We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Holy Week, Tuesday

Walk with Jesus in his suffering and share in his resurrection during Holy Week.

“Holy Week is a time to think about risk, because that’s what the whole Passion narrative represents. We watch those around Jesus- his disciples, his friends, his companions who has been with him since those early days of the ministry in Galilee. These are the companions who have watched him heal the sick, feed the multitudes and proclaim the good news. Yet we see them now, in that fateful last week, betraying him, denying him, running away from him. These are stories not only of Judas and Peter, of John and James, they are our stories as well. Who stands firm and who runs? What happens when you run ? And what can we do, now that we have failed ourselves and others to find that “at-one-ment” agains.” – Amy-Jill Levine, Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week

The Biblical verses below will lead you along Jesus’ path of Monday of Holy Week.   There are links to several commentaries, including  a link from “Progression of Faith” that includes a summary based on The Last Week (Borg/Crossan).

March 26, 2024 – The End Times

Titus Destroying Jerusalem (Wilhelm von Kaulbach)

Jesus’ disciples see the withered fig tree on their return to Jerusalem from Bethany. As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.

Fig Tree part 2 – Mark 11:20-25,

Matthew 21:20-22

Jesus engages in conflict with the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem

There are 4 confrontations :

1. Jesus Authority challenged (Matthew 21:23)

2. Parable of the troublesome tenant (Matthew 21:33)

3  Paying taxes to Caesar (Matthew 22:15)

4. The Greatest commandment (Matthew 22:23)

Matthew 21:23-23:39

Luke 20:1—21:4

Mark 12:1-44

The Disciples marvel at the Temple; Jesus delivers the Olivet Discourse on their return to Bethany from Jerusalem about the Temple and end times.

Prophecy about the Temple – Mark 13:1-2

Prophecy about the Future –

Mark 13:3-37

Mathew 24:3-25:46

Matthew 26:1-2

Matthew 24:1-25:46

Luke 21:5-36

John 12:20–38

Today, Judas was working on the details of the betrayal of Christ and was paid 30 pieces of silver.

Matthew 26:14-16


Video Introduction, Tuesday
Holy Week Timeline- Tuesday
Holy Week Timeline- Monday and Tuesday
The Four Traps on Tuesday
What Happened on Tuesday of Holy Week ?
Progression of Faith Blog – Tuesday
Brothers of St. John the Evangelist- Praying Tuesday in Holy Week