For Good Friday and for Easter Monday, the Seminary is closed. Good Friday is perhaps the hardest and holiest day in the Church Calendar. This is the day when innocence is killed, when hatred seeks to kill love, and when the consequences of human sinfulness are confronted. The Incarnation of God hangs on the cross and dies. God is seen right at the heart of sin and suffering; and properly, we see in Christ every abused child, every victim of war, and tear that has fallen.
On Sunday, we celebrate new life. We celebrate resurrection. We are invited to feel the liberating power of the Spirit. Cosmic possibilities abound. And given for many in our community, Holy Week and Easter weekend are packed and full, we take the Monday as a rest day.
The heart of the Christian Gospel is captured in these days. The reality of sin is confronted; the resurrection possibilities are celebrated. Let us accept the gift of the space to live into the reality of the next few days.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President