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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JS Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion

The Lord be with you I don’t know how many of you listen to the UD radio station (wrti.org) but you might want to check it out tomorrow (Good Friday) at noon. They will be broadcasting Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion. Below is their announcement concerning this event. Good Friday on

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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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