Dear Christ Church,
Last night at our Tenebrae Service we entered the sacred mysteries of the “Paschal Triduum,” the Christian church’s three-day observance of Jesus’ betrayal, crucifixion, and resurrection. We join our fellow Anglicans around the world, and all the company of saints, to enter the fellowship of Jesus’ suffering and the joy of His resurrection. Our next two services, Good Friday tonight at 7pm, and Easter Sunday are outstanding opportunities to invite an unchurched friend to Christ Church.
While our focus is on the Triduum, don’t let this slip your notice:
Introduction to Anglicanism. I remember well the moment of my confirmation, on bended knee upon the cathedral’s stone floor. It felt like a “thin place” and time, where the veil between heaven and earth was more permeable, the presence of God more near. I want to invite you to be confirmed at Christ Church on May 27th by Bishop Todd Hunter. Check this out for some thoughts on why to be confirmed. In order to be confirmed, participation in this class is required (see details and deadlines below). The class is also intended, however, for those who simply want to learn more about Anglicanism.
I hope to see you tonight, as we live according to holy time this weekend, and inhabit the story of God. These quotes remind us of the endless mercies of God:
Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.
― John R.W. Stott
Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?
Because he died and rose,