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GOOD FRIDAY PRAYERS TO END ABORTION
26 March A.D. 2002 | father_elijah

Posted on 03/28/2002 8:25:51 PM PST by father_elijah

On Good Friday (29 March A.D. 2002), Roman Catholics the world over are mobilizing to pray the Rosary for an end to the legalization of abortion around the world. We will be praying between 12 noon and 3 pm (in your local time zone).

Although it will not be Good Friday for the Holy Orthodox Church, I am praying that members of the Orthodox faith will pray for an end to abortion at the same time -- perhaps the Jesus Prayer beads or whatever devotion would be appropriate. (I believe there is an Akathist Hymn for the Helpless Unborn). I hope one of our Orthodox Freepers can provide more guidance.

I would also like to ask Anglicans and Episcopalians to join in this prayer either by praying the Rosary (or the Anglican Rosary), by saying the Way of the Cross, or by saying your Great Litany and offering it up as a prayer to end abortion.

I also pray other Christians will join in praying for an end to the legalization of abortion tomorrow by whatever method is customary for them -- extemporaneous prayer, Bible reading, or a form of prayer from their denomination.

Thank you for considering this appeal. God bless!


TOPICS: General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: abortion; goodfriday; helplesspreborn; sasu
Please spread the word far and wide. Let us pray to bring an end to this evil.
1 posted on 03/28/2002 8:25:51 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: FormerLib; IGNATIUS; MarMema; patent; Campion; ThomasMore; ELS; redhead; Salvation; tiki...
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2 posted on 03/28/2002 8:29:11 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: father_elijah
I do plan to be praying the Rosary at 3:00 tomorrow and this was even in our bulletin this week so I know a lot of people in our parish will be joining.
3 posted on 03/28/2002 9:27:56 PM PST by tiki
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To: father_elijah
Armed with Rosary, ready for battle, father.
4 posted on 03/29/2002 1:52:01 AM PST by history_matters
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To: Wordsmith
Bump.

I'm also praying for the protection of Arab Christians in the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq.

5 posted on 03/29/2002 3:46:14 AM PST by history_matters
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To: history_matters
I'm also praying for the protection of Arab Christians in the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq

Amen.

6 posted on 03/29/2002 8:17:13 AM PST by MarMema
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To: father_elijah
Thanks for the bump. I'm outside the window today, but I will offer up my rosary.

patent

7 posted on 03/29/2002 12:13:04 PM PST by patent
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To: father_elijah
Thank you for this. I prayed the Rosary and then prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy -- which I just learned about from a Catholic friend. I am an Anglo-Catholic, and I appreciate being asked to join in this prayer to end abortion. Please pray for me. I am trying to discern whether or not I should enter the Catholic Church or the Orthodox Church. I can't be a part of the Episcopal Church any longer. Thank you for your prayers.
8 posted on 03/29/2002 12:45:00 PM PST by OxfordMovement
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To: father_elijah
O Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, Who is in the bosom of the Father, True God, source of life and immortality, Light of Light, who has come into the world to enlighten it; You were pleased to be conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary for the salvation of our souls by the power of Your All Holy Spirit; O Master, Who has come that we might have life more abundantly, we ask You to enlighten the minds and hearts of those blinded to the truth that life begins at conception, and that the unborn are already in the womb adorned with Your image and likeness; enable us to guard, cherish and protect the lives of all those who are unable to care for themselves; for You Yourself are the Bestower of Life, bringing each person from non-being into being; sealing each person with divine and infinite love. Be merciful, O Lord, to those who, through ignorance or willfulness, affront Your divine goodness and providence through the evil act of abortion. May they, and all of us, come to the light of Your Truth and glorify You, the Giver of Life, together with Your Father, and Your All Holy and Life-giving Spirit. AMEN!

from Sanctity of Life

9 posted on 03/29/2002 12:46:14 PM PST by MarMema
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To: father_elijah
virgin of the sign
10 posted on 03/29/2002 12:48:33 PM PST by MarMema
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To: father_elijah
This is a special thread for me as my husband and I adopted our youngest child from a foreign country. They told us she was "born" when the mother attempted to abort her, probably with a hanger or something similar at about 7 1/2 months.

