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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-14, SOL, Monday in the Octave of Easter

    04/20/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 21, 2014Monday in the Octave of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 2:14, 22-33 On the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up with the Eleven,raised his voice, and proclaimed:“You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.Let this be known to you, and listen to my words. “You who are children of Israel, hear these words.Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by Godwith mighty deeds, wonders, and signs,which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God,you killed, using lawless men...
  • 'The Lord is waiting' Pope baptizes 10 at Easter Vigil

    'The Lord is waiting'Pope baptizes 10 at Easter Vigil Catholic.net photoPope Francis enters a darkened St. Peter Basilica carrying a lone candle. Homily of Pope Francis, Easter Vigil The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath. They go to the tomb to honour the body of the Lord, but they find it open and empty. A mighty angel says to them: "Do not be afraid!" (Mt 28:5) and orders them to go and tell the disciples: "He has been raised from...
  • Don Francisco - "He's Alive"

    04/20/2014 5:32:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 20, 2014 | Don Francisco
    A Good And Blessed Happy Easter! Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed!
  • Obama Easter Address...Islam Teaches Us To Love Our Neighbors As Ourselves just like Christianity...

    04/20/2014 5:27:05 PM PDT · by rottndog · 103 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-20-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Another bizarre Obama holiday address In his Easter Address this year Barack Obama reminds us that the great religions, including Islam, teach us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. From the White House website: Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning For me, and for countless other Christians, Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. We remember the grace of an awesome God, who loves us so deeply that He gave us his only Son, so that we might live through Him. We recall all that Jesus endured for...
  • This Easter a growing number of Catholic converts are joining the flock

    04/20/2014 7:48:46 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 55 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2014 | Lilly Fowler
    FARMINGTON, Mo. It is a special Easter for Wilma Whitworth, who is undergoing a spiritual rebirth, just a week before her 78th birthday. Whitworth is celebrating her first day as a full-fledged Catholic this holiday. And shes doing so in a largely Protestant town that is undergoing a kind of Catholic revival. St. Joseph Catholic Church, or St. Joes as the locals call it, has had 24 children and adults, ages 7 and above, convert to the faith in the past year. There is no one answer for the rise in Catholic conversion in this town of 17,000 an...
  • Obama Uses Easter Address to Remind Us That Islam Teaches Us to Love Our Neighbors

    04/20/2014 3:37:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 83 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | april 20, 2014 | jim hoft
    For me, and for countless other Christians, Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. We remember the grace of an awesome God, who loves us so deeply that He gave us his only Son, so that we might live through Him. We recall all that Jesus endured for us the scorn of the crowds, the agony of the cross all so that we might be forgiven our sins and granted everlasting life. And we recommit ourselves to following His example, to love and serve one another, particularly the least of these among us, just as...
  • A Look at Balancing Easter's Meaning With Commercialism

    04/20/2014 1:31:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Aiken Standard ^ | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Derrek Asberry
    Commercialism versus true meaning has been an ongoing battle for years when it comes to religious holidays, and Easter is no exception. In the eyes of many, chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts are much too recognized in the place of a sunrise service on Easter morning ... especially when it comes to children who may be easily influenced by commercialism. So, is there enough room to balance the commercial aspect and biblical meaning behind Easter? The Aiken Standard posed this question to pastors and Christian leaders in the local community. Battling the distractions For the Rev. Douglas Slaughter, pastor...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Big Fisherman"(1959)

    04/20/2014 12:47:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | Frank Borzage
  • Butter Lambs Are Polish Easter Tradition

    04/20/2014 12:31:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Daily Gazetter ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Karen Bjornland
    "Do you have any butter lambs? When I called the Schenectady meat store, the woman who answered knew exactly what I wanted. We dont have them, but my sister gets them in Utica, she said. I called another store, this time in Niskayuna, and was referred to the manager. Come again? he said. Im not sure what that is. The butter lamb is an Easter tradition for Polish-Americans, and since the Middle Ages, the lamb has been a symbol for Jesus Christ. A small block of butter, molded into the shape of a seated sheep, is put into a basket...
  • What's Your Easter Tradition?

