Ash Wednesday, 2023
Dear Friends in Christ,
As we begin our Lenten Journey to Easter I invite you to join me on Fridays at 3pm for the reading of The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The liturgy will include an opening Collect, the Reading, Silence, a Brief Reflection and concluding Prayers. Here is the schedule.
February 24—Diverse Portrayals of the Crucified Jesus
March 3—Matthew’s Account
March 10—Mark’s Account
March 17—Luke’s Account
March 24—John’s Account
March 31—Excerpts from the Preaching of Peter and Paul
As we quietly “re-inhabit The Passion of Our Lord, may each of us share the deep gratitude of the 13th century Richard of Chichester who prayed,
“Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits thou hast won for me,
for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may I know thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly:
and all for Thy name’s sake.
Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ.”
I look forward to seeing you.