Monthly Archives: April 2012

“Jesus Gave Her Water” (Pt. 3)

“Oh Jesus, He gave her water, you know my Jesus gave her water…”  Thus begins the spiritual taken from John 4.  In the past two posts we considered several object lessons contained within this Passage.  It has rightly been used as … Continue reading

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“Jesus Gave Her Water” (Pt. 2)

“Oh Jesus, He gave her water, you know my Jesus gave her water…”  Thus begins the spiritual taken from John 4.  In part 1 we considered several object lessons contained within this Passage.  There are many; and, It has rightly been … Continue reading

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“Jesus Gave Her Water” (Pt. 1)

“Oh Jesus, He gave her water, you know my Jesus gave her water…”  Thus begins a spiritual taken from John 4 (you may find this song by Acappella on this site). Of course this Passage tells the story of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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“The Only Thing Certain Is…”

…taxes and allergies!  Both came as surely as the seasons change last week. As for the taxes, the forms are filled out and entrusted in the hands of that other branch of government who delivers in rain, snow…  It is … Continue reading

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“Easter Sunday”

Regarded as one of the most “holy days” of the year by millions around the world, they call it Easter. Attendant ceremonies have been observed during the past week, ranging from the simple to the elaborate, culminating in observances today commemorating … Continue reading

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“Holy Saturday”

In many respects, Saturday is a day of waiting by those who celebrate it.  Meditation, together with prayer and fasting, often accompany the solemn Vigil held Saturday evening in anticipation of Easter morning’s resurrection and all its jubilance. We remember Saturday as a … Continue reading

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“Good Friday”

Good Friday is celebrated by many religious groups to especially remember the events of the crucifixion of Christ.  Various rites signify the events.  Some observe a day of fasting or other acts of solemnity, black clothing, etc.; the day, again, focuses … Continue reading

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“Maundy Thursday”

Maundy is from the Old French mandé (“something commanded”), from Latin mandatum (“commandment,” which reflects the words of Christ: Mandātum novum dō vōbīs (“A new commandment I give unto you”).  It is a reference, of course, to the statement made by Christ near … Continue reading

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“Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday”

In the rite of celebrating Holy Week the days between Palm Sunday and Thursday are known as Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, and Holy Wednesday.  The Gospel Accounts portray Jesus’ last public appearances at the temple, as well as private events … Continue reading

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“Palm Sunday”

All four writers give an account of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem.  Jesus had come for the Passover; and, though the week began in triumph, it ended in His crucifixion.  Many denominations celebrate various days of this week:  Palm Sunday … Continue reading

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