Easter

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Gnaw on This: Third Sunday of Easter

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the Third Sunday of Easter— reminding us of the need to walk together, and listen for the voice of Christ  Gnaw away!

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Fifty Days of Gratitude

When I was a day school chaplain we had an annual routine reminding each other and ourselves that [a] Lent has 40 days and [b] Easter has 50 days because [c] Chaplain Susan didn’t do forty days of Lent to do just ONE day of Easter!

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The mission of the Church is to go to hell.

On this “hinge day” in Holy Week — after Jesus is laid in the tomb on Good Friday and before the first fire of Easter is kindled for the Great Vigil — this teaching from Bishop Mary Glasspool offers a powerful reflection on what the “he descended into hell” part of the Creed has to say on this Holy Saturday about our mission as the Church the other 364 days of the year. Shared in gratitude and with her permission.

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Gnaw on This: Easter Sunday

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —Easter Sunday— with some notes and more “food for thought” on Easter morning as a funeral. A funeral for fear. Death has been defeated … it need not be feared again. And that means the possibilities for our lives are endless. Gnaw away!

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The Rector Reflects on Holy Week

“Grace transforms our failings full of dread into abundant, endless comfort … our failings full of shame into a noble, glorious rising … our dying full of sorrow into holy, blissful life. …. Just as our contrariness here on earth brings us pain, shame and sorrow, so grace brings us surpassing comfort, glory, and bliss in heaven … And that shall be a property of blessed love, that we shall know in God, which we might never have known without first experiencing woe.” – Julian of Norwich

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How it all happens in the room where it happens

by Susan Russell

Between 7:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday and 1:00 p.m. on Easter Day All Saints Church is the venue for twenty-five services. Bookended by Sundays with hundreds of people packing the pews for the pageantry of Palm Sunday and the glory of Easter Sunday we weave a rich tapestry of prayer and liturgy throughout the week. From a few faithful gathered in the chapel at 7 a.m., Noon, and 7:30 p.m. for weekday Eucharists to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and our Easter Vigils – each and every one is a movement in the great liturgical symphony that is Holy Week at All Saints Church.

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Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Week and Easter Services 2017

Commit yourself to walk with Jesus this week. The services of Holy Week commemorate Jesus’ descent into death before the great miracle of Easter. The crowds’ cheers at Jesus’ triumphal parade into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday turn to jeers and the demand for his blood on Good Friday. If you allow yourself to descend to the depths of despair in what seem to be Jesus’ final hours, you will experience in new ways the incomparable power of the resurrection of Easter. Daily Eucharist traces the journey, building through Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to the triumph of Easter.

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“A New and Fuller Life”

Ed Bacon on Easter Sunday, April 5:

“The risen Jesus has gone back to work, dismantling the very crucifying system that crucified him. Alleluia, Alleluia!”

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Holy Week and Easter Services at All Saints Church, Pasadena

Holy Week & Easter 2015

Commit yourself to walk with Jesus this week. The services of Holy Week commemorate Jesus’ descent into death before the great miracle of Easter. The crowds’ cheers at Jesus’ triumphal parade into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday turn to jeers and the demand for his death on Good Friday. The liturgical journey allows us to descend to the depths of despair in what seem to be Jesus’ final hours in order to experience in new ways the incomparable joy and power of resurrection on Easter. Daily Eucharist traces the journey, building through Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to the triumph of Easter.

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Ed Bacon: “Recognizing Life!”


Ed Bacon preaches on Easter Sunday, April 20:

“Grace is going on in everyone, everyone no matter how much you disagree with them or how unattractive to you they are. And God this Easter is asking you to be a minister of the Resurrection, a preacher of the Resurrection in their life.”