The food was falling off the table! Sunday’s capital campaign reception after Benediction was truly a celebration of God’s abundance, and I am grateful for everyone’s hard work behind the scenes. Our first Evensong of the season was an act of thanksgiving to God for the completion of the kitchen work.
Last Sunday the Vestry met for their monthly meeting. The Vestry is chaired by the rector and is composed of 11 elected members of the congregation. Part of our monthly work is the monitoring of parish finances and property, but most importantly our work revolves around the mission of St. Mark’s. How is our church helping God transform lives through Christ?
Triduum is Latin for the Three Days - Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. It is the Triduum that is the ultimate focus of Holy Week. Some have described the Triduum as a three act play, movie, or opera.
As I write this we are duplicating the Easter Vigil programs. On Wednesday evening the palms arrived for Sunday’s masses, and all week parishioners have been delivering Easter eggs and candy for the hunt on Easter Day. The violet veils in the church have been changed to passion red for Holy Week, and work on the stained glass window in the St. Mary Chapel has been finished.
Kapahulu Avenue is a busy street. Countless cars and pedestrians pass by the church every day, and it is rare that our neighborhood is not frenetic. Amidst this busyness, the life of the church continues with the celebration of liturgies, feast days, daily offices, and other ministries.