Crossings posts about Liturgical Seasons

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Living in Vertical Time

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by Katherine Ruch (We are blessed to have this special post by Katherine, who is the wife of our Bishop, Stewart Ruch.  This is re-posted from her own blog, “Still Point of the Turning World,” which you can view at worldstillpoint.blogspot.com.)  The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis open in all of us, even as adults, that mysterious longing for a […]

A Messy Celebration

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by Jennifer Asp I’m relatively new to practicing the liturgical calendar.  I practiced with Church of the Cross for several years before I understood what it was we were doing. The liturgical year begins with Advent the beginning of December (a 4 week fast) and it leads into Christmas (a 12 day feast). In the […]

Behold, the New has Come!

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by Peter Berg As I reflect on the glory and wonder of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I am inevitably drawn to consider the new heavens and the new earth promised in Revelation 21-22.  At the end of this age, God will make all things new, and there will be no more death, nor crying, nor […]

The Pure Joy of Easter: Reflecting on Easter Vigil

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by Elizabeth Berg Growing up I loved Lent and the days of Holy Week leading up to Easter. As a teenager I loved the reflection on the life of Jesus; his struggles as he watched his dear friends mourn over the death of their brother, his sorrow as he experienced people turning away and leaving […]

You Have Said So: A Reflection on Good Friday

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by Rose Zilka In C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces, Orual, the queen of an ancient city, makes her complaint against the gods. She writes the book as a discourse of how the gods have wronged her by taking everything she has ever loved away. Orual sees the broken world wherein she lives, and her response […]

Christ’s Love for Us: A Reflection on Maundy Thursday

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by Melanie Hardacker Holy week may start joyfully with Christ’s triumphant entry on Palm Sunday but by Thursday we have moved into the emotional and heartbreaking sadness of his arrest and suffering.  By Thursday we have turned on Jesus.  Maundy Thursday might not seem like a very fun service, it is hard to consider it […]

What is a polkacello?

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polkacello pol.ka.cel.lo – /’po-ke-che-lo/ Function:  noun Inflected form(s): plural polkacellos First known use: 1970 Definition:  a large, unusual musical instrument that is held by the player while the player is standing, a member of the percussion family (musical instruments you play be hitting or shaking).  It originated in Minnesota, USA and became popular at family […]