Holy Week and Easter are upon us. These special observances are the culmination of the season of Lent. Lent allows us a time to enter into the wilderness, the desert of our hearts, and pay attention to who we are, and whose we are. It calls to mind the 40 years of the Hebrew people wandering in the desert while unlearning the old ways of slavery, and learning new ways of being. It calls to mind the 40 days of wandering in the desert by Jesus, as he prepared to enter into the specific public ministry of teaching and healing in his life.
Through the liturgical services of Holy Week, we are invited to enter more closely in the passion, death, AND resurrection of Jesus. As unpleasant as considering his passion and death are, they are features that occur in every life, and help us realize that we are not alone in our own sufferings. God is present and has experienced what we experience.
The Holy Week schedule of services is posted on the front page. Also, here is a copy of our newsletter, with the times posted.
The Rev'd Br. Paul Colbert, CoS has served as Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Madera since 2009. He is a monk in the Community of Solitude, a dispersed ecumenical community the spirit of St Benedict and St Romuald.