Maundy Thursday Newsletter
April 10, 2020, 7:15 AM

St. John's Church

 

Dear St. John’s Family,

 

Today is the beginning of what is known as the Easter Triduum.  An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church defines it as:

A period of three days of preparation for a feast day. The term is most frequently used for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, the three days prior to Easter Sunday that are the concluding days of Holy Week, also known as the Easter Triduum. Other usage for the Easter Triduum reckons the days from the evening of Maundy Thursday through the evening of Easter Day. The term may indicate any three-day period of preparation for a feast.

I regret that we are not able to physically gather for the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter liturgies this year.  We have, though, made video recordings for each service. At the bottom of this email you will find a link to the Maundy Thursday Meditation.  Tomorrow, Good Friday, you will receive another meditation and late Saturday you will receive the link for our Easter Service.  It takes a lot of time to record and edit each service.  That is why we are only providing meditations for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, while the Easter Service will be a full Eucharist.

 It is my hope that these video recordings will be a blessing to you as we observe the days leading to our Lord’s crucifixion and his glorious resurrection.

Please copy and paste this link to access the Maundy Thursday Meditation:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wopn41z9wdx62e7/04.09.20-MAUNDYTHURSDAY.mp4?dl=0

Blessings,

Fr. Ray+