Maundy Thursday

ART: Window Nine — Maundy Thursday, by Michael Sullivan

April 13, 2017

From: Windows Into the Light Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer) Christ, you gently reach down and cleanse us, as a mother washes a child’s hands coated with dirt from the playground.  But many times, we turn and run away, seeking not your face nor your love in those around us.  Help us to see our place with all your children, and knowing your grace, to gather together in feast and [...]

JESUS: Called By Lot, by Mark G. Boyer

April 13, 2017

  Scripture:Peter said to the believers, “One of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us – one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.”  So they proposed two, Joseph, called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.  Then they prayed.  And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles. (Acts 1:21-24, 26)   Reflection:The Acts of the Apostles is the companion volume to Luke’s gospel.  In other words, Luke’s gospel is the first volume of a two-volume work, and the Acts of the Apostles is [...]