the nonviolent subversion of the empire of death
Easter Sunday, April 8th 5pm
Food, Music and the Liturgical Arts
While Easter is celebrated as Spring Rite, a time of family and chocolate; for Christians, it is at its heart the commemoration of Jesus’ revolutionary subversion of the powers of death.
The empire of consumer culture compels people to purchasing as participation. So, put the Peeps down, that way leads to death. Forged in the heart of the Roman Empire, the Christian faith has always pointed to an alternative to the all-consuming culture that promises security, happiness and peace at a price.
“It might sound overly dramatic to talk about Easter this way,” said Rev. Russell, “but we are trying to talk about Easter in a way that might help us recover its meaning, while not talking ourselves too seriously.”
Join us for a feast following the service.