We Go the Way of the Cross

This sermon was preached for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA on Palm Sunday, Year C 2022.Photo by Yannick Pulver on UnsplashLuke 22:14-23:56 I speak to you in the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It may not seem so at first, but the passion narrative, the gospel story this morning that we just heard, is profoundly Good News. This week, this … Continue reading We Go the Way of the Cross

Palm Sunday

Entering into Holy Week means entering into the passion of Christ. It means journeying alongside him. We watch as first the public turn against him, then as Judas betrays him. Then sit vigil with the disciples who cannot keep awake. We hear Peter’s promise to never betray him. Then his disciples scatter; Peter follows but sure enough denies Christ three times. The authorities condemn him, then the Roman authorities crucify him. Continue reading Palm Sunday