At our April 24 Eucharist on the Second Sunday of Easter, the Interim Rector described longstanding concerns that the Good Friday lectionary risks fueling anti-Jewish sentiment. The language of John 20:19 in the Gospel reading that day was adapted, as are others throughout the lectionary. Here are some resources on the subject that readers may find useful:
- Episcopal News Service, April 12, 2020: “Churches consider alternate Good Friday liturgies, Bible translations over concerns of anti-Jewish interpretations“
- Tablet, April 13, 2020: “Jewish-Christian Relations Are Suffering“
- Identity/Crisis Podcast, April 26, 2020: “Antizionism in American Christianity“: Conversation between Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, Duncalf-Villavoso Professor of Church History at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.