It seems an odd day for us to be drawn to the church.  The altar has been stripped, the crosses veiled..  Though we will receive reserved sacrament, we will not celebrate a Eucharist today—we will not celebrate anything.  Jesus is dead. Do we come because we are drawn into suffering—bystanders rubber necking their way through […]

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I have always been fascinated by church architecture.  I remember when I was a little girl and our Sunday school teacher took us into the church and had us run around the space with one hand on the wall, tracing the shape of the church.  When we finished she gathered us in the middle of […]

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Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, […]

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