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Easter Joy and Holy Joking

Lenten worship calls us to carry, ponder and release heavy emotions. We sing sombre hymns of ashes, thorns, tears and blood. We wave palm branches in triumphant welcome. But soon after our hosannas comes the heaviest day of all – that Friday when we dwell on Christ’s pain and what it purchased … when we… Continue reading Easter Joy and Holy Joking

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Ash Wednesday

Come on fill the house finally and weep for its king and queen sleep both now in the arms of Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesdays of recent years have always brought to mind singer-songwriter Elvis Perkins 2007 debut album of the same name. This is a folk album by Perkins' own losses--his father (actor Anthony Perkins)… Continue reading Ash Wednesday