HOLY SATURDAY — THE DAY OF JOYFUL SADNESS

HOLY SATURDAY — THE DAY OF JOYFUL SADNESS

  I come from good Baptist stock, and as such we weren’t particularly mindful of the tradition of the church calendar year when I was growing up. I don’t recall ever hearing the term Advent until my teens. We did, of course, celebrate Christmas, but it was a...
LAZARUS SATURDAY

LAZARUS SATURDAY

It is no accident that church tradition celebrates the resurrection of Lazarus on a Saturday (Sabbath), the final day of creation, making it also a foretaste or signpost of re-creation. ​ It is also poetically poignant that Lazarus Saturday falls on the eve of Palm...
NEW TO THE TABLE…

NEW TO THE TABLE…

This story will sound awkwardly vain I suppose, but I’ll tell it anyway: This morning I woke with a friendly and familiar melody in my head. I lay there for sometime letting it play out as I slowly came to full consciousness. Suddenly, it dawned on me that the...
The Feast of St. Joseph — March 19th

The Feast of St. Joseph — March 19th

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the infamous St. Patrick, whose feast day we celebrate on March 17th. Fewer folks, I suspect, have delved into the mysteries of St. Joseph, who is only mentioned briefly in the biblical text but who has been granted by...
LENTEN SPRING

LENTEN SPRING

 “Nothing is as beautiful, as deep, as inspired and inspiring, as that which the Church, our Mother, reveals and freely gives to us once we enter the blessed season of the ‘lenten spring.'” —Alexander Schmemann, Great Lent If you are like me, I...
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