On Maundy Thursday you leave in silence, totally bereft. There are no clergy left because they’ve abandoned the people. It is disorienting and it’s meant to be.
Jay Greener and Tara Owens join Deb Gregory at the Betwixt Podcast to tell a stunning Maundy Thursday story. We talk about the institution of the Lord’s Supper and the discomfort of foot washing. Then we turn our attention to how the disorientation of betrayal prepares our hearts for Easter.Jay Greener shares a Maundy Thursday liturgy for defrocking pastors and why we need it. Click To Tweet
Rev. Canon Jay Greener serves as the Rector at Church of the Redeemer In Chicago. Before that he served in various ministry roles within churches and Christian organizations around the country. Jay is also a Canon, or Senior Priest, in the Shyira Diocese of the Anglican Church of Rwanda.
Formerly a broadcaster, Jay is particularly interested in the many ways that we hear God, and communicate about God. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Yale Divinity School, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts.I have Stripped Him. I have taken his glory for my own. - Tara Owens reflections on Maundy Thursday Click To Tweet
Tara Owens opens up our imagination for Maundy Thursday through her own story, which she writes about in her book Embracing the Body:Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone . Tara is a writer, Spiritual Director and Founder of Anam Cara Ministries. She holds a TM in Spiritual Formation from Tyndale Seminary.
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