Category Archives: Lent

Good Friday

It is finished. Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22:1-21 Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1 – 19:40 Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of our Lord. It is known as “Good” because of the new life brought about by … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Many customs have marked the Thursday of Holy Week over the centuries. Originally no Holy Communion was celebrated during the week before Easter, but by the end of the fourth century some areas were holding a celebration on Thursday and … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Year C

Jesus’ Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 22:14 – 23:56 For most Episcopal churches, Palm Sunday is the blending of two liturgies – the Liturgy of the Palms and the Liturgy of the Passion. At one time worship … Continue reading

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Lent 5: Year C

Anointing Isaiah 53:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-18 We hear the story of Jesus being anointed by a woman in all four gospel accounts. In today’s account from John’s Gospel, Mary (the sister of Martha and Lazarus) anoints Jesus … Continue reading

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Lent 4: Year C

Coming Home Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Lent is a time for coming to ourselves, of realizing the distance we have put between ourselves and God. It is a time for recovering our “desire for God.” … Continue reading

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Lent 3: Year C

Being Called Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9 Baptism is a calling into ministry. For the Christian, baptism is the “burning bush” experience that makes sense of the rest of one’s life in Christ. The fact that … Continue reading

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Lent 2: Year C

Relationships Genesis 15:1-2, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Lent is a time to prepare for the renewal of Baptismal Vows. Today’s readings specifically address commitments to our faith. In the service of Holy Baptism (BCP 303), … Continue reading

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