When we first heard of her, she was 3 1/2 and no one would adopt her because she did not speak. She weighed only 19 pounds and wore the clothes of an 18 month old. Her birth circumstances were awesome, she was very preemie and had numerous complications, among them pnuemonia. She was fed with a tube and had to have a complete blood transfusion. All this in the equivalent of a third world society. Her birthmother went AWOL at the hospital after coming in bleeding heavily and delivering this girl. Our pediatrician says it is a miracle that this child survived what she did and especially where she did.

I want to tell you that she is now 7 and a pure delight. She speaks wonderfully, has a great vocabulary, and is doing some early reading. She is doing first grade math. Nothing will stop this child from getting to where she wants to go. She is a dedicated Christian and a favorite of her churchschool teachers. Yesterday I watched her chase one of our goats around the yard, who weighs about 200 pounds, and finally get it back into the pen.

I can never thank God enough for this lovely, delightful, funny, and loving daughter.

11 posted on 03/29/2002 1:08:00 PM PST by MarMema
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To: father_elijah
Pro-life bump
12 posted on 03/29/2002 7:35:47 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: father_elijah
I prayed a Rosary to end abortion during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Altar of Repose.
13 posted on 03/29/2002 7:50:31 PM PST by ELS
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To: MarMema
How very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this powerful testimony to life. May the Lord bless you abundantly!
14 posted on 03/29/2002 8:01:26 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: MarMema
I've printed this out to carry in my wallet so I can pray it daily. Thank you for posting such an awesome prayer.
15 posted on 03/29/2002 8:11:18 PM PST by OxfordMovement
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To: father_elijah
Way of the Cross reference
16 posted on 03/29/2002 8:13:34 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Now father did you get that thread pulled..shame on ya
17 posted on 03/29/2002 8:13:39 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: father_elijah

Way of the Cross

(Also called Stations of the Cross, Via Crucis, and Via Dolorosa). These names are used to signify either a series of pictures or tableaux representing certain scenes in the Passion of Christ, each corresponding to a particular incident, or the special form of devotion connected with such representations.

Taken in the former sense, the Stations may be of stone, wood, or metal, sculptured or carved, or they may be merely paintings or engravings. Some Stations are valuable works of art, as those, for instance, in Antwerp cathedral, which have been much copied elsewhere. They are usually ranged at intervals around the walls of a church, though sometimes they are to be found in the open air, especially on roads leading to a church or shrine. In monasteries they are often placed in the cloisters. The erection and use of the Stations did not become at all general before the end of the seventeenth century, but they are now to be found in almost every church. Formerly their number varied considerably in different places but fourteen are now prescribed by authority. They are as follows:

  1. Christ condemned to death;
  2. the cross is laid upon him;
  3. His first fall;
  4. He meets His Blessed Mother;
  5. Simon of Cyrene is made to bear the cross;
  6. Christ's face is wiped by Veronica;
  7. His second fall;
  8. He meets the women of Jerusalem;
  9. His third fall;
  10. He is stripped of His garments;
  11. His crucifixion;
  12. His death on the cross;
  13. His body is taken down from the cross; and
  14. laid in the tomb.

The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the "Stabat Mater" while passing from one Station to the next.

18 posted on 03/29/2002 8:14:14 PM PST by Salvation
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To: RnMomof7
I'm afraid that wasn't my doing. i hope you have a Happy Easter.
19 posted on 03/29/2002 8:20:24 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when He stood before the judge?

I
JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: Though harshly treated, he submitted and opened not his mouth: Like a lamb led to the slaughter, or a sheep before the shearers, he was silent... Oppressed and condemned, he was taken away.(Is 53:7, 8)

All: Lord, You stand before Pilate. Divine power before human. Meekness before arrogance, love before fear. Pilate's power seems impressive, bold. But the power of the world is weak, unstable. Pilate vacillates between expediency and truth: "What about your 'king'?" he pleads. "We have no king but Caesar!" the crowd responds. Politics over religion!

