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...

Watch With Me

By Elisabeth Rain Kincaid Jesus said, wait with me. But the disciples slept. Mary Oliver’s haunting poem, “Gethsemane,” contrasts the faithfulness of elements of nature to watch with Christ in the Garden ... Read More...

The Sign on the Cross

By Jean McCurdy Meade IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM Ἰησοῦς ὁ Ναζωραῖος ὁ βασιλεύς τῶν Ἰουδαίων שוע הנצרי ומלך היהודים. Americans don’t like the idea of a monarchy; we may watch The Crown but we do not want to have a king or a queen. The declaration, “All me... Read More...

In the Shadow of the Cross

By Neil Dhingra Imagine two friends, one Protestant and the other Catholic. Perhaps they first met in a university History of the Reformation course, much like the version I once took, which, even in a secul... Read More...

From the Archives: Paschal Mystery

As we, with Jesus, set our faces toward Jerusalem this Holy Week so that we may "enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts whereby has given us life and immortality...through Jesus Christ" (BC... 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...