    04/20/2014 12:19:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WTVA ^ | 4/18 | Jessica Albert
    People in North Mississippi prepared for Easter on Good Friday. "[We're] shopping for the kids, making sure the kids have their Easter dresses," Tupelo resident Andre Johnson said. The Mall at Barnes Crossing was the place to be Friday. Many start their holiday weekend by searching for not just any outfit, but a special Easter look. "Something that looks like spring and doesn't look like it's going to rain outside," Fulton resident Judy McFadden said. "Something bright and cheery." Painting and hunting Easter eggs is also on the top of the list. "I like to draw and stuff, so that's...
  • Five British Easter Traditions That Will Surprise Americans

    04/20/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    BBC America ^ | April 16th, 2014 | Fraser McAlpine
    Tradition is the simple matter of doing something once because its the right thing to do, and then doing it again (and again) for no good reason at all. And traditions that have withstood the warping effects of hundreds of passing years are even harder to explain than those with a clear mandate from the recent past. The British Isles are riddled with traditions like these, especially around Easter, when superstitions around crops and growth get muddled up with Christian imagery and a sudden glut of rabbits and eggs. Some of them are eccentric, some are downright dangerous, but to...
  • For Orthodox Christians, Red Eggs Embody the Meaning of Easter

    04/20/2014 12:02:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 20, 2014 | Jonathan Pitts
    Tradition that goes back centuries is kept alive by faithfulOn Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning? Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly beans. Wal-Mart sells more than 500 types of Easter confection, including unicorn- and space alien-themed baskets. Just a few of them allude to Christianity. How does eating a package of Peeps recall the man Christians believe redeemed the world by rising from the dead nearly 2,000 years...
  • Two for Easter

    04/20/2014 11:13:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
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    I'm not a Christian but nearly all my friends are Christians and I have great respect for them. There are two stories that have been circulating around the Internet for years. I'd like to dedicate these to my Christian friends. Three Trees Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty." Then the second tree...
  • President Reagans Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover

    04/20/2014 11:11:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 4/20/14 | Dylan
    President Reagans Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover on April 2, 1983. Reagan talks about freedom and tyranny. I bet Obamas on the golf course.
  • The Shroud of Turin

    04/20/2014 9:56:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 43 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/20/ 14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Our Lord is risen. Our God lives. The Shroud of Turin is speaking to all Christians now more than at any other time in our current history when so many of our religious freedoms are under attack by the US government. John C. Iannone is a Catholic writer and lecturer who is traveling throughout the South during our pre- Easter preparations to bring the story of the holy Shroud to us. One can only marvel at what this holy garment reveals to us about the suffering Jesus went through to be one of us and to suffer in such horrible...
  • Easter Sunday 2014

    04/20/2014 8:18:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-20-2014 | MOTUS
    A Happy and Blessed Easter to all of MOTUS Christian friends, along with anyone else who cares to reflect on the life of Christ. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. - Matthew 28:6 I hope you all take the time to relax, reflect and forget all the troubles in the world on this, the most sacred day of the Christian calendar. After church Im on kitchen duty today in my little bunker, assigned to baking the Easter Ham, making the lemon tarts and laying out the Peeps,...
  • Ever wondered what happened between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday? Where did Jesus go?

    So I am writing this on Easter Saturday. We celebrated the death of Jesus yesterday at our Good Friday services and on Sunday we will celebrate his resurrection . So what happened between Friday and Sunday? Ever Wondered.Well here is what I see in scripture happened. First a little context.Recently I was preaching on types of Christ and I came across this scripture and it troubled meMatt 12:40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the...
  • The Resurrection: The Best News Ever in a World Filled with Bad News

    04/20/2014 7:07:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/20/2014 | Michael Youssaf
    Much of the world will be celebrating Easter this week. Unfortunately, in the West, secular humanism has relegated the Christian Easter to mere Easter bunnies and Easter eggs. That degeneration can be closely linked to Western societys replacement of thinking with feeling. We have replaced the thermostat with the thermometer. We have given up on rigorous intellectual debate of facts and irrefutable truth and replaced it with thats fine if thats how you feel about it. Perhaps the trend is no clearer than when the mediaand consequently, the man on the streetexpresses an opinion on the resurrection of Jesus Christ....
  • Happy Easter to all.

    04/20/2014 7:04:06 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 9 replies
    Missale Romanun | 20 April 2014 | Me
    Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia! Introit, Easter Sunday.
  • Is the Resurrection a Reality to You? - Hes Alive for EVERMORE!

