Good Friday Is Not a Funeral for Jesus

By Bryan Owen In many parts of the Episcopal Church there’s a tradition of highlighting the mournful character of Good Friday and the agonies of our Lord's suffering. This is sometimes underscored by veiling... Read More...

George Floyd and Simon of Cyrene: De Profundis

By Clint Wilson What would I have done if I were there? Can you imagine what it would have been like to be present, to stumble upon the local law enforcement taking one more criminal to his appointed end? ________________________________________ I deci... Read More...

Death is Staring Us Down

By Cole Hartin People will tell me that the reality of death so far exceeds the thought that when we actually get there, all our fine fencing amounts to nothing. Let them say so: there is no doubt whatsoever t... Read More...

Life in the Shadow of the Cross

By Elisabeth Kincaid In his sermon for the sixth Sunday of Lent in Parochial and Plain Sermons, preached on April 9, 1841, John Henry Newman describes the cross of Christ as the measure of the world, the key... Read More...

On Death, Grief, and Redemptive Suffering

By William Yale My mother died of pancreatic cancer at age fifty-six; I was fifteen. For ten months, she endured chemotherapy and radiation treatment, until she collapsed and was hospitalized. She spent two weeks in the hospital, in and out of consciousness... Read More...

The Cup is What He Gives You

We see in our readings that when Jesus prays for us to be united to him and to the Father, there is then no other way we can choose if we are to be blessed, apart from the one that the Father gives Jesus.