Pilate makes the political choice, saying in effect, "I'm opposed to this, but..." He condemns innocent blood. Lord, how often, by our indifference, our apathy, are we counted among today's Pilates, still at it, condemning innocent blood: the preborn, the weak, the starving.

Help us stand as disciples before the world with you... with them.

20 posted on 03/29/2002 8:22:08 PM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation
Thank you. Very beautiful. I pray every blessing for you. You bless us with your thoughtful and inspiring posts.
21 posted on 03/29/2002 8:24:41 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when he knelt to take his cross?

II
JESUS TAKES HIS CROSS

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny his very self, take up his cross, and follow in my steps (Mk 8:34).

All: Your cross is harshly thrown at your feet. Do you, as does the priest at Mass, bend to kiss your altar of sacrifice before taking it on your blood-stained shoulders? As the Father fashioned this cross for you, so have you fashioned one for each of us, your disciples. You have carved each cross with your own hands, and weighed it, that it be not one ounce too heavy for our strength. You have anointed it with consolations, and kissed it, before placing it gently on our shoulders.

Keep before us the words of St Teresa of Avila: "When you embrace the cross you do not feel it. "Teach us, your disciples, to embrace our crosses: our sicknesses, disappointments, failures, family trials, the monotony of life...even to kiss these crosses for love of you.

22 posted on 03/29/2002 8:26:25 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
You have a Blessed Easter too father.. In the meantime we must be aware the censors are among us..and that is not good for any of us..remember the poem " first they came for the Jews....." The heavy hand of the censor will dry up many things

Happy Easter to all here.....and I too will be praying for life!

23 posted on 03/29/2002 8:29:11 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when he fell beneath his cross?

III
JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: It was our infirmities that he bore, our sufferings that he endured... He was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins (Is 53:4, 5).

All: Your journey has but begun, yet already the cross crushes your weakened body to the ground. What shame to fall before so great a crowd. What shame when I fall before so great a God.

I sometimes become discouraged with my weaknesses: my anger, laziness, pride; my irrational desires for sex, food, drink, money, constant stimulation.

Let the sight of you struggling to your feet under the blows and kicks of the soldiers inspire me to get up when I fall, to return to your forgiving, merciful heart.

Make me aware of my weaknesses, that your power may rest upon me, and enable me to rise again to penitent, but confident, discipleship.

24 posted on 03/29/2002 8:30:38 PM PST by Salvation
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To: MarMema; history_matters
I'm also praying for the protection of Arab Christians in the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq.

This is so important. Please remind others of the Arab Christians in the Holy Land who are in such danger on every side. They are our brothers and sisters, and we need to pray for the Blessed Trinity to send hosts of angels to their aid. I am getting all sorts of reports this morning that are very distressing. Let us especially pray for all who lead Christians in the Holy Land -- especially the Patriarchs in Jerusalem and Damascus.

25 posted on 03/29/2002 8:31:28 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when sweet Mary faced her Son?

IV
JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: Can a mother forget her infant, be without compassion for the child of her womb? (Is 49:15)

All:

It is one thing to endure taunts and ridicule, to be treated like a common criminal, to be driven like an animal to execution. But, now, for your mother to see this...? You are devastated that Mary must suffer this, but consoled by her loving glance. Mary is the perfect symbol of the Father's mercy and tenderness.

For thirty-three years Mary has known you would be the suffering servant of Isaiah. Simeon kept fresh in her mind the wound her heart would this day suffer. Now the sword pierces surely, deeply, as she gazes on you, her disfigured Son.

As we travel along this disciple's road, struggling to bear our own heavy load, remind us to look to Mary as our own mother, for comfort, consolation, encouragement; not for her to lift our cross, but to sweeten it with a mother's love.

26 posted on 03/29/2002 8:33:00 PM PST by Salvation
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To: proud2bRC
I have an e-mail this morning from a religious confrere near Mount Thabor. They are going to pray the Rosary for Life all day until the Easter Vigil tonight.

I offer the Lord every beat of my heart as a prayer to end the holocaust of abortion.

27 posted on 03/29/2002 8:37:53 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when they forced a stranger's help?

