Tag Archives: Eastertide

A Blessing from Acts 2: 42-47

Blessed are the ones who hold things so much in common that they will not eat meat with glad and generous hearts if meat packers are forced into work where they will become sick. Blessed are the ones who hold … Continue reading

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Blessing for an Eastertide living with Coronavirus

Twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays, I plan to share some blessing for these days. Easter God, who walks through walls to breathe peace, bless those who do not have the luxury of physical distancing — those who live … Continue reading

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Liquid, fragile, perishable or potentially hazardous *

I wanted to send you Jesus in the mail, because, though he is sweat and tears and blood and blood to give away, he isn’t all liquid and there was that absolutely buoyant incident on the sea. And fragile? Well … Continue reading

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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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