Saturday, January 07, 2017

de-frocking the church

taking away Christmas
the trappings of the season
the crèches, the greens
the babe in the manger
packed away for another year
not de-frocking the church, truly,
the language they suggested
de-greening the sanctuary
for another year, this season;
but feeling like Maundy Thursday
when we remove the holy
the final judgment upon us
when Christ went to the cross

January 7, 2017
de-frocking the church
de-greening the church after Advent and Christmas
accidentally called “de-frocking the church”
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
January 7, 2017

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