V
SIMON HELPS JESUS

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink... sick and you visited me... Whatsoever you did for the least of my brothers you did for me" (Mt 25:35, 36, 40).

All: Simon, drawn by the noisy crowd, complains at having to share your burden: "Why should I share in the cross of a criminal?" Then something happens to change his heart. Do you show him God himself in your blood-stained eyes? Yes, and then, the cross could not be torn from him.

Gentle Lord, help us to see your heart within the least of your brothers when we are tempted to ask ourselves "Why should I clothe, shelter, feed, give drink to the poor?... Why visit the sick, imprisoned?...Why show respect for the dead, their loved ones? Why protect the unborn, the aged, oppressed?

Lord, help us to see it is you we serve in all these your brothers and sisters in need, as we live out our noble call to discipleship.

28 posted on 03/29/2002 8:38:12 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when the woman wiped his face?

VI
VERONICA WIPES JESUS' FACE

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: Praised be the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Father of mercies and the God of all consolation. He comforts us in all our afflictions and thus enables us to comfort those who are in trouble with the same consolation we have received from him (2 Cor 1:3, 4).

All: Veronica comes to wipe your blood-stained face. Never to be outdone in generosity, you leave the imprint of your face on her veil.

Help us to see that same face as today we comfort those in sorrow, counsel those who doubt the faith, confront sinners, gently, firmly, teach others your way; while we patiently bear injustices received, forgive all injuries, and pray for those living and dead.

And, when we have done these things for you, impress your image on our souls that we, your disciples, might go forth and show your face to the world.

29 posted on 03/29/2002 8:41:34 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when he fell a second time?

VII
JESUS FALLS A SECOND TIME

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: Come to me, you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest... for my yoke is easy, and my burden light. (Mt 11:28, 30)

All: Even with Simon's help your cross weighs heavily on your bleeding shoulder, worn raw by the beam. The soldiers kick and whip and spit upon you. How much humiliation will you bear for us?

As we fall repeatedly into sin beneath our same recurring weaknesses, anger, pride, laziness, self-indulgence, may your perseverance in your falls turn our discouragement into hope, our back-sliding into resolve, and our weakness into strength, that we might rise again by your life within us, to live in and for you.

Help us to remember that discipleship is not perfection, but perseverance; and that the difference between a saint and sinner is: a saint is a sinner who never stopped trying.

30 posted on 03/29/2002 8:44:06 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when the women wept for him?

VIII
JESUS SPEAKS TO THE WOMEN

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children as a hen gathers her young beneath her wings, and you would not!(Lk 13:34,35).

All: The Jerusalem women weep at your suffering, yet you turn their concern to their children; to look beyond your suffering to the sin which caused it: your rejection by man. These well-meaning women, do they symbolize those who try to ease the suffering and misery of our world, but care little about the sin behind that suffering?

Inspire us to work for the liberation of souls from the bondage of sin and selfishness as the primary way to alleviate world suffering. And may we never try to solve the ills of this world merely by social action, but rather, pray as if everything depends on God, and work as if everything depends on us.

As disciples may we weep not so much for you as for those who have rejected you.

31 posted on 03/29/2002 8:48:03 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when a third time he fell down?

IX
JESUS FALLS A THIRD TIME

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: Rejoice in your hope, be patient under trial, persevere in prayer (Rom 12:12).

All: You lift your eyes momentarily from the road to see the top of Calvary, and, tripping on a rock, you fall again. You were so close, yet now you are so many kicks, so many insults, so many scourges from your goal. How easy for us, once we have travelled with you for a time to turn our eyes from the road which got us here: prayer and sacrifice; and to see our progress in the spiritual life as the result of our own efforts.

If we do, Lord, bring us down, that we might remember your words: "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who lives in me and I in him will produce abundantly, ...apart from me you can do nothing" (Jn 15:5).

May we see every fall as your precious invitation to draw us back to humble, prayerful discipleship.

32 posted on 03/29/2002 8:50:41 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when they stripped him of his clothes?

