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Good Friday 2019

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Every Friday in Morning Prayer, the Collect for the day was written by William Reed Huntington, an Episcopal priest who died in 1909. Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the […]

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Maundy Thursday 2019

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My senses stood on edge at the first foot-washing I experienced in a church (St. Paul’s, Fayetteville). I had never done it before but trusted the clergy in their invitation to the holy days leading up to Easter, to participate fully in all that was offered. I looked around at others who seemed so calm, […]

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Holy Wednesday – 2019

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The skies are gray this morning, but the weather forecast says the rain doesn’t come until tonight. That rain promises to come with storms. The darkening of the skies calms me somehow, encouraging me to retreat a minute, get myself in order, and focus on the holy moments at hand. This morning the scriptures recall […]

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Holy Tuesday – 2019

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Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said tohim, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew andPhilip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Sonof Man to […]

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Holy Monday – 2019

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Morning Prayer this morning revisits what inspires the procession on Palm Sunday:  Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem. The Eucharistic gospel lesson revisits the dinner party where Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with fragrant nard, much to Judas’ annoyance. Reflection offered by Plough points toward Jesus’ overthrowing the moneychangers in the Temple. All the while, I wonder where I am […]