Volume 4, Issue 18
May 3, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: MAY 5, 2019
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:1-16, (7-20)
Revelation 5:11-4
John 21:1-19
Psalm 30

8:00AM
Joe Adorno(EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Lorna Nishi(AG)

9:30AM
Mary Margaret Smith (EM)
Daileen Barton, CeCe Caldwell(R)
Mario Antonio, CeCe Caldwell (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Daileen, Noah(A)
Nelson Secretario, Mabel Antonio (HP)
UPCOMING EVENTS
All Saints' Preschool Fundraiser
Saturday, May 4 th
3:00 - 5:00PM
Sloggett Center

Daughters of the King
Thursday, May 9 th
7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

All Saints' Preschool May Day Celebration
Wednesday, May 15 th
10:00AM
Front Lawn


Adult Bible Study on Weekly Gospel
Every Sunday, 9:00 - 9:30AM
Under the big tree

Sunday School
Every Sunday, 9:30 - 10:15AM
Memorial Hall

Aloha Hour
Every Sunday,10:45AM - 12:00PM
Under the big tree

Monday Crew
Every Monday, 8:00AM
Church Office
Laundry Love
1 st & 3 rd Wednesday, 5:00PM
Kapa`a Laundromat

McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
Every Wednesday, 6:00PM
Church

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall
CHILDREN'S DAY IS HERE
Join the Celebration this Sunday!
This Sunday, May 5 th , is Children's Day - a traditional Japanese celebration - and we will be celebrating all of the keiki of All Saints' and giving thanks for their presence in our lives.

Let's dedicate our Aloha Hour to the children!

Please bring a favorite dish - Japanese, local, or whatever! What was your favorite dish when you were young?

We will have root beer floats for children of all ages.

Let's have fun and celebrate our All Saints' keiki.

-for the Hospitality Ministry
David Murray
ALL SAINTS' ANNOUNCES HAWAIIAN CULTURAL EVENTS FOR 2019
Update Your Calendars Now
All Saints' Episcopal Church has three Hawaiian cultural events planned for this year and I wanted to be sure to get on your calendars! These events will celebrate the history, language and culture of Hawai`i.
May 19 - service celebrating Queen Lili`uokalani.

At the 9:30AM service on Sunday, May 19 th we will celebrate the life and achievements of Queen Lili`uokalani. The Queen was baptized and confirmed into the Anglican faith on May 18 th , 1896. The service will follow the same general outline as our Holy Sovereigns' service and will include Hawaiian language readings, hymns and prayers. The congregation of All Saints' will host a pot luck "Aloha Hour" following the service. It is my hope that this service will be an annual event on the All Saints' calendar.
June 24 - "Following in the Footsteps of Queen Kapi`olani"

On Monday, June 24 th , starting at approximately 6:00PM, Colette Higgins, Dean of Academic Affairs, Division I and Academic Support at Windward Community College, will present "Following in the Footsteps of Queen Kapi`olani" in the sanctuary of the church. This is a reprise of the presentation that Dean Higgins gave at the Kaua`i Community College on March 7 th , 2018. This was a wonderful presentation and we are so pleased that Dean Higgins has agreed to deliver it once again at All Saints' church.

Planning for this event is still ongoing but we hope to include a reception giving people the opportunity to talk with Professor Higgins and discuss the life of Queen Kapi`olani.
October 20 - All Saints' annual service celebrating the Holy Sovereigns.

At the 9:30AM service on Sunday, October 20 th , we will celebrate the lives and achievements of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, the Holy Sovereigns.

Those of you who attend this annual celebration of the Holy Sovereigns will already have noticed that this service is being held one week later than normal this year. Our service usually takes place on the Sunday following the Eo e Emalani Festival in Koke`e. We have postponed it this year as members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha will be attending their annual meeting on October 13 th . How could we hold this event and not have members of the RoK present?

