Special services of the church year open up some part of our Sunday morning liturgy. Maundy Thursday focuses on communion. Good Friday is our night of prayer, at the foot of the cross.
We hear the Passion according to John, then we turn our hearts to prayer.
The shadows and darkness of Holy Week are washed in hope and joy, and infused with God’s love. As we walk through them together we are reminded that there is no darkness, in time or eternity, that is dead and lifeless. God’s light and life breathe through everything that is, seen and unseen. Even when we cannot see our way out of some trouble, we remain hopeful children of God. The kingdom of God, our native land, is a kingdom of light.