I love this devotion. When I was a kid in Catholic School, the nuns lined us all up every Friday in Great Lent and marched us down to the parish church for Stations and Benediction. I served at both of these devotions as an altarboy. It should be part of every Roman Catholic's Lenten devotion if at all possible.
posted on 02/20/2007 3:51:53 AM PST
(Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
Our parish is doing them every Friday during Lent. They will be followed by a study of Scripture.
posted on 02/20/2007 3:57:04 AM PST
by Miss Marple
(Prayers for Jemian's son,: Lord, please keep him safe and bring him home .)
To: Kolokotronis; Salvation; Miss Marple
It should be part of every Roman Catholic's Lenten devotion if at all possible.
Our parish will be hosting the Stations of the Cross each Friday throughout Lent. Abouna takes a beautiful and reverent approach to these, allowing for prayer and meditation at each station. It culminates with him facing us before the altar, and holding aloft a large Crucifix. An acolyte incenses the Crucifix as we chant the Maronite hymn of the Blessed Mother.
O My Son
O My Son O My beloved
See the plight Love brings you to
What distress and What affliction
Wicked men have Laid on you.
O My Son O what transgression
Or what evil Did you do that you
Should be vexed and wounded
with no hope for any cure
Look on me Daughter of Sion
Crushed beneath this might wave
Anguish fills my very marrow
And it leads me to the grave
There is none to be a friend now
And this angry mob to brave
Coming forward to console me
For the suff'ring I endure
posted on 02/20/2007 8:02:17 AM PST
("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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