A Thursday Reflection 3.24.16

It’s Maundy Thursday and the Sacred “Triduum” of the most solemn Christian Holy Days has begun.   Please remember our schedule of Services:

Maundy Thursday at St. John’s 7:30 pm

Good Friday at St. John’s  Stations of the Cross at 2:00 pm

Good Friday Ecumenical Service (Episcopal, Presbyterian and Methodist) at South Salem Presbyterian Church at 7:30 pm

Easter Vigil at St. John’s First Service of Easter at 7:30 pm (Saturday)

Easter Sunday at St. John’s at 9:30 a.m.

Most importantly – we remember why we celebrate the victory of Jesus over death – why these days are so spiritually significant.  Read the final prayer of our Good Friday Liturgy.  This is at the heart of what Christ did for us!

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, we pray you to set
your passion, cross, and death between your judgment and
our souls, now and in the hour of our death. Give mercy and
grace to the living; pardon and rest to the dead; to your holy
Church peace and concord; and to us sinners everlasting life
and glory; for with the Father and the Holy Spirit you
live and reign, one God, now and for ever. Amen.