Is there a more subversive act in all of scripture than Jesus’ “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem the week before his execution…the event we call “Palm Sunday?”
Theologians and commentators have long remarked about how Jesus upended Roman imperial tradition by riding in to the Holy City on the back of a humble donkey, mocking the exultation of conquest and colonization.
But what if there’s more to the story? What if this drama isn’t just about spiritual victories over the forces of evil in the afterlife, but about liberation for the marginalized in this one?
Join us this Sunday, April 10, as we wrap up our Lenten series on humanizing spiritual practices by taking a closer look at Palm Sunday through the lens of justice and liberation…and discuss the parts we can all play in overturning the imperial triumphalism of our own time.
6:00pm EST: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm EST: Presentation & conversation begin
Upcoming Holy Week Schedule:
- Watch our Newsletter, Facebook page and Wineskins Workshops Facebook Group for links to visual liturgies on Maundy Thursday (April 14) and Good Friday (April 15) by The Work of the People.
- Join us at 8:00am EDT Easter Sunday for a Virtual Sunrise Service and Communion featuring a rendition of the resurrection story from John 20 as imagined through the eyes of Mary Magdeline and a Eucharistic liturgy led by Rev. Chris Wylie. (Use our regular Zoom link to access the service)
- NO GATHERING Sunday, April 24 (Community Sabbath)
What is the meaning of the crucifixion and resurrection for a liberationist community? Join our gatherings through the Easter Season (May 1-29) as we discuss various atonement theories and how they fit into a theology of liberation.
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