Holy Week 2019 | Maundy Thursday: Celebration

The Thursday of Holy week represents the day Jesus and his disciples celebrated the first communion of the Church. During the meal, Jesus took the Passover and infused it with a new meaning pointing to the new covenant he was establishing. The bread pointed to the body of Christ. Beaten and bruised, but not broken. […]

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Holy Week 2019 | Wednesday: Confrontation

A group from our church gathered to watch the movie Risen. It tells a fictional story, that honors a very likely scenario. However, there is are some compelling moments in the movie. One that stands out the conversation between the protagonist, the tribune Clavius, and one of the tomb guards. I made a note regarding […]

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Holy Week 2019 | Tuesday: Anticipation

The time is drawing closer. The crucifixion is steadily approaching. The disciples may have had some inkling that this week in Jerusalem would be different. But, the Gospels tell us they were not at all prepared. They were not truly ready to confront the weight of what it meant to be the leaders of the […]

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Holy Week 2019 | Monday: Preparation

We don’t know much of what Jesus and the disciples were doing in that final week. What I would guess, is that this was a time of preparation. Jesus understood that his time and ministry on earth were drawing to a close. I am not sure the disciples did at all. What makes the first […]

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