Day of Arising

Day of Arising. Susan Palo Cherwien* (1953– )  This hymn was commissioned for the 1996 annual assembly of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The opening line recalls Christ’s encounter with those traveling on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13–35) on the afternoon of Easter Day. Carl P. Daw, Jr.* comments: Because our liturgical calendar has traditionally separated the reading of this story from the other Resurrection narratives, we usually do not hear about it until after the Thomas story, which takes place a week afterward. So the way we have experienced the remembrance of these events has been very different from the biblical record (Daw, 2016, p...

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