Jon Kennedy's 'Postcards from
in Northern Ireland'
diary and Belfast blog
ENTRY 1474 | FRIDAY,
Next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests
and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, "Sir, we
remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, 'After
three days I will rise again.' Therefore order the sepulcher
to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go
and steal him away, and tell the people, 'He has risen from
the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first."
Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers; go, make
it as secure as you can." So they went and made the sepulcher
secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.
of Matthew, chapter 27,
from today's Orthodox lectionary
See the homiletical thought below. «
diary - life in Northern Ireland
a glorious day it was today in Belfast. This was taken around noon
on the dock. The sculpture is a lifeboat, mounted vertically. Though
the temperatures never got over 55°F, the sky stayed blue most
of the day (it's not over, so it's not over until it's over, but...).
4:45 I'm joining Jack Lamb, Samuel Ashe, and other pilgrims on the
annual Good Friday Cross Walk in Falls Road and Shankill Road (crossing
the Catholic and Protestant enclaves, beginning at the Clonart Monastery
and proceding across the walls, through the Shankill, and back to
the monastery. Then at 5:30 the three of us will join Ethel White's
group for her monthly dinner (moved up a week this time because she
will be out of town next Friday), and then to our lamentations service
at St. Ignatius Orthodox Church.
this, and I've already done my shift at the Dock, so this one has
to be a quick one. «
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artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without
Zola (1840-1902) «
not the doing of the commandments for their own sake, but the correction
of the soul, for whose sake He established the commandments
Isaac the Syrian «
find it curious that on Good Friday the Orthodox church does
not set a narrative about the crucifixion in its readings.
We do, however, have a lamentations service to grieve for
the Savior's death, which is, so far as I know, unique and
which I always find one of the most moving services in our
Holy Week calendar. Though actually a Holy Saturday service,
we always do it on the evening of Good Friday. «
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