So what is Maundy Thursday?

Protestants use Maundy and the Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Holy Thursday.  I use Maundy Thursday only when the two Easters do not coincide, hence Rev Schuller died on Maundy Thursday and not Holy Thursday. The word Maundy is derived from the Latin word for “command” and  refers to the command Jesus gave to the …

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Cato.org: Jesus as outlaw

Jesus’s Very Life Began in an Act of Defiance to Government— and Would Later End in Defiance to Government by James Redford. If it were not for Joseph and Mary’s intentional act of defying that which they knew to be king Herod the Great’s will and escaping with baby Jesus from out of Herod’s midst as fugitives to the …

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Most Powerful Prayers #69, Prayer

One day,  Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said  “LORD, teach us to pray, just as John the Baptist,  taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 Amplified. And the Lord gave him our Prayer. Same chapter, different verse, 9, repeating that very idea from the Man Himself.  So I …

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Holy Ascension Thursday

  Gospel Reading: Luke 24:36-53 At that time, Jesus, having risen from the dead, stood in the midst of his disciples and said to them, "Peace to you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And so Jesus  said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings …

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Duccio on Christ before the Pharisees

The surroundings for the scenes in which Pilate appears (Christ Accused by the Pharisees and Pilate's First Interrogation of Christ)  take place in the governor's palace. The slender spiral columns of white marble and the decoration carved along the top of the walls seem to refer to classical architecture. Pilate too, portrayed with the solemnity …

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Reading in Ethiopia …Acts 8

26 As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go southb down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and he met the treasurer of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under the Kandace (Kandake Amanitore)  the queen of Ethiopia the ancient African Kingdom of …

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Matthew 26– Simon Takes up the Cross

27, Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace, and gathered unto him the whole band. 28, And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29, And they plaited a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled …

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Good Friday: The sentence

St. Matthew 27: 1 Jesus Is Taken to Pilate 27 Early in the morning all the chief priests and the elders made their plans against Jesus to put him to death. 2 They put him in chains, led him off, and handed him over to Pilate, the Roman governor. The Death of Judas 3 When Judas, the traitor, …

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