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The Three-Day Feast: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter

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Recent decades have witnessed the revival of the ancient liturgies of the Three DaysMaundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. In this book Ramshaw gives a little history and a lot of suggestions about how these services can enrich the worship life of your entire assembly. ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing
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Last spring a sudden, last minute change in our Holy Week plans resulted in some upset feelings on the part of a few congregants. Frankly, I have struggled with Holy Week here at First Central where (until the last couple of years) there was reluctance to experience Good Friday and the Maundy Thursday services never have quite gelled.

The resulting conversations made us realize how many different expectations there are (based upon a wide variety of previous experiences and theological,
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This little book, by Lutheran liturgical scholar Gail Ramshaw, is a gem; it is packed with interesting facts and a very appealing perspective on the Triduum. It's the kind of book where I underline numerous passages, and I'm determined to keep this book in mind every year I begin to prepare for Holy Week. This year, for instance, my Good Friday sermon focused on the cross as the "Tree of Life," and I re-quoted Ramshaw's quote from an anonymous second-century preacher:
The cross is the tree of my
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