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Palm Sunday. Good Friday. Holy Saturday. Easter Sunday. This year, because most Christians in the US were not able to go to church on Palm Sunday, many of us “cut branches,” as it says in scripture, and put them on … Continue reading
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We Are All in the Garden
On Holy Thursday, after the procession, after we sing the Tantum Ergo, gathered around the altar of repose, I usually meditate on being in the garden with Jesus, keeping watch and praying as his friends didn’t, because they couldn’t stay … Continue reading
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Do you understand what I have done for you?
“What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Jesus had gone on to explain that he was giving them an example, and that they should wash one another’s feet, so they had almost forgotten … Continue reading
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Peter was horrified by what he saw Jesus doing. When Jesus approached him, he had to ask, even though by this time Jesus’ intentions must have been obvious. Lord, are you going to wash my feet??!? It completely outraged his … Continue reading
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I am going to my death to make possible for you a model of creative practice which is not governed by death. From now on this is the only commandment which counts: that you should live your lives as a … Continue reading
Why go to church this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday?
Let me tell you about the Easter Triduum. The word means “three days” in Latin, and it means the three days that are, essentially, the High Holy Days of Christianity: Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday in some traditions, from the … Continue reading
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