The Holy Sovereigns' service will follow the usual format, including Hawaiian language readings, hymns and prayers, and the congregation of All Saints' Church will host a pot luck "Aloha Hour" following the service.
I look forward to seeing you at one, two, or maybe even all three, of these events celebrating Hawaiian history.

David Murray 
Senior Warden
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP FITZPATRICK
Kāhili - Honoring Our Diocesan Heritage
Aloha, 

As Bishop, I have been told that All Saints’ will be adding kāhili to the sanctuary. I certainly approve and commend you for honoring our Diocesan heritage in that way.

My understanding from the Kumu (Paulette Kahalepuna who is herself the daughter of the person who directed the creation of the two older kāhili that have graced the Cathedral for many decades) who directed the preparation of the new kāhili (completed in 2012 for the sesquicentennial) in the Cathedral next to the high altar is that they belong in the sanctuary (in the Cathedral they are only removed at the stripping of the altar on Maundy Thursday and returned for the Easter Vigil). In Hawaiian tradition, kāhili feather standards in the royal colors of red and yellow signified that the ali`i (royalty) were in attendance. Today, kāhili at the Cathedral and throughout the Diocese remind us of the royal patrons of the Cathedral and the entire Episcopal Church in Hawai`i whom we continue to honor. They are a physical reminder of our commitment as Episcopalians to serve the people in the spirit of the Holy Sovereigns (King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma), our patrons, and Queen Lili`uokalani, our fellow Episcopalian. They are also a constant reminder of “Christ the King” who they honored and adored (as do we), and who is always present in the sanctuary.
Ideally, kāhili are created with the work of many hands and much prayer as the feathers are sown together. When the newer kāhili were prepared at the Cathedral, parishioners, other members of the Diocese and students at the Priory were involved (please see the article in the Diocesan eNews, December 2011, here .
All in all, I think kāhili are an appropriate reminder of our heritage as a Diocese with a Royal foundation and are appropriately displayed in the sanctuary as a sacred space. 

Yours faithfully,

+Bob

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i
This year's All Saints' Preschool Scholarship Fundraiser is "SUPER DUPER ZUMBATON". All donation proceeds go to qualifying families of All Saints' Preschool so their children may afford quality education and care. Preschool families have a chance to win prizes for collecting the most donations, so if you have a student you’d like to sponsor, please be sure to write their name in your donation. All preschool families and friends are welcome to join us for the Zumbathon event.  
 
If you would like to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, you can visit the preschool website and donate online at http://www.allsaintskauaipreschool.org/giving.html .
PASSING OF THE KEYS - MAY 17 TH
Time to Celebrate Episcopal Church Days with Habitat for Humanity
One `Ohana Team,

Congratulations on your contribution to this significant accomplishment. On May 17 th , we will be celebrating the passing of the keys to 17 new homeowners, many of whom we have worked with shoulder to shoulder. Please RSVP directly to development@kauaihabitat.org if you can join in the celebration. We will have a carpool leaving from All Saint’s at 3:00PM, so let me know if you want a ride.

Mahalo,

Ron Morinishi
PRESCHOOL MAY DAY CELEBRATION
Join Us for the Fun!
All Saints’ Preschool invites the All Saints’ congregation and preschool friends and families to join us for our May Day Program on May 15, 2019. It’s at 10:00AM on the All Saints’ Church Front Lawn.
 
For questions, please email preschool@allsaintskauai.org .
PRAYER FOR THE SEARCH COMMITTEE

God our Wisdom and Light:
you alone have power to bring blessing out of all our choices
and to use all our actions for the building up of your reign;
be with us as we take council for the future,
turn our hearts always toward the common good,
guide us in raising up and welcoming new leadership for our parish and help us to discern the presence of Christ in our midst always, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God living and true. Amen.

(adapted from prayers written by the Rev. Jennifer Phillips for the Diocese of Rhode Island)

Mahalo nui loa to the All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
SAVE THE DATE!
Planned Giving Workshop Coming in June
There will be a planned giving workshop on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room.

