Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday

Sunday 24th March 2013
Molly seems happy enough with her little friend despite the freezing cold east wind.
     My 9 o'clock service at Horsley was fine; but the 11 o'clock at Elsdon was so bitterly cold that I cut two of the Mattins canticles and one hymn to save the faithful congregation from hypothermia. 
     At both services I read St Luke's full account of the events of Jesus' last week from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem on (the first) Palm Sunday to the Last Supper with his disciples before his betrayal, arrest and mock trial leading to his death by crucifixion.  
     After hearing the full sweep of those events, we are ready to celebrate Easter with a proper appreciation of its implications.
     Evening Prayer was at Bellingham as usual and the liturgical day ended with 9.15 Compline sung to plainchant by the four of us who turned up.

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