Dear Christ Church Friends,
Last night at our Maundy Thursday 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 (7am, 9am, 11am) are outstanding opportunities to invite an unchurched friend to Christ Church. I hope to see you tonight, as we live according to holy time this weekend, and inhabit the story of God.
This 15th century painting by Antonello da Messina is on my mind every Good Friday since I discovered it five years ago. What an incredible assignment this angel was given, to hold Christ crucified. You can’t see it here, but up close you discern a tear streaking down the angels cheek as the angel enters the fellowship of his suffering.
Because he died and rose,
P.S. Our new Director of Vocation, the Rev. Dr. Bill Walker, recently published this reflection on Holy Week at Missio Alliance. Please pray for Bill and his family as they are in the process of moving to Austin for his May 12 start date!