Lent

Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Good Friday, Apr. 15, 2022

Posted by on Fri, Apr 15, 2022 in Holy Week, Lent, Sermons

From Maundy Thursday through today’s Good Friday services and to the first celebration of Easter, there is no dismissal at the end of our services. These days together form one continuous service, the Triduum, as we walk through the last days of Jesus’ life. There is no dismissal or sending exhortation because with him the story does not end with death. We watch and wait with him, entering the truth that any new life begins in death. 

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Palm Sunday Livestream: April 10, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Apr 10, 2022 in Holy Week, Lent, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Apr. 10, 2022, at 10:30 AM. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Palm Sunday, Apr. 10, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Apr 10, 2022 in Holy Week, Lent, Sermons

“Blessed be the King who comes in the name of the Lord,” they call out. I imagine dust rising from the people traveling the road to see him. We too wave palms, though we do it because we call this Palm Sunday. They did it to soften the way and honor the One who was coming, riding on a colt. They tore branches from trees, and some (perhaps unable to reach?) pulled off their coats or tunics and lay them out for his procession. The passion was contagious as the patchwork of joyful color from palm branches, cloaks, shawls, tunics settled on the path before him.

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Livestream: April 3, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Apr 3, 2022 in Lent, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Apr. 3, 2022, at 10:30 AM. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Apr. 3 2022

Posted by on Sun, Apr 3, 2022 in Lent, Sermons

It’s hard to believe next week is Palm Sunday, especially when we think of the enormity of the Christian story we unpack and immerse ourselves in from then until Easter. Today used to be called the beginning of Passiontide, which continued for the two weeks before Easter. The color change from purple to deep red began today—not just for Holy Week as we do now. Yet the inexorable shift once signaled by two weeks of Passiontide red is still richly prominent in Mary of Bethany’s actions in today’s gospel. 

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Livestream: March 27, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Mar 27, 2022 in Lent, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Mar. 27, 2022, at 10:30 AM. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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