The Day of Preparation  

Luke 23:48-56



After judgment, flogging, taunting, crucifixion

after weeping, wailing, pleading

after noon darkness, rent vail, and last breath,


a foreign soldier, too late, declares innocence

and crowds assembled for spectacle

return home to lament blood lust, shed

memory of injustice witnessed.


The man from Arimathea waits

in expectation requests the body,

tenderly wraps in linen

gently lays in virgin tomb.

Women following to learn the place

return home to gather and blend

the spices of life crushed,

all resting on the Sabbath.


Poem by the Rev. Carol Ripley-Moffitt

--Submitted by Kate Maynard


The Right Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop of Vermont

The Very Rev. Greta Getlein, Dean and Rector

The Rev. Canon Dr. Robert K. Leopold, Canon for Adult Formation

The Ven. J. Stannard Baker, Cathedral Deacon and Diocesan Archdeacon

The Rev. Deacon Susan McMillan, Diocesan Liaison to Vermont Interfaith Action

David Neiweem, Interim Director of Music

Jennifer C. Sumner, Office Administrator

Barbara F. Comeau, Financial Administrator

Katie Gonyaw, Children's Formation Coordinator

Ian Lawler A/V & Social Media Coordinator

Adam Skiff, Property Steward