    04/20/2014 4:29:55 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/20/14
    This Easter many will go through the robotic motions of celebrating Easter without any possession of the REALITY of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. They will gather with loved ones, family and friends to color Easter eggs; have Easter egg hunts; eat baked ham, candy and fine desserts; maybe watch a sporting event and perhaps even attend church for the first time since Christmas. This tragically happens every year in a never-ending cycle of tradition and hypocrisy. Oh my friend, what is truly needed this Easter is a dose of the heavenly reality of Christs triumphant resurrection...
  • "Amen" (Sermon for Easter Day, on the Lord's Prayer and 2 Corinthians 1:18-22)

    04/19/2014 11:17:41 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 20, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Amen (The Lords Prayer; 2 Corinthians 1:18-22)Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) Yes, Alleluia of course is the word of the day for Easter Day. Weve been saving it up all Lent, and now today we finally get to let it loose. And what a day to do so! Our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead on this day, winning the victory for us over death and the grave. If that doesnt elicit an Alleluia, I dont know what will. Alleluia is a Hebrew word originally, and it means Praise ye the Lord. And praise is...
  • Putin Attends Easter Services in Moscow

    04/19/2014 7:25:59 PM PDT · by No One Special · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 20, 2014 | Youtube
    Along with Medvedev and his wife.
  • Four Immediate Results of the Death of Jesus on the Cross, according to Matthew

    04/19/2014 3:35:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/18/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Bringing our consideration of certain texts from the Matthean Passion Narrative to an end, lets conclude with the immediate aftermath of Jesus Death and see what it has to teach us. There are essentially four immediate results that are described of Jesus death, and while they are historical happenings, they also signal deeper spiritual truths. Lets observe the text and consider the four results, each in turn.And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-20-14, SOL, The Resurrection of the Lord

    04/19/2014 9:20:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 20, 2014The Resurrection of the LordThe Mass of Easter Sunday    Reading 1 Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter proceeded to speak and said:“You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptismthat John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazarethwith the Holy Spirit and power.He went about doing goodand healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.We are witnesses of all that he didboth in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.This man God raised on the third day and...
  • Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

    04/19/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 46 replies
    WNCT 9 ^ | 4/18/2014 | Staff Writers
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got worse over the past week, but could never pinpoint the source. On Wednesday, however, while hunting for Easter eggs with her three-year-old, she noticed something with a pair of feet clad in tennis shoes in the crawl space under her deck. She explained that the odor wasn't consistent nor strong; she only smelled it off and on until it got so bad she decided...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Easter Sunday ~ HE IS RISEN! ~ 20 April 2014

    04/19/2014 5:01:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    John 20:1-10 (KJV) 1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did out run Peter, and came first to...
  • WATCH: Bono's Unexpected Response to 'Who Is Jesus?' Question

    04/17/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 561 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 31 March 14 | Charisma News Staff
    U2 frontman Bono talks about his faith and answers the question "Who is Jesus?" in the video below. Click play to watch. Link Here with Video (2 mins 46 secs)
  • Get ready for Easter with these 11 funny graphics and memes

    04/19/2014 2:14:26 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Don't worry, the REAL easter graphics are being saved for Sunday...
  • A poem for Holy Saturday (brought an unexpected tear to my eye)

    04/19/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Sr. Mary Ada | April 19, 2014 | Sister Mary Ada, OSJ
    Limbo by Sister Mary Ada, OSJ The ancient grayness shifted Suddenly and thinned Like mist upon the moors Before a wind. An old, old prophet lifted A shining face and said: He will be coming soon. The Son of God is dead; He died this afternoon. A murmurous excitement stirred All souls. They wondered if they dreamed Save one old man who seemed Not even to have heard. And Moses, standing, Hushed them all to ask If any had a welcome song prepared. If not, would David take the task? And if they cared Could not the three young...
  • Al Sharpton Goes There: Makes Easter Message About Crucifixion and Resurrection of OBAMA

    04/19/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-19-2014 | Warren Seale
    by Warren Seale| Top Right News Unreal. On the Tom Joyner Show on Wednesday, Rev. Al Sharpton spoke about the meaning of Easter: I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you dont lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.
  • Easter or Earth Day?

