Holy Week begins today (if you happen to be reading this on Palm Sunday!), culminating with the great Feast of the Resurrection on Easter morning.
It is, as the name suggests, the holiest, most special week in the Christian calendar.
As a result, we have many offerings throughout the week (every day, in fact, between Palm Sunday and Easter Day!) to engage in the beautiful rhythm and drama of this special time.
Do you need to come to everything? No.
But I do urge and encourage you to engage with as much as possible, to be blessed by the richness that this season has to offer us. Throughout the course of this week, we will have the opportunity to wave palms in a parade, use holy imagination with our guest Claudia Weiland, share a meal in the sanctuary to remember the Last Supper, follow Jesus’ example of humble service in the washing of feet, face the sorrow and discomfort of the cross, light a fire in the darkness at the Easter Vigil, and finally shout and sing our alleluias on Sunday morning!
But also know, whether few or many, there will be people – the Church – gathering, praying, remembering, keeping the feast!
Wherever you are, whatever you do, I pray that we may all have a most blessed Holy Week.
Thanks be to God!