WATCH THROUGH THE NIGHT
We are invited, as were the first disciples, to watch and pray with the Lord on the night before his crucifixion and death.
Watch with us at the time and location of that best suits you. If you choose, you may use the provided resources as you sit the watch, or reflect on the video below.
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. 38 Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” 39 And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.” 40 Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not stay awake with me one hour? 41 Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial;[a] the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 Again he went away for the second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up, let us be going. See, my betrayer is at hand.”
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RESOURCES FOR THE WATCH THROUGH THE NIGHT
Reflections on scripture by Clergy, staff and parishioners of Trinity. DOWNLOAD HERE
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MAUNDY THURSDAY REFLECTIONS
Watch & listen as the Rev. Emily Schnabl, (St. Christopher’s, Midwest City), and the Rev. Dana Orwig reflect on Maundy Thursday traditions and meaning. START VIDEO
Video (29:27 minutes)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Watch & listen as the clergy of the Diocese of Oklahoma share the Stations of the Cross, Walk of Love. START VIDEO
Video (4:13 minutes)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DEPICTED TRHOUGH ART
A moving walk through the stations of the cross through artwork, accompanied by instrumental music. Created by Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, SC. START VIDEO
Video (18:12 minutes)
Watch & listen as members of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma read the Passion. START VIDEO
GOOD FRIDAY PASSION READING
Read Patrick Comerford's Good Friday reflections on TS Eliot's poem, "East Coker" (1943). READ NOW
CRYING THE CRY OF THE ABANDONED
Holy Cross by Sir Shane Leslie. READ NOW
Reflections on three excerpts about Mary at the cross, by Emily Polis Gibson. READ HERE
PIERCING THE SOUL
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