The Bishop's Letters
Articles filed under "Easter"
Some time ago, the Church of the Holy Cross in New York City was broken into twice. First a metal moneybox next to a votive candle rack was stolen. Then, three weeks later, vandals got away with something far more valuable: a statue of Christ. The thieves unbolted the 4-foot long, 200-pound plaster Jesus from a chapel, but they left the wooden cross on the wall. The custodian was amazed that someone would do that. He said, “They just decided, ‘We’re going to take Jesus and leave the cross.’”
I love the anticipation that is a part of Lent as we all prepare for the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. It seems fitting to me that as we prepare to celebrate this tremendous event, we can also be praying about the birth of our new diocese. Please join me in that prayer!
Ever wonder why it’s Happy Easter but it’s Merry Christmas?
Let’s s-l-o-w down a minute and review just what Lent is. It is a church season of preparation, a time to prepare for the liturgical remembrance of the double colossal events of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.