Crossings posts tagged with ‘Holy Week’

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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 […]

Blessed is the King: A Reflection on Palm Sunday

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by Sue Awes “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” To the Romans looking on that day in Jerusalem it probably didn’t seem much like a royal procession, a triumphal entry.  Where were the gilded chariots and mighty steeds?  Where were the purple and gold […]

Pray for Me, a Sinner

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by Christian Ruch This year on Good Friday (April  18) from 3:00 to 6:30 PM we will be offering a time for praying confession with a clergy member.  While confessing sins to a priest or deacon is not required in the Anglican church, it is a practice that many (including myself) have found both spiritually […]