    04/19/2014 5:32:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 4/19/2014 | Patrice Lewis
    As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord this weekend, I thought Id pause for a moment and examine how we give honor (ahem) to Mother Earth. After all, in the eyes of some people, Earth Day (April 22) supersedes Easter (April 20) in importance, significance and even worship. I mean no disrespect, of course. But many readers are already familiar with our Christian faith. What they may be less familiar is how we (cough) honor Gaia. You see, green living has come to be associated with Gaia worship. To the annoyance of the enviro-nuts, my family lives a remarkably...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-19-14, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil-Holy Night of Easter

    04/18/2014 10:18:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 19, 2014Holy SaturdayAt the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter    Reading 1 Gn 1:1-2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,“Let there be light,” and there was light.God saw how good the light was.God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”Thus evening came, and morning followed—the first day. Then God said,“Let there be a dome in the middle of...
  • The only chocolate bunny you'll never want in your Easter basket

    04/18/2014 3:22:17 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • 7 Great graphics and memes to help celebrate Good Friday

    04/18/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Hundreds of Get Well Cards Headed to Justina Pelletier After Parents Denied Easter Visit

    04/18/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Her parents may have been denied a chance to visit Justina Pelletier on Easter Sunday, but that hasnt stopped hundreds of supporters from sending the teenager Get Well cards. Justina is the sick teenager who state officials wrongfully took custody of away from her parents. The family will not be allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well. justinapelletier11Today, her sister Jennifer will join her parents for their scheduled weekly visit with Justina. Jennifer will attempt to hand...
  • Journey to Easter: Pretzels

    04/18/2014 2:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arizona Star ^ | Ann Brown
    That pretzel you're munching is not only an ideal accompaniment to a beer, it has a connection with Lent that dates back to the fourth century. In the Roman Empire, the faithful kept a strict fast all through Lent: no milk, no butter, no cheese, no eggs, no cream and no meat, according to CatholicCulture.com Ancient Romans made small breads of water, flour and salt, as a reminder that Lent was a time of prayer. The breads the first pretzel-like breads were shaped to form crossed arms to symbolize prayer, as praying was done with arms crossed their...
  • Basket Cheese Is an 85-Year-Old Tradition for Local Company

    04/18/2014 2:11:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter ^ | April 17, 201 | Gretchen McKay
    Easter often is associated with the candy aisle, and its tempting display of rainbow-hued jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and bright-yellow marshmallow Peeps. For an 85-year-old cheese company in Verona, the 40-day Lenten season is punctuated not by sweets but by an unusual cheese product that for two days each week leading up to Easter puts its small staff into curd-making overdrive. And no, it's not the ricotta on which the family has built its name over three generations. It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember...
  • "The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View"

    04/18/2014 6:56:08 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 27 replies
    Arizona Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1965 ^ | March 1965 | C. Truman Davis, M.D.
    The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View C. Truman Davis, M.D., M.S., Arizona Medicine Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1965 In this paper, I shall discuss some of the physical aspects of the passion, or suffering, of Jesus Christ. We shall follow Him from Gethsemane through His trial, His scourging, His path along the Via Dolorosa, to His last dying hours on the cross. I became interested in this about a year ago when I read an account of the crucifixion in Jim Bishop's book, THE DAY CHRIST DIED. I suddenly realized that I had taken the...
  • Colourful Holy Week carpet made entirely of sawdust and flowers declared a World Record..

    04/18/2014 6:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    They are the colourful carpets used to coat the streets of Guatemala's cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions. And this year the strongly Catholic country has a new reason to celebrate - it has been recognised by Guinness World Records for producing the longest sawdust carpet in the world. Using 5,000 volunteers to create it, as well as 54 tonnes of sawdust, the record-breaking carpet measure a whopping 6,600ft - more than 2,000ft longer than the previous record holder.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/18/2014 5:38:39 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 75 replies
    One Easter a priest and a taxi driver both died and went to heaven. St. Peter was at the Pearly gates waiting for them.'Come with me,' said St. Peter to the taxi driver.The taxi driver did as he was told and followed St Peter to a mansion. It had everything you could imagine from a bowling alley to an Olympic size pool.'Oh my word, thank you,' said the taxi driver.Next, St. Peter led the priest to a rough old shack with a bunk bed and a little old television set.'Wait, I think you are a little mixed up,' said the...
  • Cuba Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

    04/17/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/15/14
    Cuba has now made Good Friday an official national holiday after restoring that Catholic feast as an "exceptional" measure when Pope Benedict XVI visited the island in 2012. The new Labor Code, passed by the National Assembly in December, established Good Friday as a holiday "every year," Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday.
  • Passion of Christ Play Banned in Oxford after Councillor Mistakes it for Sex Show