Whether your church has an existing Planned Giving Ministry/Endowment or none at all, all parishes will benefit from this workshop, that reviews best practices and empowers leadership to be able to take the best, next steps for their congregation!
The workshop is being led by James Murphy, the Managing Program Director of Financial Resources for the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF), who oversees ECF’s Financial Resource development programs and resources, including planned giving, donor solutions and endowment management. He leads workshops and works with congregations, dioceses, and other Episcopal organizations to enhance and develop their programs and resources.

The Diocese will cover the cost of airfare for one person from each church on the neighbor island. Please  e-mail Peter Pereira  for authorization instructions.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage  HERE.
On Saturday September 7, 2019, the Diocese of Hawai`i will be introducing a new ministry that is taking the Episcopal Church by storm!

Led by Mary Palmer, Invite Welcome Connect "is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News."

The workshop will be taking place in Honolulu, with more details and registration to come. Airfare will be covered for neighbor island clergy and two others from each church. To learn more about this program click HERE .
For our final show of the season KCP is honored to have the opportunity to produce Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning master work “Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of fleet street.”

Directed by Rebecca Hanson. Musical direction by Monica Chung.

Performances are May 3 rd – May 26 th at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse.

Thursday – Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 4

Synopsis: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker (Jason Blake), aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett (Jessika Montoya-Cristobal).
KAUAI ISLAND SINGERS SHOWCASE PRESENTS
The Mating Game

A seductive, sultry, spicy and sassy cabaret in two acts.
The Mating Game  is a post-modern cabaret in the style of the 1920s Prohibition era. The show tells stories of love — up close and personal — from searching, romance, and desire to conflicts and complications — and a surprise ending with a twist!
"Game contestants/singers” include: Mary Ellen Kopitzke, Trishana Star, Alison Miller, Dhyana Dunville, Melissa Mojo, Lee Miller, Pamela Varma and Siri Shabad.
With Hank Curtis on piano.
At Trees Lounge, 440 Aleka Loop, Kapaa 
$5 cover charge. For more info, visit:  www.kisskauai.org
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS TAKING "NEXT FAITHFUL STEP" TOWARD FULL COMMUNION BETWEEN EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

From the Episcopal Office of Public Affairs
[May 2, 2019] During their meeting April 29-30, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, the members of The Episcopal Church – United Methodist Dialogue Committee agreed to send a resolution for full communion to be considered by the Council of Bishops and for possible consideration by the 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
 
“We acknowledge that the decisions of the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference have deepened divisions within The UMC and introduced sharp and as yet unanswered questions about the prospects for full communion between our churches,” the members said in a statement released today. “And yet, we believe that what we are experiencing in the various crises of our denominational life is the birth pangs of something remarkable, something new. We believe that the forces of polarization, mistrust, and animosity in our society and in our ecclesial life will not have the last word.”

Below is the full statement from the Committee.
 
The members of The Episcopal Church – United Methodist Dialogue Committee met together April 29-30, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Austin in Austin, TX. Since its beginning in 2002, this dialogue committee has been seeking to discern God’s will regarding how our churches might embody a new kind of public witness to the unity of Christ’s body. These talks have continued for more than 80 years through many national and ecclesial challenges. By confronting serious matters of theological distinction as well as historical challenges related to race, class and the hardening of denominational identities, the members of this dialogue committee in its various rounds have held out hope that the people called Methodists and the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement might embrace one another in the fellowship of communion, publicly acknowledging our mutual sharing in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and formally recognizing one another’s members, ordained ministries, and sacraments.
 
