March 2024

March 29: Good Friday

The folk opera Hadestownbegins with Hermes —both a character and narrator —singing about the road to hellwith a railroad line.He sings,“Someone’s got to tell the taleWhether or not it turns out wellMaybe it will turn out this timeIt’s a sad song…We’re gonna sing it anyway.” After introducing us to Eurydice and Orpheus,Hades and Persephone,Hermes tells […]

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March 24: The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

In his book Reconciliation,which some of us have been readingand discussing this Lent,Martin L. Smith writes,“Far from beinga remote third partyobserving us critically and dispassionately,God is our very life,the creative, sustaining environmentin which we live and moveand have our being.Our lives are rooted and enmeshed in God’s;our acts and thoughtsmove and touch God.Our acts and

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