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The rite of foot-washing seems to have originated in monastic communities. It was first attested by Saint Augustine [mid-fourth century] in connection with Easter baptism. Saint Ambrose [mid-fourth century Milan Italy] also records that he was accustomed to washing the feet of those baptized at Easter. The association of the rite with Maundy Thursday was fixed […]
It is still uncertain when Christians first began to make an annual (as opposed to a weekly) memorial of the death and resurrection of Christ. This Pascha (a word derived indirectly from pesach, Hebrew ‘Passover’) was at first a night-long vigil, followed by the celebration of the Eucharist at cock-crow, and all the great themes […]
After the Palm Sunday service on March 20, 2016, members and guests joined together in Ballard Hall for a potluck and the celebration of a seder meal. The seder represents a meal eaten in a hurry as the Israelites were preparing to leave Egypt. Throughout all ages, Jews have symbolically reenacted their salvation from Egypt […]
St. Augustine’s gathered outside on a chilly March Sunday for the Blessing of the Palms. We waved our palms as we journeyed back into the chapel, remembering Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. Commemoration of the Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem All Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he who […]
One of spiritual highlights of the year in the Westerville community is the Westerville Area Ministerial Association’s Good Friday participation. It is an (unfortunately increasingly) rare privilege to have the opportunity for such a public witness to the true meaning of Easter. There are two components: Cross Walk: This is a procession up State […]