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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-17-14, Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass

    04/16/2014 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 17, 2014 | Chrism MassHoly ThursdayChrism Mass    Reading 1 Is 61:1-3a, 6a,  8b-9 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly,to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,To announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God,to comfort all who mourn;To place on those who mourn in Ziona diadem instead of ashes,To give them oil of gladness in place of mourning,a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit. You yourselves...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANOINTING, 08-08-12

    08/08/2012 9:35:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-08-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ANOINTING Literally the pouring of oil on someone or some thing in a religious ceremony. Its biblical purpose was to make sacred the object anointed. Thus kings were anointed (I Samuel 10:1), priests (Exodus 28:41), and prophets (I Kings 19:16). The reference to anointing in the New Testament as a sacred rite pertains to the sacrament of anointing the sick, but the verb here used (James 5:14), aleipho, is unique. It therefore has a different meaning from "to make sacred," as elsewhere in the Bible. In the Catholic Church, holy oils are used in the administration...
  • 3 Oils Express 3 Dimensions of Life, Says Pope [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/22/2011 9:48:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | APRIL 21, 2011 | Zenit.org
    3 Oils Express 3 Dimensions of Life, Says Pope Calls Faithful to "Always Remain Catechumens" VATICAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2011 (Zenit.org).- At this morning's Chrism Mass, Benedict XVI reflected on the three dimensions of Christian life expressed in the three oils that are blessed in the liturgy. The Pope celebrated the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, blessing the oil of catechumens, the oil for anointing the sick and the sacred chrism. Speaking of the oil of catechumens, he said it "indicates a first way of being touched by Christ and by his Spirit [...] which takes place even prior to...
  • RITES OF THE BLESSING OF OILS [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/20/2011 8:36:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    PrayerBook.com ^ | not given | PrayerBook.com
    RITES OF THE BLESSING OF OILSConsecrating the Chrism INTRODUCTION 1. The bishop is to be considered as the high priest of his flock. The life in Christ of his faithful is in some way derived and dependent upon the bishop. The chrism Mass is one of the principal expressions of the fullness of the bishops priesthood and signifies the close unity of the priests with him. During the Mass, which he concelebrates with priests from various sections of the diocese, the bishop consecrates the chrism and blesses the other oils. The newly baptized are anointed and confirmed with the chrism...
  • THE HOLY OILS [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/20/2011 8:29:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    AwakenToPrayer.org ^ | 04-20-11 | AwakenToPrayer.org
    THE HOLY OILS The Symbolism of Oil. The Oil of Catechumens The Holy Chrism. The Oil of the Sick. Ancient Practices. The Holy Oils in Our Churches. "A SERVICE of great solemnity and beauty takes place in every cathedral church [at the chrism mass] each year. The Bishop blesses the oils which are to be used during the ensuing year in the administration of the Sacraments, as well as in various consecrations and blessings of persons and things.The ceremony of the Blessing of the Oils is full of significant symbolism. It requires the presence of a large number of the...
  • Being Catholic: Sacred Things, Holy Oils

    04/07/2007 4:22:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 1,714+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not available | Fisheaters.com
    Holy Oils Exodus 30:22-25 "And the Lord spoke to Moses, Saying: Take spices, of principal and chosen myrrh five hundred sicles, and of cinnamon half so much, that is, two hundred and fifty sicles, of calamus in like manner two hundred and fifty. And of cassia five hundred sicles by the weight of the sanctuary, of oil of olives the measure hin: And thou shalt make the holy oil of unction, an ointment compounded after the art of the perfumer..." James 5:14 "Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church, and let them...
  • Pope, on Holy Thursday, reminds priests to be pure

    04/05/2007 12:28:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2007
    Pope Benedict, starting four days of hectic activity leading up to Easter, said on Thursday priests should recognize the faults in their own lives and seek purity from God. The Pope made his comments at a "Mass of the Chrism" in St Peter's Basilica during which oils that will be used in Church sacraments were blessed.Holy Thursday is the day the Church commemorates Christ's founding of the priesthood with his apostles and institution of the mass."When we approach the liturgy to act in the person of Christ, we realize how far we are from Him and how much filth exists...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-05-07, Chrism Mass during the Day

    04/05/2007 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 307+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-05-06 | New American Bible
    April 5, 2007 Holy ThursdayChrism Mass Psalm: Thursday 12 Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly,to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,To announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God,to comfort all who mourn;To place on those who mourn in Ziona diadem instead of ashes,To give them oil of gladness in place of mourning,a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit....
  • Pope Honors Priest Shot to Death in Turkey

    04/13/2006 8:10:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 133+ views
    AP ^ | April 13, 2006 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Benedict XVI recalled the sacrifice of a cleric slain in Turkey as the pontiff on Thursday celebrated a Holy Week Mass dedicated to priests.In his homily, Benedict read a letter written by the Rev. Andrea Santoro in which the Italian prelate spoke of his willingness to offer his own body for the sake of preaching Catholicism in largely Muslim Turkey.Santoro, 60, was shot and killed Feb. 5 while he prayed in his parish in the Black Sea city of Trabzon. Witnesses said the killer, a 16-year-old boy, screamed "Allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is great," before firing two bullets...
  • We Will Relive the Passion, Death and Resurrection

    04/12/2006 8:15:45 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies · 544+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | April 12, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    On the Easter Triduum "We Will Relive the Passion, Death and Resurrection" VATICAN CITY, APRIL 12, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, which he dedicated to explain the meaning of the Easter triduum. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: Tomorrow the Easter triduum begins, which is the fulcrum of the whole liturgical year. Aided by the sacred rites of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the solemn Easter Vigil, we will relive the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord. They are propitious days to reawaken in us a more intense desire...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-24-05, Holy Thursday, Chrism Mass

    03/24/2005 7:34:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies · 269+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-24-05 | New American Bible
    March 24, 2005Chrism Mass Psalm: Thursday 15 Reading IIs 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly,to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,To announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God,to comfort all who mourn;To place on those who mourn in Ziona diadem instead of ashes,To give them oil of gladness in place of mourning,a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit. You yourselves shall be named priests...
  • Catholic Caucus: Mass Readings, Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, 4-8-2004

    04/08/2004 7:26:48 AM PDT · by Desdemona · 4 replies · 172+ views
    USCCB ^ | April 8, 2004 | USCCB
    April 8, 2004 Chrism Mass Psalm: Thursday 17 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading I Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, To announce a year of favor from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God, to comfort all who mourn; To place on those who mourn in Zion a diadem instead of ashes, To give them...
  • RCIA and Holy Saturday

    04/19/2003 11:00:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 773+ views
    USCCB.org ^ | 2002 | USCCB
    Q&A - RCIA and Holy Saturday On Holy Saturday, April 11, the Catholic Church in the United States will receive tens of thousands of men and women in the Church. Parishes welcome these new members through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and a ceremony bringing men and women into full communion with the Catholic Church. Listed here are some questions and answers related to these events. What is the RCIA? The RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes...
  • Catholic Caucus: Maundy (Holy) Thursday

    04/17/2003 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 388+ views
    NewAdvent.org ^ | n/a | New Advent
    Maundy Thursday The feast of Maundy (or Holy) Thursday solemnly commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and is the oldest of the observances peculiar to Holy Week. In Rome various accessory ceremonies were early added to this commemoration, namely the consecration of the holy oils and the reconciliation of penitents, ceremonies obviously practical in character and readily explained by the proximity of the Christian Easter and the necessity of preparing for it. Holy Thursday could not but be a day of liturgical reunion since, in the cycle of movable feasts, it brings around the anniversary of the institution of the...