Thursday, April 5, 2012

Have a Holy Triduum and Easter

The Monastery is in the midst of our preparations for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter. I presided at the Eucharist on Palm Sunday, and seem to be free to worship for the rest, except possibly for Easter Sunday, for which the duty list has not yet been published. What a privilege!

I spent 16 years organizing liturgies, presiding and preaching for this holy season at St. Michael's, Anaheim and at St. Edward the Martyr, East Harlem. It was a joy and a privilege each and every year to do so, but it is also a joy and privilege to be a simple worshiper.

May the Lord's Supper be our supper. May his passion inform our passion. May his death be with us as we die, and may his resurrection lead us on the way to new life.