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Good Friday (2021)

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When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered. And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples. Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and . . .

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April 02, 2021

Maundy Thursday (2021)

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Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing . . .

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April 01, 2021

Wednesday in Holy Week (2021)

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Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people.

Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve. So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might . . .

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March 31, 2021

Tuesday in Holy Week (2021)

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Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If . . .

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March 30, 2021

Monday in Holy Week (2021)

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(NOTE: During Holy Week, in order to encourage thoughtful meditation on each day's Scripture lesson, I only going to present the reading and the collect for the day without my own comments. It is important to note that these readings do not attempt to present a chronology of the events of Holy Week. Historically, the Church has not read . . .

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March 29, 2021

Palm Sunday (2021)

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Almighty and Everlasting God, Who hast sent Thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon Him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience, and also be made partakers of His resurrection; . . .

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March 28, 2021

reflection for the fifth Sunday in Lent (2021)

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(Note: this is an updated version of an essay first posted in 2019)

How are New Year's resolutions going? After less than 90 days, are they already broken and forgotten? Probably so. How about your Lenten resolutions? We're just a month in to Lent, so there may be a better chance these are still fresh on your . . .

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March 21, 2021

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