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Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Five: Holy Week, Batman!

Well, the Clergy Superbowl is almost upon us, and so, I offer up this Friday Five (with apologies for the irreverent title):

1. Will this Sunday be Palms only, Passion only, or hyphenated?

2. Maundy Thursday Footwashing: Discuss.

3. Share a particularly meaningful Good Friday worship experience.

4. Easter Sunrise Services--choose one:
a) "Resurrection tradition par excellence!"
b) "Eh. As long as it's sunrise with coffee, I can live with it."
c) "[Yawn] Can't Jesus stay in the tomb just five more minutes, Mom?!?"

5. Complete this sentence: It just isn't Easter without...

Bonus: Any Easter Vigil aficionados out there? Please share.

Please let us know in comments if you play. Or even better, post a direct link to your blog entry in your comment using the following formulation:
<a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>
For a complete how-to, click here.

Friday Five will take an appropriate break on Good Friday. See you in Eastertide.

57 comments:

  1. Hey, sorry for playing fast and loose with the space/time continuum, but I won't be able to post this in the morning. And Ask the Matriarch has been up for most of the day.

    So, you west coast readers and night owls get a head start!

    here's mine.

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  2. Okay Robin... it's up since I'm up finishing sermons. Still can't figure out the link. (and damn - the dog just threw up in my office!)

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  3. Thanks for posting early - otherwise I can't get to it until late in the day. Here is mine.

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  4. Oh, it took me so long to write mine, that I didn't get to come in second...but you can find mine here
    robinre...

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  5. So trying the link... but remember I'm still distracted from cleaning up after the dog.
    This Is It

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  6. wow- some early playing folk out there today!!!
    Any way I played here

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  7. Awesome questions, but it's late here and I just posted way long about my hijab-for-a-day, so I'm going to tuck in and do this tomorrow, probably after I get back from the conference sessions cause I can go on at scary length about my Holy Week liturgy preferences/delights/peeves....

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  8. and those of us in Europe :) where every Friday begins many hours earlier :)

    as for the answers -our church -for the first time ever (in my history anyway)is asking us to bring a green branch on Sunday - for palm Sunday and the theme is 'just what is salvation'

    Easter Sunday we each bring a yellow flower to decorate the empty cross to celebrate Jesus' and our resurrection

    No other services at all.

    Never been to a sunrise service -would love to though - but this year I'm hoping to go to a midnight easter vigil in a town 45 mins away - they've promised a service in English in the tiny old church downtown - and I'd love to be part of that.

    Hoping I can get a lift in someone else's batmobile - or at least have Robin along with me though. 45 mins on the motorway at night each way ... a bit out of my comfort zone ...


    sorry not to do the FF on my site but I wrote about this yesterday in a slightly different way ...

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  9. I made a blog just so I can do Friday Fives! Here it is!

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  10. lorna--your Easter service sounds absolutely beautiful!

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  11. I'm theoretically taking a long Lenten/Easter break from blogging. But last year I did a long series on Passover and Easter, and the first passover entry is here.

    You can find most of the Easter ones by scolling to the Easter link on my sidebar.

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  12. I played a variation of the Friday Five here

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  13. I LOVED the Batman reference! Thanks for the laugh. Here's my entry.

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  14. GREAT Friday Five - and thanks for giving it to us this week instead of next. I'll look forward to reading your responses.
    Here's my play!

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  15. It's been awhile since I've done this. Hopefully,
    my link will work.

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  16. I played here
    and you can also read a little about my mission trip to Louisiana.

    Happy Holy Week and Easter to everyone...

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  17. Holy Week and Easter have morphed into a very different experience since I became a pastor...

    kerpow!

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  18. We're batting a thousand on the links today, folks! Nice work!

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  19. I'm in.

    Hope you have time to read.

    By the way--do any of the rest of you knit? I just posted an update on my knitting, too.

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  20. "Will the pastors survive the week? Will it rain buckets and prevent the Vigil from starting outside...again? Will the youth set off the fire alarm during the breakfast? Tune in next Sunday...same Easter time, same Easter place..." I had some fun here.

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  21. I played here and now I have to go write a sermon. Or two. and plan youth group, and confirmation class, and a senior high fundraiser.
    i love holy week, i love holy week, i love holy week, i love holy week, i love holy week.....

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  22. And I played, after missing last week...HERE!.

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  23. Easter Friday Five!.

    I played and was inspired so check out my post from earlier today too. I posted one of my poems!

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  24. This week was just too fun to pass up so I decided to play and you can find my entry righthere.

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  25. I love the Clergy Superbowl reference. Too bad our churches won't rake in the insane amounts of money the other Superbowl brings with it.

    I played here

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  26. Yes, I've been listening to our Finance Committee worry again. :-)

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  27. I love it being posted "early." I read it last night and now have time to answer before midnight. My answers are here And, I don't think Holy Week, Batman! is irreverent since I've also heard it called Holy Hell Week

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  28. I know I've played already, but "this just in!!" and hot off the press. Another thing for Good Friday - Stations of the Cross. These were created by the youth of our parish.

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  29. I played here. Now to make the rounds...

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  30. WEll it took a while to get to it (especially after 2.5 hours spent putting together bunk beds) but I played

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  31. I treid so hard to play several tiems todya. But, blogger has been mean to me,
    I will try and post about a special foot washing sometiem tomorrow after we have confirmation luncheon. Hey I may ahve left over cookies and fruit tray for our EHPP. I made Devilish Brownies with Dutch Chocolate, P-nut butter and marshmellows.
    Wonderful fruit tray with yogurt dip for the dieters.

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  32. Better late than never, I played here.

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  33. I played just a tad late at my LiveJournal (where posting every day has been a successful--so far--Lenten discipline).

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  34. Great questions a good insight into our ways of being the church.

    ButI played late

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  35. Yeah, I know it's Saturday. But I didn't want to not play this one...

    Mags

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  36. I'm BACK! and playing along!

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  37. Late as always on Monday. Friday's my busy day off.
    Find mine at signs-along-the-way.

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