Journey Through Lent: Day 38 (Maundy Thursday)

You can also find this post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/maundy-thursday-and-the-love-mandate_b_2941615.html The most common question I get asked during Holy Week is about this night, the Thursday before Easter. People get Palm Sunday, and Good Friday, and Easter, but tonight, Maundy Thursday, is unclear. … Continue reading Journey Through Lent: Day 38 (Maundy Thursday)

Journey Through Lent: Days 35-37 (Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week)

Today is my weekly pastor’s sabbath. It’s the one day each week that I try to keep completely devoid of parish-related work. Except for emergencies, I don’t do anything pastoral. But tomorrow my “work week” starts again. And this is my busiest week of the year. It’s Holy Week, and in the run-up to Easter there are Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services to plan an officiate, Easter egg hunts to organize, Easter Sunday preparations to be made, and a seemingly never-ending list of details that need to be crossed off between now and Sunday. It’s hard to sit here … Continue reading Journey Through Lent: Days 35-37 (Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week)

The Love Mandate – Homily for Maundy Thursday

The most common question I get asked during Holy Week is about this night, the Thursday before Easter. People get Palm Sunday, and Good Friday, and Easter, but tonight, Maundy Thursday, is unclear. And the one thing people want to know the most, is this: what does “Maundy” mean? It’s a good question. Who uses the term “maundy” in their daily life? For those on the outside of the church, and even for those of us inside, it might just sound like a church service where we know we should want to go to it, but we have no idea … Continue reading The Love Mandate – Homily for Maundy Thursday

“The Importance of Weekday Christians” – New piece up at Huffington Post religion

How do you live between the Sundays of Holy Week? What does it mean to be a weekday Christian? Check it out at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/holy-week-importance-weekday-christians_b_1394354.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false Continue reading “The Importance of Weekday Christians” – New piece up at Huffington Post religion