Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Garden Watch

A great devotional tradition during Holy Week is to spend an hour with Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, in our own Garden of Gethsemane.
At the end of the Maundy Thursday Service the Sacrament will be moved in procession to the Chapel. The Chapel Sanctuary will be decorated with plants to recall the Garden, and the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the Altar for you to adore Him and meditate on the Saving Acts that He has endured for our Salvation. There will be devotional material available to read during this time to focus your mind and your heart, or you can just sit there quietly and gaze with love upon Him. The Garden will be available until 10pm (or until the last person leaves after the Maundy Thursday Service) and reopens at 9am until Noon.