I’ve just spent the morning with the organist of Holy Trinity, trying to work through Holy Week and Easter. It’s such a delight to have someone to plan with — and someone who will share my excitement at the thought of dark churches filled with plainsong and gospel readings proclaimed with Alleluias. (Just wait– we’ll get the psalms back yet…)
Liturgy should be exciting. And never more so than in tense unfolding of Holy Week. The challenge is in breaking through the assumption that one can skip blithely from Palm Sunday to Easter morning and never miss a thing.