Enjoy .. maybe not the word. But I did enjoy Holy Week in the parish and I sort of miss it. You would feed yourself in at Palm Sunday and emerge battered and bruised at the end. By contrast, I’ve had an extraordinary range of experiences this week – from the rededication of our beautiful church in Aberfoyle to Chrism Masses in Glasgow and Perth, Good Friday worship sitting in the centre of our Cathedral around a cross and more in Dollar – and today the blessing of Andrew and Lesley’s marriage in Auchterarder. Oh and tonight we did the Easter Eve ‘Christ is Risen’ shouting.
When I look back on that, it represents an extraordinary range of experiences. Piskie Cathedrals are in extraordinarily good shape as places of high quality liturgy and excellent music. In our churches, people have been sharing in the leading of worship with a sort of serious intent. And Chrism Masses are always intensely moving.
So …. just for the record … here are my words at the Rededication of St Mary’s, Aberfoyle, the Chrism Mass in Glasgow, Good Friday in Dollar, a Good Friday piece for the Scotsman, Thought for the Day on Thursday and Andrew and Lesley’s Marriage Blessing