The Great Three Days

From its earliest days, the church has celebrated Christ’s journey from death to life with a liturgical observance known as the Triduum or Great Three Days, which begins Maundy Thursday evening and concludes on the evening of Easter Sunday — the liturgical day being reckoned from sundown to sundown.  In one continuous celebration encompassing threeContinue reading “The Great Three Days”

Devotions for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week

During Holy Week you are encouraged to set aside time to meditate on Jesus’s final days before his passion, death on the cross, and glorious resurrection.  These last days — Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter — are known as the Great Three Days. MONDAY, APRIL 11 PRAYER OF THE DAY:  O God, your SonContinue reading “Devotions for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week”

In View of God’s Mercy: A Series of Services for Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week is a special time in Lent when we take an even deeper look at our lives.  This year, we are doing so in view of God’s mercy toward the whole world in the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus, on the cross.  We, in turn, are called by God, especially during these holy days,Continue reading “In View of God’s Mercy: A Series of Services for Holy Week and Easter”

Lenten Devotional by Luther Seminary

My Song Is Love Unknown Luther Seminary invites us to use the 2022 Lenten devotional, “My Song is Love Unknown” for personal or congregational use throughout the Lenten season. This year’s contributing authors from Luther Seminary are: Jon Anderson ’85 M.Div.Director of Rural Ministry Timothy Coltvet ’98 M.Div.Director of Contextual Learning Paul N. Hanson ’89Continue reading “Lenten Devotional by Luther Seminary”

This Year’s Lenten Theme: In View of God’s Mercy

Theme Verse: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1 NIV During Lent 2022, we will be exploring the richness of God’s mercy toward us through Jesus’s life, his death on theContinue reading “This Year’s Lenten Theme: In View of God’s Mercy”

About Ash Wednesday and Lent

The Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle came to an end on Sunday, February 27, with the celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Lent began on Ash Wednesday, March 2. Traditionally, Lent is the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, which this year is April 17. TheContinue reading “About Ash Wednesday and Lent”