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 … Continue reading So what is Maundy Thursday?

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 … Continue reading Most Powerful Prayers #69, Prayer

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 … Continue reading Holy Ascension Thursday

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 … Continue reading Duccio on Christ before the Pharisees

Easter Monday

In about 56 AD, St Paul writing to the Christians of Corinth, made his position very clear. Someone had been suggesting that the dead cannot be resurrected and did that matter?  This , was his response:     ‘If there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen; and if Christ be not … Continue reading Easter Monday

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 … Continue reading Reading in Ethiopia …Acts 8

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 … Continue reading Matthew 26– Simon Takes up the Cross

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, … Continue reading Good Friday: The sentence

Jesus is praised by the Children

Jesus is praised by the children, right after he curses the merchandise market at the Temple, an interesting comparison of the old and jaded vs the young and pure. 14 The blind and the crippled came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. 15 And the chief priests and the teachers of the … Continue reading Jesus is praised by the Children