I invite the reader to explore with me the world of
the priestly goth.
The lectionary each season of Easter brings us back to the same texts. Lent has a similar structure but there is a little more variation between each year in the three year cycle, while for Easter we read the same passages from the Book of Acts and the Gospel of John. This all is related […]
(For the first in this Easter mystagogy series see The Doubt of Thomas the Twin) Mystagogy for the Third Week of Easter: The Meaning of God’s Union with Humanity We are encouraged in the texts for the third Sunday of Easter to revel in the joyful astonishment of the Resurrection and to ecstatically contemplate the […]
How are we to hear the parabolic speech of Christ and God as our shepherd? “The Lord is my shepherd…” and “I am the Good Shepherd…”? In these passages of the third week of Easter and in the image of the Good Shepherd we are contemplating belonging. We are contemplating hearing and speech: “…they will […]
If you are like me raised in Sunday School the Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Easter may be very familiar to you: I am the vine you are the branches. This familiarity shouldn’t render impotent this rich and deeply mystical analogical reflection. Part of what this analogy convey’s is our dependence upon Christ. Yet, […]
In the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Christ encourages us to abide in him. This is perhaps the most difficult thing for us humans to do; abide in the love of God known to us in Jesus Christ. And it at times seems the most difficult for the leaders and those whose identity […]
Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, into heaven. As this feast is on a Thursday, it is at times transferred to the 7th Sunday of Easter or passed over altogether. This feast may also seem superfluous, or merely a marking of one last event in the Gospel […]