Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Opus 2019-065: Why Are People Smiling?

It is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week.  Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do we have spring break in schools?”  It isn’t because the kids need a break.  It was because they needed to be involved in the events leading up to Easter.

For the general pagan population Easter is about bunny rabbits, chicks and all things chocolate.  It is about new clothes and Easter egg hunts.  It is about being out of school.  For the general population that considers themselves Christian is means all of that but also one of the two Sundays of the year that everyone goes to church.  The other is Christmas Sunday.  It might also mean you are familiar with the term “Good Friday”.

Historically Holy Week actually starts on Wednesday with something called Tenebrae.  This isn’t celebrated much any more.  Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper.  Good Friday remembers the day Jesus was crucified and of course Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection.  This is from the Western Church’s perspective. 

Although Christmas has caught the imagination of the world, Easter is at the heart of Christianity.  Some don’t like the term “Easter”.  They claim is has pagan roots.  Okay.  Call it Resurrection Sunday.  It is the most important belief that Christians have.  As the Bible summaries,
(1Co 15:14 KJV) And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
So if you are a believer, Happy Holy week.  Rejoice.  If you are not a believer then you know why I am smiling.

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