Matthew 28:1-10 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning… Continue reading Alleluia! He is Risen! Happy Easter!
John 18:1—19:42 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. Judas his betrayer also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas got a band of soldiers and guards from the chief priests and… Continue reading Good Friday
John 13:1-15 Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully… Continue reading Holy Thursday
Matthew 21:1-11 When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tethered, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them here to me. And if anyone… Continue reading Palm Sunday
Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment. Perhaps he will again relent and leave behind… Continue reading Ash Wednesday
Today we observe Good Friday, the day of the death of Jesus. Today, the sacrifices we’ve made during Lent culminate in our internalization of the tremendous offering of Christ’s life for our sake and the sake of others. And if we’ve been diligent in our Lenten preparations and offerings, then Good Friday will mean something… Continue reading Good Friday