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Easter Friday

Easter Friday

It’s a battle I think that’s been lost. Sorry. I think most people, at least of the church-going variety, can get to Easter Monday being the day after Easter Day – so, April 17. And Easter Tuesday is April 18. But regularly I find, especially in the advertising world, that last week, Friday April 14… Continue Reading

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Holy Week Resources

Holy Week Resources

Although some still call last Sunday “Passion Sunday” (even though there was no special stress on the Passion in our agreed readings), the majority Western practice is to call this coming Sunday “Passion Sunday” with the Liturgy of the Palms. This coming Sunday is the Sunday we read the Passion. We, once again, have an… Continue Reading

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Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Let us pray (in silence) [that through this week we may share in Christ’s dying and rising] pause Almighty everliving God, [or God of transcendence] as an example of humility for the human race, you sent our saviour to become incarnate and to submit to the cross, grant us the grace to learn from this… Continue Reading

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Liturgy as Sacred Soap Opera?

Liturgy as Sacred Soap Opera?

There is a tendency to treat liturgy as mimicking Jesus’ earthly life – acting it out, pretending we don’t know what happens next, making believe that we live in another time and place… This is called mimesis μίμησις, the Greek word connected to our English word “mimic”. But the older and deeper understanding of liturgy… Continue Reading

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Reflecting on Holy Week

Reflecting on Holy Week

Some time this week or next week most will be reflecting back on Holy Week and the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil), and writing up notes for improvements next year. Holy Week and Triduum online A friend of mine wanted to go to an Anglican church for Easter. She looked up the diocesan… Continue Reading

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Holy Week Resources

Holy Week Resources

Here are some resources for Holy Week (and beyond). You can add further ideas and suggestions in the comments: Palm Sunday Service Outline Palm Sunday Collect Reflection Holy Week Collect Reflection Maundy Thursday Service Outline Good Friday Service Outline Easter Vigil Service Outline Easter Collect Reflection Easter Season Services Ideas Easter Season Reflection What hymns,… Continue Reading

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How Do You Celebrate Palm Sunday?

How Do You Celebrate Palm Sunday?

Through people contacting me, asking for an explanation of the entry in our lectionary booklet for Palm Sunday, I am becoming aware that there are communities that celebrate Palm Sunday without reading the Passion story. These, hence, struggle to make sense of the lectionary entry which does not provide a set of readings that just… Continue Reading

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