During Holy Week we walk metaphorically with Jesus through the final days of his earthly life. Alert to his humanity, we perceive with enhanced clarity his repeated determination to live in challenging service to others, and we become more deeply aware of his struggle to embrace the Cross and his purposeful death.
The liturgies of Holy Week offer space to meditate and to more deeply indwell this journey. They are designed so that we may intentionally align with God, and grasp God’s parallel work in each of our own lives.
The liturgies of Holy Week sculpt our hearts, finally, to receive the resonant Easter astonishment of Christ’s Resurrection, and to inhabit how that Resurrection is most assuredly intended also for each one of us, and for all of us together.
May God quicken your Holy Week steps,
The lessons for Maundy Thursday
The Lessons for the Great Vigil (five will be used)
The Lessons for Easter Sunday morning
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