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Holy Week commentaries: Sunday

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Religion by Alex L. on May 8, 2009

From my journal, the last segment of the Holy Week commentaries:

“PASCHA. Slept late into the morning. Went to Agape Vespers, the last service of Holy Week. How interesting: the gospel reading, the very last Scripture in the Holy Week services, ends with Thomas doubting Christ’s resurrection (John 20:19-25). But the following verses about Jesus showing himself to Thomas are not read! [. . .] There is no closure, interestingly. But I don’t know what that means. [Actually, as my friend Jesse has pointed out, the readings on the next day, Bright Monday, pick up where the ones on Pascha leave off. Nevertheless, it’s still odd that the Holy Week readings ‘end with a whimper’ with the doubting Thomas passage].”

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  1. Katie said, on May 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    It is interesting that the readings point out how difficult it is to believe in Christ’s resurrection. Possibly it’s encouraging people who are doubting, but you would think it would include the ending.
    I do however like this passage in French 🙂

  2. historyjournalblog said, on May 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    And we enjoyed hearing you read it!


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