    04/17/2014 3:40:39 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 15 replies
    Brietbart - London ^ | April 17, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    A re-enactment of Christ's crucifixion that was due to take place on the streets of Oxford had to be cancelled after an official thought that "Passion play" meant "Sex show". The traditional play, organised by St Stephen's House theological college and St Mary and St John Church, involves a re-enactment of the trial and crucifixion of Christ in which actors playing Jesus, Mary, Pontius Pilate and Roman Soldiers would have paraded through the streets of the ancient university city.
  • Easter Hope---Based on Facts of History

    04/17/2014 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Jesus sells. Thats why they have cover stories on Him in magazines and TV specials, even if some of them offer strange theories to try to explain away things like the original Easter. Ill never forget the evolution of a famous TV newsman, the late Peter Jennings, the anchor ABCs nightly news broadcasts. In 2000, Jennings hosted a special, The Search for Jesus. He never found Him because he relied almost entirely on liberal Bible scholars who dismissed the reliability of the Gospel accounts. The special, though well done, needlessly cast doubt on all the basics about Jesus. But in...
  • Maundy Thursday

    04/17/2014 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | unknown | unknown
    HOLY THURSDAY is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, saving only the Easter Vigil. It celebrates both the institution by Christ himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the sacerdotal priesthood (as distinct from the 'priesthood of all believers') for in this, His last supper with the disciples, a celebration of Passover, He is the self-offered Passover Victim, and every ordained priest to this day presents this same sacrifice, by Christ's authority and command, in exactly the same way. The Last Supper was also Christ's farewell to His assembled disciples, some of whom would betray,...
  • Kelley Mooney's spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

    04/17/2014 10:22:05 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies
    Lyrics Hallelujah - Easter version by Kelley Mooney Lyrics To Hallelujah by Kelly Mooney Adapted to the music of Leonard Cohens Hallelujah A crown of thorns placed on His head He knew that He would soon be dead He said did you forget me Father did you? They nailed Him to a wooden cross Soon all the world would feel the loss Of Christ the King before His Hallelujah Hallelujah x4 He hung His head and prepared to die Then lifted His face up to the sky Said I am coming home now Father to you A reed which held...
  • OK All, What is everyone's Holy Weekend(Good Friday to Easter Sunday) Plans/Dinner?

    04/17/2014 8:03:15 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 37 replies
    17 April 2014 | US Navy Vet
    Post 'em here.
  • Sunrise Service

    04/17/2014 4:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Growing up in rural Georgia, Easter meant not only the resurrection of Jesus, but also a new Sunday dress, a hat, gloves and more chocolate than I could eat, at least at one time. My sister Kathy and I would wake up before dawn, rush to our Easter baskets, eat a few bites of chocolate, get dressed in our brand new Easter dresses and head out for the sunrise service, with candy stashed in our purses. It seemed as though the services were more bearable since we were able to unwrap the candy during the service and pop it...
  • Al Sharpton: The True Meaning of Easter Is Revealed Through the Political Crucifixion of Obama

    04/16/2014 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 58 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 16 Apr 2014, 10:23 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    Wednesday on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," Al Sharpton offered a curious explanation involving President Barack Obama for the meaning of Easter: "I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. The story of Jesus on the cross. no matter what they humiliated him with. no matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he...
  • 10 Cats Who Love Easter Peeps!

    04/16/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT · by Gefn · 19 replies
    I Can Has Cheezeburger ^ | 4/16/2014 | I Can Has Cheezeburger
    While we enjoy the marshmallow variety, these kitties enjoy the real thing. Enjoy!
  • The Final Week of Jesus' Life, a Chronology

    04/15/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 288 replies
    NewTheologicalMovement.blogspot.com ^ | Mach 2012 | Father Ryan Erlenbush
    The final week of Jesus' life, a chronology Father Ryan Erlenbush Mach 2012  As the Church prepares to enter into Holy Week, we do well to consider the final week of Jesus’ life, from Friday to Friday. In a later post, we will look at the last twenty-four hours (from the Last Supper to the death of Jesus on the Cross) in greater detail.It will be helpful to review the Gospel accounts given by Sts. Mark and John, the two who offer the most explicit chronology of Holy Week. See Mark 11:1 – 15:37 and also John 11:54 –...