We had a few nominations, so I’ll share those with you all, and then close with a thought about Wednesday in Holy Week, and an invitation.
Mitch shares about the littlest usher in his church, or, as he says, a “Protestant altar boy.”
1-4 Grace shares a little something to bring a smile…
and Rachel at SwanDive is sharing this week the beautiful and heartbreaking story of how her mom went missing. Lord, we remember and honor Anne Elizabeth White, whose birthday was on Good Friday. May she rest in eternal peace, and let light perpetual shine upon her. The first installment is here.
From In The Agora:
“Holy Week – Wednesday: “Some scholars will dispute the precise days
certain events occurred in the Holy Week, in part due to differences in
calendars. Some believe that Judas agreed to betray Jesus on Wednesday,
rather than Tuesday evening. Some even believe that Jesus was actually
crucified on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the most convincing traditions call
this “Silent Wednesday” because the Bible tells us very little about Jesus’
actions on this day. In the Catholic tradition, this is also called Dark
Wednesday or the Wednesday of Darkness, to underscore the loneliness of
“Luke does say that, “each day Jesus was teaching at the Temple…and
all the people came early in the morning to hear him.” Presumably Jesus
stayed in Bethany, where He had been before.”
I have been struggling greatly this year with the Stations of the Cross. For some of you, they are as second nature as showing up for church; for some, they are entirely unheard of. I fall in the low middle somewhere…I am a “cradle Episcopalian” but was raised in a very “low church” diocese. The church I belong to now is the first in my denomination where I have ever seen Stations displayed, much less participated in the service.
I find walking the stations to be exceptionally moving and even overwhelming, and it encapsulates Holy Week amazingly. I will be going tonight, and I wish I could take you all with me. Failing that, though…
Even if it is an entirely foreign concept to you, I invite you to visit my church’s virtual Stations of the Cross. Take some quiet time and ponder the mystery of Christ’s death and passion in this most Holy of all Weeks.
If you wish, share your thoughts with us in the comments.