holy week

Jesus Christ alone

Jesus was crucified, and He hung on the cross until death — alone. He understands loneliness. He understands sadness. He understands suffering.

A Holy Week identity crisis

If we truly examine our words and actions, we are forced to admit that we have sometimes echoed Peter’s words: “I know not the man!”

My duplicate is dead

As the family sat down to open Christmas presents, their 7-year-old son began to cry: “Mommy! Mommy! My duplicate is dead!” What could it mean?

Lutheran Witness: April 2019

Christ alone. It seems so simple, so elementary. Every Lutheran knows and believes that, don’t they? And yet … how often do we forget?

Holy Week/Easter media kit released for congregational use

The kit is designed to allow each parish to customize it with local information and details.

New Holy Week media kit

Advertise your Holy Week and Easter services by using these free, customizable resources.

The sights and sounds of Holy Week

Even though we know how the story of Christ’s passion ends, the sacred readings, hymns and services of Holy Week keep our longing for Easter fresh and real each and every year.

The Phoniness of Easter

In reality, Easter seems to be almost anticlimactic in our churches and lives.

Living in Real Time

During Lent we slow down to real time.

Missing Easter

It is easy to unintentionally miss celebrating Easter in the midst of our busyness. Fortunately for us, God’s grace and mercy never miss us.

Harrison addresses suffering in Holy Week video

In a video for Holy Week 2013, Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison says that with suffering — including the “degradation” Christ suffered through His Passion and death –- “God is doing exactly what He planned.”