Why “Good Friday””

“Why is it called Good Friday? What’s so good about it?” All the years I taught Religious Education in public schools, I could lay bets on some student asking this question. By and large, the kids I taught were engaged with the stories of Jesus – enough to be dismayed and offended at the accountsContinue reading “Why “Good Friday”””

The Joy of Holy Week

  The celebratory feast of accomplishment described in Isaiah 25 is very suitableĀ for an entry into Holy Week, which culminates in the Three Days of Easter (Triduum) that embrace the trial, crucifixion, entombment and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth who is also the Christ. Holy Week is confusing to many across the spectrum of ChristianContinue reading “The Joy of Holy Week”