Friday, March 22, 2013

The Feast of the Passion Year C - conclusion

Calvary hosted the Texas Lutheran University choir last night. The concert was (fill in the blank with over the top adjectives and then add a few more). However, one of our younger members, Miriam Etheredge, found me in the narthex to voice her concern about a song in the program. The next to last song was listed as a world premiere of an arrangement of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and Miriam pointed out that we put that word in a box at the beginning of Lent and were not supposed to say or sing it until Easter morning. I told Miriam she was quite right and should go tell the choir director. I don't know if she did or not but the choir didn't sing it so the world has to wait until next week for Hallelujah to come out of the box. Truth to be told I was disappointed we didn't get to hear it (and would have gladly made an exception) but maybe that is the point so that Miriam playing the part of "and a little child will lead them" reminds us all of the power of our Lenten rituals. This Sunday we will read the Passion Narrative at all our services, including our gathering at Zio Carlo Brew Pub where the story will be read in a public place and maybe be overheard by some who unlike Miriam do not know the story by heart.

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