In Austin we decided through deep and honest conversation to continue on this path toward full communion by submitting a resolution to that effect to be considered by the United Methodist Council of Bishops and potentially forwarded to the United Methodist General Conference in May 2020. We do not make this decision naively and are fully cognizant of the hard realities our churches face. We feel the pain and inexpressible weight of discrimination that is the burden of LGBTQ Christians whose lives are so often objectified, debated, dismissed. We acknowledge that the decisions of the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference have deepened divisions within The UMC and introduced sharp and as yet unanswered questions about the prospects for full communion between our churches. The road map to unity between our denominations looks different now than it did two years ago when we first introduced “A Gift to the World” to our churches.
 
And yet, we believe that what we are experiencing in the various crises of our denominational life is the birth pangs of something remarkable, something new. We believe that the forces of polarization, mistrust, and animosity in our society and in our ecclesial life will not have the last word. There is a future with hope for unity in mission and ministry for the Body of Christ that has yet to be revealed. The work of this dialogue committee seeks to heal, in some small way, one division within the context of a whole world in need of healing and reconciliation. We desire as a dialogue committee to take the next faithful step in this journey, trusting in the God who alone holds the future and who may yet be calling us to something bigger and grander than we have imagined.
 
There are more decisions to come. The dialogue committee is not done discussing the possible futures for United Methodist-Episcopal unity. Yet in this moment we desire to stay on this road together, walking with one another in our joys and triumphs as well as our struggles and imperfections. We hope you will join us in this ongoing journey of discernment and hope.
PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENT CHURCH PREPARES TO CONSECRATE FIRST WOMAN BISHOP
Bishop-Elect Emelyn Dacuycuy Consecration May 5 th

By Winfred Vergara
Posted Apr 29, 2019
Bishop-elect Emelyn Dacuycuy will become the first woman to serve the Philippine Independent Church. Photo: Winfred Vergara/special to Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal News Service – Manila, Philippines] Amid the sweltering heat of the Philippine summer, there is a rising religious fervor here as the clergy and people of Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) prepare for the consecration of its first woman bishop, Emelyn Dacuycuy.

While there are three other IFI bishops-elect scheduled for consecration in several dioceses this year in this 10-million member Christian denomination, the attention is focused on this historic event.

The consecration will be held at the Aglipay National Shrine in Batac, Ilocos Norte on May 5. The date and venue coincide with the birthday and birthplace of the Most Rev. Gregorio Aglipay, co-founder and first Obispo Máximo, or elected leader, of the IFI.

Known in history as the only and living result of the Philippine Revolution of 1898, the IFI was created when its schism from the Roman Catholic Church was proclaimed in August 3, 1902, by the first Philippine labor leader, Isabelo de los Reyes, at the meeting of Unión Obrera Democrática in Centro de Bellas Artes in Manila.

While its founding was the offshoot of political revolution against three centuries of Spanish colonization and a movement for religious reformation in Philippine Catholicism, the IFI closely followed the attitude of the Roman Catholic Church in regard to gender inclusion.

And while its first full-communion partner, The Episcopal Church, welcomed women’s ordination in 1973, it took 44 years before the IFI followed suit and formally accepted women’s ordination in 2017.

Because Aglipay was not a bishop at the time of the schism in 1902, the IFI wandered for 40 years in theological wilderness, seeking to be restored to catholicity.

The Episcopal Church bestowed historic apostolic succession when three Episcopal bishops came to the Philippines and consecrated three IFI bishops (Isabelo de los Reyes Jr., Gerardo Bayaca and Santiago Fonacier) into the episcopate in 1948.

Both churches then approved the concordat of full communion in 1962, recognizing their common catholicity and mutual independence and autonomy.

Not an easy journey

The election of Dacuycuy as bishop of the Diocese of Batac after 117 years of IFI history was not an easy journey. Anxious that electing a woman bishop might lead to a woman Obispo Máximo, many members of the Supreme Council of Bishops (SCB) made determined efforts to derail the election of a woman as bishop.

In an interview with this writer, Dacuycuy said, “It took me 11 special General Conventions and three SCB meetings before I finally got the approval.

