Date: April 14, 2022
Today is Maundy Thursday – the Last Supper; the moment of betrayal and the arrest occur on this day. We are now getting ready for the tragedy of Good Friday. Etymologically, the origin of Good Friday is from “God’s Friday.” In much the same way that Goodbye is from “God be with you,” tomorrow is the day of divine drama and tragedy. God is at work in the moment of the cross.
The Seminary closes for Good Friday and Easter Monday. The Commentary is not written when the Seminary is closed. We reopen on Tuesday. We take this long weekend to live fully into the loss and sadness of Friday and then enjoy the hope and triumph of Sunday. All the central and distinctive claims of the creeds are captured in this long weekend.
The claims of these days are amazing. God Incarnate is put to death by the creation that God made. God Incarnate could not be held by the grave. On Sunday, we celebrate the possibilities of new life in Christ made possible by the resurrection. A blessed Easter, everyone.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President