Happy Holy Week! (But not too happy.) As we enter this most solemn (and joyful?) week of celebration (and remembrance), we Church Drunkards cannot help but notice that the whole progression from Palm Sunday to Easter Vigil seems a bit confused (and awesome) in a way that says, "God is dead...but don't worry about it." It's like religious whiplash. And speaking of left turns, we gotta talk about Judas, you guys. We know that he told you your fish would die and the next day: dead! But the black sheep of the original 12 might just merit more than a passing Spy Wednesday reference. So grab something that tastes of betrayal, and join Dizzy & Ges for some Holy Week hijinks on Episode 102 - We Don't Talk About Judas!
The Stations of the Cross can be a slog, but that's kind of the point. If a playlist gives us an alternate way to pray the stations, and/or pray them more more frequently, then we'll just keep on listening and praying and posting, and someday things have to get better, right? Right? RIGHT? I mean, the tomb eventually stands empty, and there is rejoicing in the streets. But, as the stations remind us, we don't get there without the grind. Eyes on the cross. One foot in front of the other. Prayers up.
Well, here we are again! Last year the Church Drunk Stations of the Cross Playlist arrived just in time to hunker down and ride out a few days weeks months eternities of pandemic lockdown, and now the 2021 version drops on a Good Friday where our hope is comprised of one part resurrection, one part vaccination, and one part quiet desperation. We'll get there, people! And after the long and winding road that we have been on, let us remember that the Stations of the Cross will always be the longest and windingest road of them all...but we don't have to walk them alone.
As Lent draws to a close, we still find ourselves mired in a desert of a different stripe. It's times like these when "eyes on the cross" really isn't that bad of a motto, so it would seem that Good Friday arrived just in time! And while the cross provides a powerful visual reminder of the whole "death and resurrection" bit of Christianity (you know, that old chestnut), here are Church Drunk we are aggressively self-professed word nerds. So sometimes we don't just keep our eyes on the cross, we keep our ears there, too! So grab a cup of bitterness and join Dizzy & Ges for a Triduum reflection on the words of Jesus on Holy Thursday and Good Friday that echo through the ages!
Good Friday? How about GREAT Friday! Well, I mean, except for that whole Jesus dying on a cross thing. That part of this particular Friday was...unfortunate. Nonetheless, this dark Friday of Triduum is not without hope, as the joy of the empty tomb is just around the corner. Soak a sponge in some wine and join Dizzy & Ges for a deep dive on the time-honored tradition of the Easter Vigil, the Catholic Church's biggest and best (and longest) Liturgy of the year!
Well, folks, our 40 days of Lent have finally brought us to the foot of the cross on Good Friday. What better way to honor the saving work of our Savior than with a tongue-in-cheek examination of his life through the fictional stylings of Christopher Moore? We've been teasing our Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff episode for weeks, and now it's time to get down to business. Spoilers abound. Consider yourselves warned!