“Any woman priest aspiring for the position of bishop in a male-dominated council of bishops needs extra strength for the hard struggle. I am very fortunate I have very strong support from my family, and by the grace of God, I am endowed with a very firm principle to stand against stiff opposition and even amidst my own brokenness,” Dacuycuy said.

Dacuycuy, who prefers to be called, “Bishop Emelyn” (to emphasize her womanhood) said that the struggle for gender equality must continue to pervade not only the church but also the larger Philippine society.

“Patriarchalism and machismo images are still prevalent in the Philippine culture. Filipino women are not yet fully free from economic, political, cultural and religious oppression. The work of empowering women must be continued vigorously,” she said.

Role in the church

Asked what role she would have to play as the first and only woman on the Supreme Council of Bishops, Dacuycuy said that “engendering leadership and inspiring more women clergy to step up would be the biggest challenge.”

“In my humble beginning as ‘the first,’ I plan to help redefine patriarchal meanings, symbols, attitudes, cognitions and recognitions that have long been considered normative in a male-dominated house of bishops,” she said.

“I continue to pray for God’s wisdom, and I believe I am now getting a better support not only from several male bishops but also from the current Obispo Máximo, the Most Rev. Rhee Timbang, in whose term this historic event is taking place.”

The Obispo Máximo is highlighting the consecration of Dacuycuy and has invited local and foreign dignitaries to attend, including members of its full communion partner, The Episcopal Church.

Episcopal Church guests

Kansas Bishop Cathleen Bascom and Southern Ohio Assisting Bishop Nedi Rivera, who has also served the dioceses of Olympia and Eastern Oregon, will serve as co-consecrators, and will bring greetings from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

In addition, two female Filipino-American priests attending. The Very Rev. Irene Igmales Maliaman, the first Filipino woman archdeacon of Micronesia, will bring greetings on behalf of Hawaii Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick, and the Rev. Ruth Casipit Paguio, first woman rector of Holy Family Episcopal Church in San Jose, California, will bring greetings on behalf of El Camino Real Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves.

– The Rev. Winfred B. Vergara is missioner for Asiamerica Ministries in The Episcopal Church.
HALE HO`OMALU MAY COLLECTION 

Canned Items: soups, chili, pork & beans, spam, Vienna sausage

Place your donations in the red wagon by the door to the sanctuary on Sundays. Hale Ho`omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gift-in-kind items.
Please note, we do not accept food items that are not mentioned on the monthly list and we do not accept clothing, toys or similar items unless a specific plea for such items is published in the Epistle. Your Epistle Staff will inform you of any special requests for donations.
The Sacraments
Our Anglican tradition recognizes sacraments as “outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace.” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 857) Holy Baptism and the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) are the two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church.

In the case of Baptism, the outward and visible sign is water, in which the person is baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; the inward and spiritual grace is union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family the Church, forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit. In the case of the Eucharist, the outward and visible sign is bread and wine, given and received according to Christ’s command. The inward and spiritual grace is the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people, and received by faith.

In addition to these two, there are other spiritual markers in our journey of faith that can serve as means of grace. These include:

  • Confirmation: the adult affirmation of our baptismal vows
  • Reconciliation of a Penitent: private confession
  • Matrimony: Christian marriage
  • Orders: ordination to the diaconate, priesthood, or episcopacy
  • Unction: anointing those who are sick or dying with holy oil
The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Rector of St. Christopher's Church in Gladwyne, and the Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania, discuss Confirmation. Hear from confirmands about the reasons they sought out this rite and its values of thoughtfulness and commitment.
THE FEAST OF DAME JULIAN OF NORWICH
15 th -Century English Anchoress, Mystic, and Writer
On May 8, the church celebrates the Feast of Dame Julian of Norwich, a 15 th -century English anchoress, mystic, and writer.

