The Lord be with you, Maundy Thursday commemorates the events that transpired the Thursday evening before Easter. As the Jews of Jesus’ day reckoned a day from sunset to sunset, Jesus would have thought of these events as happening on Friday. However, as we reckon a day beginning at midnight,
Monday through Wednesday, Holy Week We all know what happened on Palm Sunday. We also know that Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper the evening of Maundy Thursday. On Good Friday we know he was crucified, that on Holy Saturday he lay in the grave and that he rose back to
“Holy Triduum” This coming Thursday marks the beginning of the “Holy Triduum.” “Triduum” is Latin and means “three days.” These days are reckoned from sundown to sundown. Day one is Thursday sundown to Friday sundown. Day two is Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. Day three is Saturday sundown to
Tuesday in Holy Week If we were to have a worship service on Holy Tuesday (also known as Holy Tuesday), the following would be the appointed propers. INTROIT (Ps. 42:3, 9-10; antiphon: Ps. 42:5-6a) Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?
Festival of St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus March 19 The Lord be with you Joseph was, of course, the husband of Mary and the step-father of Jesus. While he has been honored throughout the Christian centuries for his faithful devotion in helping Mary raise her Son, his popularity has increased
Palm/Passion Sunday The Lord be with you This coming Sunday is the Sunday before Easter Sunday. It is now known as either “Palm Sunday” or the “Sunday of the Passion.” When I was a child the common hymnal in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LC-MS) was The Lutheran Hymnal
Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland March 17 The Lord be with you Patrick is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year 389 AD he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and forced to serve