Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

Easter has always been my favorite holiday. As a kid, it was a time to spend with family and grandparents. And now that I'm an adult, and now that I've learned the value of living and celebrating through the church calendar (Living the Christian Year is a great resource for learning about and understanding the rich value of following the liturgical calendar), I find I love Easter because it walks us through celebrating that the Messiah has come and then through the devastation of His passion and death, but ends in the great joy of His resurrection. I really loved this post by Jonathan Rogers that notes a strange anomaly this year with Good Friday:

"March 25, besides being Flannery O’Connor’s birthday, is normally the Feast of the Annunciation. Today is exactly nine months before Christmas; this is the day that the Church has historically celebrated the angel’s announcement to Mary that she would bear a Son. If we weren’t commemorating the death of Jesus today, we would be commemorating his conception. The beginning is in the end. The Alpha is in the Omega."

Read his whole post here and enjoy :)

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