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From the Chaplain

Today is both the Christian commemoration of Jesus’ crucifixion, and also the first night of the Jewish celebration of Passover. There is always some chronological correlation between Passover and Holy Week, but this year, the connection is quite poignant.

Both holy days commemorate life that comes from death: Christians believe that Jesus’ death is the signature act of God’s salvific love for the world, and Jews believe that it was the death of the first born in every Egyptian house that finally compelled Pharaoh to allow the Jews to leave their enslavement. For Christians, there is no resurrection without the cross, and for Jews, there is no Promised Land without the blood on the doorposts.

Read more of Chaplain Largen's most recent message here.


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