Tag Archives: Holy Week

The Sound of Perfect Silence

The church is dark now. The altar is stripped and bare. Some are getting up and leaving in silence. Others remain kneeling, looking into the darkness. Holy Saturday is ahead, the most quiet day of the year. The silence of … Continue reading

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‘He Descended into Hell. . .': Did Jesus Really Go To Hell?

In a Special Holy Saturday Podcast and Post over at The Sacred Page. On Holy Saturday we meditate on one of the most obscure lines in the Apostles’ Creed: “he descended into hell.” What does this part of the Creed refer … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday

Jesus lay in the grave dead… The earth, still, awaits the Resurrection. Collect: Christ became obedient for us unto death, even to the death of the cross. Amen. Read more on Holy Saturday here.  

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Good Friday Around the World (2012)

The BBC has the pictures: Click here for the rest.  

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Good Friday: Life Is not Fair

So often our challenges seem disproportionate and “unfair.” But what is asked of us in our trials is never more than what Christ and his mother endured. Read on here.    

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Good Friday

O my people, what have I done to thee? Or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me. Good Friday: … (from the senses pious, holy of the word “good”), is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of … Continue reading

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What is Good Friday?

 

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Maundy Thursday

Holy Thursday is also known as “Maundy Thursday.” The word maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum(commandment) which is the first word of the Gospel acclamation: Mandátum novum do vobis dicit Dóminus, ut diligátis ínvicem, sicut diléxi vos. “I give … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday Mandatum: God is Love and Love is a Verb

Footwashing. Catholic Culture: As we enter into these three days, the one day, we make this mystery our own. No mere spectators in this Act of Love we become participants. We who bear the name “Christian” are to pick up … Continue reading

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Annual Spy Wednesday: Reflection on the Sins and Shortcomings of the Clergy

Msgr Charles Pope: In some ways its been a tough year for clergy on the blogs. A lot of what I consider to be bishop bashing has been going on, and lots of wrath and venom for the Catholic clergy … Continue reading

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