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!
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!
It's going to be weird not being able to come together to pray and worship in the communal way that has been our custom during these sacred days of the church calendar, but we must keep in mind that God hears us just as well (and sometimes even better!) when we're at home. And that's where our Church Drunk Stations of the Cross Playlist comes in!
If Lent is an entire 40-day season to reflect on how we have been living our lives in relation to Christ and our fellow man, then the first few days of Holy Week offer the opportunity to reflect on how our Lent has gone. And if you (like us here at Church Drunk) are looking back and finding your Lent lacking, then it is time to holy hard this week! The 2019 Stations of the Cross Playlist is here to help.
Do you love Jesus? Well, you got a big week coming up! Do you love Game of Thrones? Well, your Palm Sunday might be all about John Snow & Co. Do you love Jesus AND Game of Thrones? Well, Dizzy & Ges are here to sing you a very special song of ice and fire and palms and crosses and cocktails!
It has been a long Lent. Generally speaking, I aim for daily practices of prayer and something that resembles discipline during these 40 days in the desert, but this has been a year of trial and tribulation and trauma and tragedy and...other stuff, many of which begin with other letters of the alphabet (B and... Continue Reading →
Sitting in Palm Sunday Mass this morning I couldn't help but wonder to myself just how many times we have all been guilty of repeating the same process that we hear detailed in this kick-off to Holy Week. I know that I, for one, have a tendency to go sprinting into moments of moments of... Continue Reading →
We are officially into the home stretch of Lent! Dizzy and Ges go full tilt into the glory of Holy Week with a deep (perhaps too deep) examination of Triduum. Beginning with the triumphant riding of a donkey on Palm Sunday, we roll onward to the discovery of the empty tomb on Easter morning. Join us for a Paschal preview!