Holy Week Real Talk: Get Out Of The Blame Trap and Reflect

Today is Good Friday and it’s time to get out of the blame trap and get right. God calls us to examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5; Lamentations 3:40), but healthy self-examination is a difficult and dangerous duty. The flesh seizes self-examination as an opportunity to turn our thoughts against us. Introspection is deceptive because it … More Holy Week Real Talk: Get Out Of The Blame Trap and Reflect

Good Friday Facts

Good Friday is now primarily celebrated by a service combining a number of separate practicess. We start by the reading of three sets of lessons followed by “bidding prayers”(pleas to heaven for mercy). This probably represents a type of aliturgical service of great antiquity of which more extensive survivals remain in the Gallican and Ambrosian … More Good Friday Facts

Faith Stat: Nearly 3 in 4 Catholics to Attend Church on Good Friday

 Catholics will turn out in large numbers for religious observances this Easter weekend, according to a new Marist poll. An overwhelming majority will attend Easter services, with many also planning to attend on Good Friday. The Knights of Columbus-sponsored poll found that over half of all Americans plan to attend church services on Easter Sunday (53 percent). … More Faith Stat: Nearly 3 in 4 Catholics to Attend Church on Good Friday

Cyrus Chestnut & Tavis Smiley Team Up For Good Friday

On Good Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:30 PM at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, jazz pianist/Howard University professor, Cyrus Chestnut, will perform a powerful composition that he especially wrote for the church, entitled “The Saga of the Cross.” This exciting celebration of Good Friday will feature a jazz trio, the Abyssinian Baptist Church choir, conducted … More Cyrus Chestnut & Tavis Smiley Team Up For Good Friday