X
JESUS IS STRIPPED

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: Though he was in the form of God, Jesus did not deem equality with God something to cling to. Rather he emptied himself and took the form of a slave, being born in the likeness of men. He was known to be of human estate, thus humbling himself, becoming obedient even onto death, death on a cross! (Phil 2:6-8)

All: As you were willing to be stripped of your clothes so may we be willing to be stripped of our honors, our accomplishments, our possessions, even our wills. Fill us with the spirit of St Francis, that we might see ourselves as the servant of everyone we meet, that we might seek the last place in all things, and we might live the simplicity of Lady Poverty, for love of you.

Make us indifferent to all that this world has to offer, so as to be living witnesses to the world that, for your disciples, you are enough.

33 posted on 03/29/2002 8:53:46 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when they nailed him to the cross?

XI
JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: I tell you solemnly: as a young man you fastened your belt and went about as you pleased; but when you are older you will stretch out your hands, and another will tie you fast and take you where you do not wish to go (Jn 21:18).

All: They nail you hands and feet to the cross, to the instrument of our salvation, the instrument of your Messianic fulfillment. This is the paradox of the Christian life: by surrendering our freedom, by binding ourselves to you, we become free from sin, selfishness, error, free to be fulfilled in your enduring love.

May the sight of you being bound to the cross, your "glory" (Jn 12:23), inspire us to see the glory of our own commitments: to meditative prayer, to a sacramental life, to Sunday worship; to marriage or religious vows, to children, to friends, to a life of virtue, ...to the sweet bondage of discipleship.

34 posted on 03/29/2002 8:56:02 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when he bowed his head and died?

XII
JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: One of the criminals... blasphemed him... But the other rebuked the first: "Have you no fear of God... We deserve it, after all... Jesus, remember me in your kingdom." "...this day you will be... in paradise." (Lk 23:39-43)

Jesus, seeing his mother there with the disciple he loved... said to him, "Behold your mother." (Jn 19:26, 27).

Then, Jesus uttered a loud cry and said, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." And, having said this, he expired.(Lk 23:46)

[All kneel for a moment of silent prayer.]

All: We have seen the two responses to suffering: blasphemous complaining, or penitent prayer for mercy. May our response be the latter, that of Dismas: to gaze upon your crucified body, to forget our own suffering, confess our sins, and receive your pardon, peace, and hope. And, may we, as your "beloved disciples," heed your dying request: "Behold your mother," that by Mary's guidance, example and prayers, we too might come to say--now, and in death--Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."

35 posted on 03/29/2002 8:59:57 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when they took him from the cross?

XIII
JESUS IS TAKEN FROM THE CROSS

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: I say to you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body and can do no more...Fear him who has power to cast into hell once he has killed... ...whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God. (Lk 12:4, 5, 8, 9)

All:

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, inspired by your crucifixion and death to put aside their fear of the Jews, now give public witness to their love for you. They place your body in the arms of your mother weeping--not tears of devastation, but tears like the gentle shower after a storm, anticipating the blossoming of new life.

May the sight of your limp body, totally spent for us, unlock the courage in our hearts to ignore all human respect and give bold witness to our discipleship with you.

36 posted on 03/29/2002 9:03:52 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

XIV
JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB

Priest: We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

All: (Genuflecting) Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Priest: I solemnly assure you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains just a grain. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world will preserve it into eternal life. (Jn 12:24, 25).

All: This grain of wheat, you, Lord, have died. Your body is placed in the earth, soon to bear magnificent fruit. We too must die if we would bear fruit: die to our self-indulgence; die to living merely by feelings, rather than by reason informed by faith; die even to our own wills, so as to live the virtue this world hates: obedience... Obedience to you, your Church, our superiors.

As disciples, intent on bearing fruit, may we so bury our wills in yours to be able to say joyfully, easily, promptly, in all things, "Thy will be done."

37 posted on 03/29/2002 9:06:41 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
Concluding thoughts:

Were you there when he rose up from the dead?

