Holy Week and Easter, 2017
Dear Parishioners and Friends:
For the last five weeks, we have been walking in the way of the cross with our Lord. Nicodemus, the woman at the well, the blind beggar, Mary and Martha: all followers of Jesus who for us have been guideposts and examples of discipleship throughout the season of Lent. Our Lord used each of these diverse people in order to reveal God’s glory to us all. In them we see the human struggle for understanding, and yearning for a deepening of faith and unity with God.
Through those stories of Lenten discipleship we are led, once again to Calvary, that wretched yet blessed place where through Jesus Christ, true discipleship and unity with God became a reality of all.
I hope that you will be able to join with your parish family for as much of the Holy Week experience as possible. Each liturgy tells its own story--from the shouts of Hosanna! On Palm Sunday, to the tenderness of the first Eucharist on Maundy Thursday, to the shouts of “Crucify him!” on Good Friday--we walk with Jesus and those who loved him to the agony of the cross and finally, to the glory of the empty tomb.
It is my prayer that you will be greatly blessed this Holy Week. I hope that you will encounter Jesus along the way, and that the joy of Easter morning and the resurrection of our Lord will be carried forth in your hearts both now and throughout the year.
Yours in the Crucified and Risen Christ,
The Rev’d Richard J. Robÿn