Hell Awaits – A Sermon for Good Friday, John 18:1-19:42

Last night we began taking our share with Jesus. We ate the last supper. We washed feet. We stripped the altar. We come here today much the same as we left here last night. The table of our last supper…

The Crucifixion as Revelation and not Causation

So what does it all mean? What difference does the crucifixion make? Does God love us more because Jesus died on the cross? Are we somehow more acceptable, more tolerable, to God because Jesus suffered? Have we been brought closer…

Christ is Risen, Christos Anesti – A Collection of Holy Week Postings

Christos anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton patisas, kai tis en tis mnimasi zoin harisamenos. Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. The following is a collection of postings…

Who Holds the Cross of Christ?

Pilate asked Jesus, “Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?” (John 19:10) Pilate thinks he holds the cross of Christ. Jesus knows otherwise. How we see and understand the cross is…

Crucifixion, A Love Story – A Sermon for Good Friday; John 18:1-19:42

The collect and readings for Good Friday may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 18:1 - 19:42. I have come to believe that the crucifixion did not kill Jesus. Crucifixion is merely the external force and…

The Fragrance of Holy Week

Most of our time and attention in Holy Week are given to the triduum and rightly so. The three days of that period encompass Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. They are, perhaps, the most holy days of the year.…

A Sermon for Good Friday, John 18:1-19:42

The collect and readings for Good Friday may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 18:1-19:42. What do you see when you look at the cross? The sin of the world? Suffering, pain, loss? Sorrow, separation, death? To some…

The Crucifixion by St. John of the Cross

This drawing was made by St. John of the Cross, probably between 1574 and 1577. He was praying in a loft overlooking the sanctuary at the Monastery of the Incarnation in Avila, Spain.  He received a vision and then sketched…

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