarize it here.  The outline was so simple and the flow of … Continue reading

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Liturgical Space: Holy Week

Since before Lent began, I’ve had this “stripping of the altar” idea for Holy Week’s setup.  I made this change after morning prayer on Palm Sunday (yesterday), since that morning is when we read the passion narrative in church together … Continue reading

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Jesus shares the laments of the Prophets

Today’s OT reading in the Daily Office was Jeremiah 20:7-12, which was a prophetic lament by Jeremiah after being beaten up by Pashhur, a corrupt priest in the Temple.  Although it’s part of the writings of a prophet, passages like … Continue reading

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