Maundy Thursday

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,

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“Holy Triduum”

“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

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Wednesday in Holy Week

Wednesday in Holy Week   If we were to have a worship service on Holy Wednesday, the following would be the appointed propers.   INTROIT (Ps. 65:1-4a; Ps. 56:11) In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Be gracious to me, O God,

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Tuesday in Holy Week

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?

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Monday in Holy Week

Monday in Holy Week March 22, 2016 The Lord be with you A little known fact is that there are actually appointed “propers” for each day during Holy Week. This is so we can have a worship service each day of Holy Week. To be honest, I have personally known

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Festival of St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus

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

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Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion

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

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Holy Week

The Lord be with you Holy Week is fast approaching. This week is the apex of the Church Year just as it is the apex of the four Gospels. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday. It is, therefore, eight days. In Matthew’s gospel Holy Week

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