Tag Archives: Easter

Summer Travels

I traveled to a foreign country this week, and enjoyed my stay very much. It was only 45 minutes away in Baltimore, but the foreign country was a biennial gathering of Lutheran church musicians, to which I had been invited … Continue reading

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This Easter Stuff is Hard

Celebrant Alleluia.  Christ is risen. People  The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia. (BCP 355)   As I was reading the lections for this coming Sunday, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, I was struck again by a theme I’ve been increasingly … Continue reading

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Risky Behavior

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the … Continue reading

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Let us joyful be?

One of Bach’s most beautiful chorale tunes, Christ lag in Todesbanden, frames the 9:15 and 11:15 services on Sunday, appearing in organ settings at the beginning and end of the services, and as a hymn during communion (186 in The … Continue reading

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Not forgotten

Looking at the lame beggar, Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give to you; in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” (Acts 3:6) On Monday of Holy Week, about … Continue reading

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Abstinence Dispensed

In my office is a calendar.  The calendar is the “Churchman’s Ordo Kalendar” which shows a whole host of good things like the saint of the day, which proper preface is said at the daily Eucharist if you are having … Continue reading

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“When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea.” John 21:7b You just have to love Peter, don’t you?  In John’s gospel, more so than the … Continue reading

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