Journal

Category: Liturgical Seasons

Opening Day

I wasn’t much of a baseball fan until the Nationals arrived in Washington. They just drew me in. Their youth and exuberance were contagious. The broadcasters helped me learn the game and appreciate the stories of individual players. Before I knew it, they were...

Jesus Lives

The sermon on Easter morning at the Falls Church Anglican began with a question which pondered why it was that Mary went to the tomb of Jesus that Easter morning. The answer centered on the love Mary had for Jesus, perhaps in response to all Jesus had done for her. I...

Stripping

My thoughts lingered on the stripping of the altar as the mood in the Maundy Thursday service shifted from Holy Eucharist to Gethsemane. All was cleared: left over bread and wine, communion vessels and fine linens, and candles. These items won’t be needed now....

Lent Rocks!

I love Lent…I love Lent.  It’s like a long, hot shower for the soul, spring cleaning for our spirits.  There’s such value in observing the church year, such pastoral help.  Lent helps us come clean through self-examination, confession, repentance, and amendment...