Ash Wednesday and Lent

I grew up in a non-liturgical church that didn’t observe Lent. As a child, I wondered why other Christians went around one day in the spring with a black cross on their foreheads. As an adult, I became an Anglican and learned about the liturgical tradition. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the penitential season … Read more

Scripture for Easter 2013

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 They were saying to one another, “Who will … Read more

Easter 2012

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” ~ John 3:16-17 He is risen! … Read more

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

 Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Listen to music in video below. Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia! Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Lo! … Read more

Scripture for Easter Sunday

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have … Read more

Holy Week and Salvation

Yesterday, Palm Sunday, began the holiest week of the Christian year. The week began with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, but the “Hosannas” of the crowd quickly turned to cries of “Crucify Him!” Jesus shared a Last Supper with His disciples, then prepared to die. He bore my sins and yours on the cross. He … Read more