Iâ€™ve been really looking forward to Holy Week this year. . . . Ha! Thatâ€™s quite a change in the past year, me just calling it Holy Week.
Anyway, I went to my first Anglican Palm Sunday service at Christ Church Episcopal this morning. Geez, I made a crying fool of myself. In the service, I was overwhelmed with Christ and what Heâ€™s done for me. I even clutched the little palm cross to my heart like I was a weeping Catholic. Oh dear, whatâ€™s become of me! ;^)
This week will also be my first time at Anglican Maundy Thursday, Stations of the Cross, and Seven Last Words services. And Iâ€™m looking forward to praying the collects and doing some of the BCP scripture passages for each day.
Again, what a change in me. In the past, I didnâ€™t even pay much attention to Palm Sunday. And although I certainly think of the Lordâ€™s Passion on Good Friday, Iâ€™ve never been to a Good Friday service. To be honest, Easter sometimes hasnâ€™t been a big deal to me either. Of course, the death and resurrection of Jesus mean everything to me and has for a long time. Iâ€™ve just never gotten into celebrating certain days â€“ until now. I might talk more about that sometime.
Anyway, this is already looking like a very special week.