10 Ways to Preach on Maundy Thursday

Posted on March 20, 2024

What is Maundy Thursday? The liturgy for Maundy Thursday begins a three-day observance of the most holy events in the Christian Liturgical calendar. Known as the Triduum, the service of Maundy Thursday, followed by Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and the Easter Vigil, cover a four-day/three-night journey into the heart of the Christian Gospel. The name…

How Holy Week Hooked Me

Posted on March 15, 2021

A few years ago, leading up to Holy Week, I was about 50/50 on becoming an Anglican. I saw some things I liked, I didn’t understand a handful of other aspects, and I wrestled with leaving a tradition that raised me. And then Holy Week got me. It was all over from there.  Now, I…

Maundy Thursday: A Collect Reflection

Posted on April 18, 2019

Maundy Thursday Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who lives and reigns with you…

Holy Week: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on April 4, 2019

Starting on Palm Sunday, we embark on what’s known as “Holy Week.” As I put it in my overview of the Church calendar and the Christian liturgical year, The last week of Lent, Holy Week, remembers the last week of Christ’s earthly life, beginning with Palm Sunday’s commemoration of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt…

I’m not an Anglican During Holy Week

Posted on April 11, 2017

I love being an Anglican Christian. This Communion is my home, these are the people I’m called to serve with, and I’m thankful for the beauty of this tradition. But during Holy Week, I’m not an Anglican. I’m not a Baptist either. Or a Presbyterian. Or a Roman Catholic. Maundy Thursday On Maundy Thursday, my feet…

Maundy Thursday: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on April 2, 2015

“Maundy”? I don’t think there has ever been a child who didn’t think I was saying Monday Thursday during the Holy Week announcements. Growing up, I thought today was Monday Thursday until about age 14.  And when I finally learned it was “Maundy,” no one could explain why it was called that! But friends, I…

Maundy Thursday: Blessed Humility

Posted on March 28, 2013

Sermon for Maundy Thursday 2013, Holy Cross, Loganville, Georgia. Tonight is about humility. The humility of Jesus, the Master and Lord who was a servant. By living among us as one of us. By allowing himself to be sacrificed for our sins. By washing feet. And he says that humility is the “full extent of his love.” Judas…