We are now in Holy Week, a most odd and unusual Holy Week, to be sure, but I like to think that the very unpredictability gives us a better sense of what that first Holy Week was like. After all, on Sunday the disciples watched as Jesus entered through the Eastern Gate, hailed with palm branches and cheers. Surely, the Jesus will save the people from Rome! But then on Monday Jesus goes into the Temple and chases out the money changers. The disciples would have started worrying at this point, such actions would not find favor with the Temple leaders, or with Rome. By Thursday, Jesus is celebrating Passover with his disciples and telling them how he’s going to die. Thursday night he prays with such agony that he sweats blood. Friday morning he is arrested, tried, condemned and executed. Friday evening they barely have time to place him in the tomb before the Sabbath begins at sunset. It’s a shocking, disorienting, roller coaster of a week.
So, as we gather for worship in new and unexpected ways, perhaps we have a small sense of what life was like that week – uncertain and eventful. I hope you will join us for:
Contemplative Prayer on Tuesday at 4 p.m. (https://zoom.us/j/686442757)
Bible Study on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (https://zoom.us/j/929748848);
Morning Prayer and Stations of the Cross on Wednesday at 9 a.m. (https://zoom.us/j/708675077)
Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. (https://zoom.us/j/535384213)
Good Friday Service at noon (https://zoom.us/j/271778709)
Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. (https://zoom.us/j/861979053)
Easter Vigil on Saturday at 7 p.m. (https://zoom.us/j/952547718)
Easter Sunday Service with the Diocese at 10 a.m.
Prayers and blessings,