Born sometime around 1342, during the years of the second plague pandemic or Black Death, little is known about Julian’s early life, even her name. When she became an anchoress (a woman who withdraws from secular life for religious purposes), she took the name “Julian” because her cell was built onto the wall of the church of St. Julian in Norwich. The church is believed to have been named, originally, for either St. Julian the Hospitaller or St. Julian of Le Mans.

At the age of 30, Julian suffered a grave illness, and on what appeared to be her deathbed, she experienced a series of visions of Christ, or “showings.” When she recovered, she wrote a book about these visions, Revelations of Divine Love, which has also become known as the Short Text. This remains the earliest known book written in English by a woman. Several decades later, she began work on a second book, further exploring the meanings of her visions, which is known as the Long Text.

As an anchoress, Julian lived a solitary life, never leaving her cell. Her meals were brought to her, and she kept a small garden inside a high wall. Aside from listening through a curtained window to those who came to seek her counsel, she lived in complete isolation – although popular belief is that she kept a cat, and in art, she is often depicted with her cat.

“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”— Revelations of Divine Love.

Collect for Julian of Norwich

Lord God, in your compassion you granted to the Lady Julian many revelations of your nurturing and sustaining love: Move our hearts, like hers, to seek you above all things, for in giving us yourself you give us all; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen 

Holy Women, Holy Men, p. 363

Published by the Office of Communication of The Episcopal Church, 815 Second Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017

© 2019 The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. All rights reserved.
FROM THE EPISCOPAL CAFÉ
The New Commandment


Posted April 25, 2019
Photo: Engin Asil
 
It has been raining here, and all the green things are thriving. Leaves are more plump, more shiny. Verdant grasses have sprung up overnight to throng lawns and green ways. The earth is pocked with the mounds of emerging flowers. As I walk in the crisp light of a new washed morning, I can smell the happy well being of my rooted relations, those brothers and sisters who send their tendrils deep into the earth as they send their stalks and leaves into the air to be touched by sunlight.
 
It’s a resurrection, to be sure – one that has touched everything I can see. And there’s a deep wisdom in linking the coming of new plants into the world with the coming of the Son of Man into his kingdom beyond death.
 
He gave us a new commandment: to love one another as he has loved us. That commandment is different from the old commandment, center of Jewish law: to love our neighbor as ourselves. How it differs is in the sacrificial element. We can’t deny it; Jesus has loved us right up to and through torture and death. He asks that we do the same with one another.
 
The new commandment is both very simple and very complex. To give my life for love is not for me one giant act, for instance taking a bullet for someone. There could be an occasion when that is the expression of my love, but that’s not what I aim for in following Christ. Instead there are all the little offerings I can make, for instance setting aside expectations, hurt feelings, fear, misunderstandings, and all the other ego-wounds in order to truly be present to another person for communication.
 
It’s complicated, because setting a personal boundary is part of this. I cannot allow myself to be railroaded or used as a doormat. But there is much I can lay aside. It takes discernment and a loving heart – toward the other person and toward myself.
 
Ultimately, all right action comes from the Holy Spirit moving through my heart, and through grace. The willingness to take Christ’s commandment seriously leads to the openness to consider what is the right way.
 
The rain falls everywhere, and all that is buried comes up in joyous color. We are happy when we are fed. Christ has come, and the world is responding. Christ has come, and so we dare to risk, to change, to grow, and to risk some more.
 
Alleluia
SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK
Jesus on the Road Toward Emmaus
On the day that Jesus’ tomb is found empty, Cleopas and his companion, who were followers of Jesus, are on their way to a village called Emmaus. They are talking about the events of the past few days, including the rumor that Jesus had been seen alive. Jesus meets up with them and begins talking with them and teaching them about the fulfillment of the Scriptures, “beginning with Moses and all the prophets” all the way to himself.

When they come to the village, the two people urge Jesus to stay and have supper with them. As Jesus takes the bread, blesses and breaks it and gives it to them, they suddenly recognize him. And then he vanishes.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

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