Monthly Archives: April 2020

Easter 3

Every week or so, we hear the story of someone who somehow didn’t know that the world was locked down in the Covid 19 crisis.  The first one I remember was the actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared … Continue reading

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Easter 2

“When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews.”  Saint John makes this rather definitive statement about where … Continue reading

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Easter

Happy Easter, everybody.  Usually when I say that everybody says “Happy Easter” back to me, and then I go on to talk about how good everyone looks and how packed the church is and how we’re going to flower a … Continue reading

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Good Friday

We have come to Good Friday, and so we have come to the Cross of Christ.   W.H. Auden, the great poet, once wrote that “Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Outside of the Easter Vigil, Maundy Thursday is the most involved service of the year, at least if you do it up the way we usually do. If we weren’t in lockdown, we’d have the washing of feet, the celebration … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

50 years ago, Palm Sunday 1970, Mary Beth Carver, Jane Whiteley, and Mary Ellen Carty, became the first female acolytes in the Diocese of New Jersey.  It was a packed house that Palm Sunday, because on top of being Palm … Continue reading

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