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It is finished.
(Detail from a painting of the Crucifixion in the Louvre, summer 2012)

It is finished.

(Detail from a painting of the Crucifixion in the Louvre, summer 2012)

This is a Bad Day, Good Friday 2014

theologybird:

This is a Bad Day, Good Friday 2014

Robyns SermonsWill you stay?  Will you return?

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This is a Bad Day, Good Friday 2014

theologybird:

This is a Bad Day, Good Friday 2014

Robyns SermonsWill you stay?  Will you return?

Listen:

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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stonypathsstrongshoes:

"Today is suspended on a tree He who suspended the earth upon the waters.
 The King of the angels is decked with a crown of thorns.
 He who wraps the heavens in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery. He who freed Adam in the Jordan is slapped on the face.
 The Bridegroom of the Church is affixed to the Cross with nails. 
The Son of the Virgin is pierced by a spear.
 We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
 Show us also Thy glorious resurrection!”
Awe and worship.

stonypathsstrongshoes:

"Today is suspended on a tree He who suspended the earth upon the waters.

The King of the angels is decked with a crown of thorns.

He who wraps the heavens in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery.
He who freed Adam in the Jordan is slapped on the face.

The Bridegroom of the Church is affixed to the Cross with nails.

The Son of the Virgin is pierced by a spear.

We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
We worship Thy passion, O Christ.

Show us also Thy glorious resurrection!”

Awe and worship.

theraccolta:

Arma Christi
“O great work of piety: Death then died when life was dead upon the cross.”  - Little Office of the Cross

theraccolta:

Arma Christi

O great work of piety: Death then died when life was dead upon the cross.”  - Little Office of the Cross

Christ upon the cross, arms outstretched in the gesture of proffered embrace, refusing to call upon avenging angels but instead loving his enemies and praying for their forgiveness-this is the form and beauty of Christianity. The cruciform is the posture of love and forgiveness where retaliation is abandoned and outcomes are entrusted to the hands of God. The cross is laden with mystery. At first glance it looks like anything but success. It looks like failure. It looks like defeat. It looks like death. It is death. But it is also the power and wisdom of God. (1 Cor 1:24)
Brian Zahnd, Beauty Will Save The World (via contrariansoul)

Be the kind of Christian whose life makes other Christians want to be more like Christ, and leads non-believers to question why they don’t believe in Jesus. Reflect His love and show the world how great He is through your actions and speech.

WHEN MY FRIENDS ASK IF I WANT TO GO OUT ON THE EVENING OF GOOD FRIDAY

everydayimpastoring:

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Not feelin’ it… because tomb

The one will triumph who first died for the victims then also for the executioners, and in so doing revealed a new righteousness which breaks through vicious circles of hate and vengeance and which from the lost victims and executioners creates a new mankind with a new humanity. Only where righteousness becomes creative and creates right both for the lawless and for those outside the law, only where creative love changes when is hateful and deserving of hate, only where the new man is born who is oppressed nor oppresses others, can one speak of the true revolution of righteousness and of the righteousness of God.
― Jürgen Moltmann, The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology

holycommucity:

Thankful that the rain cleared just in time!

Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, University City, MO, in the Diocese of Missouri.

#Episcopal #PalmSunday

Yep, this is our parish this morning (and me on the right acolyting, with my son on the left). We hadn’t been able to process outside in 3 years— last year snow, the year before rain. And it started to rain today as I was teaching lectionary group. Thank God it stopped.

(Photos by my friend Laura, since I was busy.)