March 24, 2016

Maundy Thursday Sermon 2016

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Passage: Matthew 26:40
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In 1642 the first significant battle of the English Civil War was fought as Royalist forces marched on London. The armies were composed, as has so often been historically true, of largely inexperienced soldiers – on one side they gathered in defense of the King, on the other in defense of Parliament and the Puritan cause. The Royalist infantry were under the command of Lord Jacob Astley, sometime tutor of Elizabeth I’s son and determined supporter of King Charles I. Before the battle (known as the Battle of Edgehill) began, Lord Astley famously prayed: “Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not forget me.” It is a simple and remarkably humble prayer. And yet for all of its simplicity, it nonetheless captures, I think, the mystery at the heart of Maundy Thursday....

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