March 31: Easter Sunday

In the folk opera HadestownHermes —both the narrator and a character —introduces us,the audience,to Hades, Persephone, Eurydice, and Orpheus.He warns us that thissung-through show is an old song,and it’s a sad song.But!He lets us know,it’s a love song.As we’ve walked this triduum,Maundy Thursday, Good Friday,and Easter —starting with last night —we’ve reflected on God’s love

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March 30: The Great Vigil of Easter

Listen now to the Easter Sermonof St. John Chrysostomas translated for useat St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church,San Francisco. If there are devoutand God-loving people here;welcome to this beautiful,radiant feast.If there are any carefulservants of God,come and rejoice with the Lord.If anyone hereis worn out from fasting,tonight you will get your fill. If you’ve been

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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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