Easter Wednesday

The Resurrection of Our Lord/ Easter Wednesday The Lord be with you In my post on Easter Monday I wrote, or at least implied, that the liturgical calendar used in the LC-MS had special readings only for Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday. Well I’ve discovered that we also have a

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Upcoming Bible Study Schedule

Easter Tuesday The Lord be with you Thursday Bible study will meet this week (3-31). We will be looking at the hymn “Earth and All Stars” LSB 817. When I made the schedule out I said we would also meet on Thursday, April 7. However, I didn’t take into account

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Easter Tuesday

The Resurrection of Our Lord/ Easter Tuesday The Lord be with you In recognition of Easter Tuesday I thought I’d share a bit about the Icon of the Resurrection from the Orthodox (or Eastern) tradition of the Church. If you are not familiar with the symbolism used in Icons, you

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Easter Monday

The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Monday The Lord be with you The Easter season is a fifty-day-long season of joy extending from Easter to Pentecost. This time is sometimes called “the Great Fifty Days.” During this time, the Church celebrates the end of Christ’s struggles and proclaims His victory over

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Easter

The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Sunday* The Lord be with you Easter is the oldest and highest of all Christian festivals—the festival of festivals, the feast of feasts! On this day, when Christ first stepped triumphantly from the ranks of the dead, all our waiting is declared to be a

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Holy Saturday

The Lord be with you Holy Saturday is the Saturday before Easter Sunday. This is the day our Lord rested in the garden tomb. Easter morning he will burst the chains of death and rise from the grave. As I grew up, the theological significance of Holy Saturday was not

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Good Friday

Good Friday The Lord be with you The date for Good Friday is set by Easter and so moves from year to year. It falls between March 20 and April 23, inclusive. While our hymnals have consistently named this day “Good Friday,” there are other names used in other traditions.

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The Annunciation of Our Lord

Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord The Lord be with you Tomorrow is March 25. It is also Good Friday, which our churches will be celebrating. However March 25 is also the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord. Since ancient times March 25 has been set aside to

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