Category Archives: Thoughts for the Day

Saturday: Great Sabbath

The acts of Friday ends with a reading from St. Matthew.  The chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember what that impostor said while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise … Continue reading

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Friday: The Trials, Crucifixion and Burial

Friday’s readings begin with Jesus’ trials before the council, Pilate, and Herod. Judas takes his own life. “It would have been better for this man not to have lived.” Pilate washes his hands. It may help him avoid infection by … Continue reading

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Thursday: From the Upper Room to the Garden and Arrest

The Acts of Thursday begin with the events that center in an upper room.  We begin with the Holy Communion. (Go to the end of this post to find an on-line version of the Lord’s Supper that you can celebrate … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Jesus Rested (But We Don’t)

The Synoptic Gospels agree that Jesus rested on Wednesday. Many believe that John’s chronology differs, but our Holy Week Readings have followed the Synoptic chronology and so shall we. However, though Jesus rested, we read the final portion of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Parables, Debate, and Conflict over Authority

Many texts make up today’s readings. I would lift up one text that keeps the thread of the passion story going.  In Matthew 21:23-27 the authority of Jesus is questioned. Therein we read: When Jesus entered the temple, the chief … Continue reading

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