Tag Archives: Holy Week

One of those years

2017 would have been one of those years—when Tax Day collides with Easter. This year Easter is April 16th, and the deadline for filing 2016 tax returns is April 18. Which brings up the question “Why is Tax Day April … Continue reading

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Memories of Holy Weeks past

It’s Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion, and traditionally a day of penitence. My colleagues all over the world are putting in extra rehearsal hours for the Triduum services (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil) and extra Easter services. … Continue reading

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Holy Week Math: 3+1 = 5

In Pastor Jeff’s message in the April issue of The Heart Beat, LCH’s monthly parish newsletter, he described the services of the Triduum, the “Three Days” celebrated by Christians all over the world in anticipation of Easter. That means we’ll … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday 2012, old and new

Over the past few days I’ve been extensively interviewed by the local Star-Advertiser on how Lutherans celebrate Holy Week. (Look for the article in this Saturday’s paper.) I guess last year they interviewed the Catholics and this year they decided to … Continue reading

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The List of Lasts

All season, Carl Crosier has maintained a mental list: The Last Reformation Day — Check! The Last Advent Procession — Check! The Last Christmas Eve  — Check! The Last Christmas Day  — Check! The Last German Vespers — Check! The Last Joint Evensong — Check! And … Continue reading

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