THE RESURRECTION

Priest: Then I saw new heavens and a new earth; the former heavens and the former earth had passed away... And I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, adorned as a bride, prepared to meet her husband. (Rv 21:1, 2)

All: As the many grains of wheat are crushed yet come to life in the Eucharist, so you Lord, crushed for our sins, come to life in the resurrection. In your Easter victory you bring joy from sorrow, success from failure, victory from defeat, Life from death, endured for you. May we never separate the cross from the resurrection; and may we never forget the joy of the New Jerusalem toward which we journey in this valley of tears, where we will be no longer just your disciples, but your spouse in an eternal marriage with our God.

38 posted on 03/29/2002 9:09:16 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
A Disciple's Way of the Cross © 1989 Rev T. G. Morrow

If you want to download this version of The Way of the Cross.

May God bless all of you on this Good Friday.
Salvation

39 posted on 03/29/2002 9:13:39 PM PST by Salvation
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To: father_elijah
The Holy Rosary, my weapon of choice in the battle against evil.

BUMP!!

40 posted on 03/29/2002 9:23:07 PM PST by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: GenXFreedomFighter
Rosary volley BUMP!
41 posted on 03/30/2002 3:44:06 AM PST by father_elijah
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To: father_elijah;*SASU
* In 1995 the U.S. House voted (288-139) to ban partial-birth abortion: This is a Nazi-like procedure whereby a baby is delivered feet first all the way up to his neck. With the head almost protruding from the vaginal opening, an abortionist punctures the back of the baby’s skull with pliers and removes the baby’s brains. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a liberal Democrat from New York (now retired) who backs contraception and abortion, has called the partial-birth abortion “procedure” close to “infanticide.” He does not support it. Nonetheless, in that House vote on Nov. 1, 1995, at least 26 “Catholic” representatives voted in favor of partial-birth abortion. They were:

Rep. Ed Pastor (D
Rep. John Baldacci (D
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D
Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D
Rep. Tom Miller (D
Rep. Edward Markey (D
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D
Rep. Marty Meehan (D
Rep. Pat Schroeder (D
Rep. Bill Luther (D
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D
Rep. Bruce Vento (D
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D
Rep. William Clay (D
Rep. Lane Evans (D
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D
Rep. Robert Menendez (D
Rep. Peter Viclosly (D
Rep. Frank Pallone (D
Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R
Rep. Rick Defazio (D
Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D
Rep. William Coyne (D
Rep. Charles Rangel (D
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D
Rep. Jose Serrano (D

Then, on Dec. 7, 1995, the U.S. Senate voted (54-44) to ban partial-birth abortions. At least eight “Catholic” senators voted against the ban and, thus, in favor of partial-birth abortions. They were:

Sen. Thomas Daschle (D-SD), now Senate Majority Leader
Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.)
Sen. Thomas Harkin (D-Iowa)
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.)
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Sen. Barbara Milkulski (D-Md.)
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

The following Catholic senators also have voted in favor of partial-birth abortion:

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.)
Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.)—retired

Based on their votes—and their long-standing public support for abortion and “family planning”—the Catholic congressmen above are objectively guilty of a “moral evil” and have been, objectively, excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

42 posted on 03/30/2002 4:21:40 AM PST by Khepera
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To: Khepera
Interesting list. Thanks. Part of our Catholic duty is to speak out to the community about such deeds.
43 posted on 03/30/2002 8:00:33 AM PST by Salvation
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To: All

Pray for the Holy Father!

44 posted on 03/30/2002 8:02:25 AM PST by history_matters
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To: Salvation
I wanted to thank you for posting the Way of the Cross and the links. Stations of the Cross were an essential part of my Episcopalian childhood, and now that I am betwixt and between it is spiritually comforting to have a resource online -- and to know I am praying the Stations with others who dearly love Our Lord and grieve for Our Lady's pain and suffering while watching her Son's crucifixion.
45 posted on 03/30/2002 5:35:45 PM PST by OxfordMovement
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To: OxfordMovement
You are welcome! It is a beautiful prayer and really does not tale that long to pray.
46 posted on 03/31/2002 7:47:14 PM PST by Salvation
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To: Khepera

SEEING this list really makes it clear how warped some ‘Catholics’ have become. It also makes it clear how much influence they have had to promote abortion in this nation.

Imagine the the GOOD they could do, if they were really living their faith....


47 posted on 04/10/2009 5:28:06 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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