Fire, Water, Steel: The Easter Vigil

Perhaps no service is more important in the tradition of “liturgical” churches (like the Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Anglicans, etc.) than the Easter Vigil. It’s the yearly celebration of the primary mystery of the Christian Faith: Jesus died and was resurrected from the dead. The service begins in complete darkness as we gather at the more »

Holy Week 2013

The Maundy Thursday Agape Meal at Messia

Many people come to Church twice a year: Christmas and Easter. This is understandable, since they represent the two highlights of the church year–the celebrations of the birth and death/resurrection of Jesus. But if most people were forced to choose between them, they would probably go Christmas with its cheerful hymns, cozy traditions, and family more »