Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday Readings

Friday, April 22, 2011 -- Good Friday

Today's Readings for the Daily Office (Book of Common Prayer, p. 954)
Psalms 95* & 22 (morning)        40:1-14(15-19), 54 (evening)
Wisdom 1:16 - 2:1, 12-22 or Genesis 22:1-14
1 Peter 1:10-20
John 13:36-38 (morning)   John 9:38-42 (evening)
                                                                 *For the Invitatory 

NOTE:  Our Good Friday Liturgys at St. Paul's will be at 12:15 and at 7:00.
We also have a service at 5:30 where the children read the Stations of the Cross.

I felt bad yesterday, went to bed early and slept late.  Just now arising.  Need to sent these readings.   

It is always a profound thing to read Psalm 22 on Good Friday.



At 10:03 AM, Blogger peacenik said...

Good thing you a resting a bit. Your Reflections add so much to my day. And, sometimes, I just rest from thinking when you don't write.

At 8:51 PM, Anonymous janet said...

Lent thirty-nine

Good Friday morning

You teach and love us
Then say we cannot follow
I am bereft, inconsolable


Good Friday evening

Most perfect union
Beauty and suffering both
Love upon the cross


At 9:26 AM, Anonymous janet said...

Holy Saturday
Lent Forty
Jesus journey - our journey

Down, down, deep and in
Deepest dark, and deeper still
In the watery chaos
where shadows are not
where darkness rains

A simple prayer lives
Mayhaps only a dream of love
A tiny lotus flower
begins its eternal journey
toward the knowing of light
remembering perhaps, only a glimmer at the heart of a dream

Tossed, swirled,
creamy white petals
delicate sunburst center
or just an intuition of blossom
struggle to reach the surface calm

Roots holding and telling
this story of absence of light

Behold, trust, ALL things are becoming.


At 8:46 AM, Blogger Lowell said...

thanks for you kind words. I felt pretty rotten for a while, missed Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. Turned a corner on Saturday afternoon, and had a great Easter Vigil and Easter Day. Much to be thankful for.

and Janet,
the final poem is exquisite. Seems the poetic Lent has been and holy and creative one for you. Thanks for sharing your works with the blog.



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