Started by mqll, April 01, 2010, 03:18:47 PM
Quote from: mqll on April 01, 2010, 03:18:47 PMSo, check it our dog--the Let Us Pray of the LCMS has today listed as Holy Thursday. I'm sorta interested by this. I've grown up with the term Maundy Thursday and use it continually--even as I continually need to educate others as to what "Maundy" actually means.Which is to say, there is a part of me which is all in favor of dropping the term. Everything about it rubs me the wrong way--to simply and sterotype me, it rubs the CoWo, "Why use liturgical, churchy jargon when you can use plain English and explain things better?" part of me the wrong way.1. It emphasizes the legalistic aspect of Christ and not the gracious--I mean, "mandate" to celebrate the institution of the Lord's Supper?2. Or to focus on the mandate of the new commandment as opposed to the institution of the Lord's Supper?3. And simply a word that needs to be explained. The guy asking me the other day was a long term Lutheran.The funny thing is, of course, when I ask myself why I used the term, the answer is simple: tradition. Gets the best of us...So, what is the division of this amongst the crowds? What is the proper term to use? What would best describe today for you?Whatever we call it, maybe all of us have a blessed celebration tonight.
Quote from: Jeff-MN on April 02, 2010, 07:21:20 PMIf it is "Green Thursday", why is the liturgical colour WHITE?
Quote from: Dadoo on April 02, 2010, 09:16:19 PMQuote from: Jeff-MN on April 02, 2010, 07:21:20 PMIf it is "Green Thursday", why is the liturgical colour WHITE?Because the "gruen" in Gruendonnerstag does not refer to the color "gruen" (green) but to an old German word "gronan" (modern form "greinen" ) which means "crying." It is connected with very old church tradition that receives those who had been doing penance for Lent (and longer sometimes) back into the fellowship of the church on this day. I guess it refered to their tears of joy of being readmitted into fellowship or it commemorates their tears in exile.
Quote from: Weedon on April 03, 2010, 08:26:46 AMWe did scarlet this year, Padre. I ordered a lovely set from D. K. Brunner and Son. Google them! Got the whole set for about $700, I think. Hand made, traditional, including superfrontal, pulpit hang, lectern book mark, chasuble and stole. You can see some pics here:http://weedon.blogspot.com/2010/03/pics-of-scarlet-paraments.html