Tag Archives: Eastertide

The Work of Easter, after Howard Thurman

When the lilies lose their petals, when trumpets are quiet, new shoes scuffed, chocolate eggs melted by small fingers, bunnies returned to the shelter, and sermons start to doubt themselves, the work of Easter begins — to offer spring cleaning … Continue reading

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Siri, open the tomb

And we have been so often dependent on angels, but no one can help us distinguish between the teacher and the gardener, and from that we learn to see Christ in everyone.

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Eastertide in the Autumn — guest post from Aotearoa / New Zealand

I continue to follow the ongoing call of Eastertide by sharing this poem from Berverley Osborne of Stewart island. EASTER PRAYER It has been a grey weekend – rain and fog, low temperatures, nil-visibility and cancelled flights, dank and dripping … Continue reading

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Service of Lighten-ing for Eastertide a Reverse Tenebrae

On Maundy Thursday evening each year many churches have a service of Tenebrae – which is the Latin word for “shadows.” There is a series of six to eight readings and, after each one, a candle is extinguished, leaving us … Continue reading

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The way of the cross leads home — guest post from Ken Sehested

I can never too often encourage folks to connect with Ken Sehested’s http://www.prayerandpolitiks.org site, where justice oriented worship resources and reflections are posted every week of the year. You would also love his books In the Land of the Living … Continue reading

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Two post-Easter hymns — new words to familiar tunes

I Come to the Garden Alone (I think you know the tune) I come to the garden alone to taste religion quite slowly – but the risen hope has a broader scope and I find the whole world ho-ly. For … Continue reading

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Easter in the Southern Hemisphere

Personalising the Easter Story (A devotion for the season of Easter) Luke 24:1-12 + 8:3 The drama of Easter is variously interpreted by musicians, artists and wordsmiths, and so we are called to interpret what Easter means for us, individually … Continue reading

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