Maundy Thursday: A Collect Reflection

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 and the Holy Spirit, one [...]

By |2019-06-27T10:51:17-05:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Holy Week: A Rookie Anglican Guide

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 21:1-11). So, put simply, Holy [...]

I’m not an Anglican During Holy Week

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 are being washed, and I'm [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:37:52-06:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

What is Maundy Thursday?

"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 have trekked through the boring [...]

By |2019-04-03T16:09:28-05:00April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , |6 Comments

Maundy Thursday: Blessed Humility

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 was probably embarrassed.  Everyone was surprised. Peter was shocked.  As usual, he reacted immediately! [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:48:44-06:00March 28th, 2013|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , |0 Comments