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  • "The Catechism in Six Parts: The Sacrament of the Altar" (Sermon for Holy Thursday)

    04/14/2017 6:54:35 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 14 replies ^ | April 13, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Catechism in Six Parts: The Sacrament of the Altar” Tonight we conclude our series on “The Catechism in Six Parts.” So far in the Catechism we’ve looked at the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and Confession. That brings us tonight to the Sacrament of the Altar--and fittingly enough, on Holy Thursday, the night in which this sacrament was instituted. Everything we want to say about the Sacrament tonight we find in the words with which Christ institutes this holy meal. These words: “Take eat; this is my body, which is given for...
  • Holy Thursday and the New Commandment

    04/13/2017 5:15:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | April 13, 2017 | Brian Kranick
    Holy Thursday and the New CommandmentBrian Kranick Jesus’ actions on Holy Thursday were revolutionary and radical. They are meant to shock our consciences. Indeed, St. Peter was so shocked he exclaimed, “You shall never wash my feet.” (Jn. 13:8) His sensibilities were offended that the Messiah, the very Son of God, would perform the actions of a typical household slave of those days. Jesus turned the world upside down. True greatness would no longer be measured in money, power and social status, but in simple humble service to our fellow man, as Jesus taught them, “He who is greatest among...
  • The Problem With Multi-Cultural Footing

    04/04/2016 4:44:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | April 4,2016 | William Kilpatrick
    During Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Francis washed the feet of migrants, three of whom were Muslims. Most Catholics understood this as a gesture of humility and brotherhood. That is how the Catholic press reported it—and that, undoubtedly, was the Pope’s intention.
  • "Love One Another, as I Have Loved You" (Sermon for Holy Thursday, on John 13:1-17, 31b-35)

    03/24/2016 11:26:53 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies ^ | March 24, 2016 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Love One Another, as I Have Loved You” (John 13:1-17, 31b-35) “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” So said Jesus to his disciples on the night when he was betrayed. “Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” So says Jesus to his disciples here on this night, as we are gathered in his name and he is here with us. Thus our theme for tonight, Jesus’ commandment to his disciples both then and now: “Love...
  • Francis orders change to Foot Washing Rite on Holy Thursday to include females

    01/21/2016 11:06:50 AM PST · by paladinan · 19 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | January 21, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today brought the news that the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) was ordered by Pope Francis to issue a document that allows for the washing of the feet of females on Holy Thursday in the optional foot washing rite during the Mass of the Last Supper in the Ordinary Form. [...] In Card. Sarah’s Decree we read that “it seemed good to the Supreme Pontiff Francis to change the norm”. Thus, now: Missalis Romani (p. 300 n. 11) legitur: «Viri selecti deducuntur a ministris…», quae idcirco sequenti modo mutari debet: «Qui selecti sunt ex populo...
  • The Pope and the Transgender --- Scandal or No Scandal? [Catholic Caucus]

    04/07/2015 5:36:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 64 replies
    The Eponymous Flower | 4/07/15
    "The Pope and the transsexual", is how the media similarly described the Holy Thursday liturgy of Pope Francis in the Roman prison Regina Coeli. On the first day of the Triduum Paschale, the Pope again followed his practice of having deserted the liturgically provided cathedral church of Rome and went to the "margins". This year the Pope visited the Roman prison Regina Coeli. He washed the feet of male and female prisoners and celebrated in the "Lord's Supper" in the prison hall. Vatican Television rendered images all over the world Among the prisoners, whose feet the Pope washed, there was...
  • The Easter Triduum: Entering into the Paschal Mystery

    04/02/2015 4:52:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | 2006 | Carl E. Olson
    The Easter Triduum: Entering into the Paschal MysteryThe Easter Triduum: Entering into the Paschal Mystery | Carl E. Olson The liturgical year is a great and ongoing proclamation by the Church of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a celebration of the Mystery of the Word. Through this yearly cycle, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, "the various aspects of the one Paschal mystery unfold"(CCC 1171). The Easter Triduum holds a special place in the liturgical year because it marks the culmination of the yearly celebration in proclaiming the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Latin word...
  • Our paschal lamb

    04/02/2015 3:27:09 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 16 replies
    Triablogue ^ | March 16, 2014 | Steve
    Our paschal lamb The Passover 3 Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, 6 and you shall keep...
  • The Bread of Affliction: A Meditation on What Jesus Endured at the Last Supper

    04/02/2015 8:32:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-01-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Bread of Affliction: A Meditation on What Jesus Endured at the Last Supper By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Last Supper is, strangely, a sad study in the kind of affliction the Lord had to endure from His own disciples. Of all the meals the Lord must have shared with them, this was the one that should have gone beautifully and perfectly; it did not. From one moment to the next the blows just got worse. There were inept responses, distractions, bullheaded debates, and rebukes directed against Jesus … and then of course betrayal. It was nothing short of a disaster. The...
  • "Blood of the Covenant" (Sermon for Holy Thursday, on Exodus 24; 1 Corinthians 10; Mark 14)

    04/02/2015 7:56:40 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies ^ | April 2, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Blood of the Covenant” (Exodus 24:3-11; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Mark 14:12-26)“Blood” and “covenant” go together in the Bible pretty much all the time. Whenever God establishes a covenant with people, generally it is sealed with blood. And tonight is no exception. In fact, tonight is the culmination of this connection between blood and covenant. It’s Holy Thursday, the night in which our Lord Jesus Christ establishes a covenant with us and says, “This is my ‘Blood of the Covenant.’” I suppose we should start by explaining what this word “covenant” means, biblically speaking. In the Bible, a covenant is a...
  • On the Holy Thursday foot washing: “It didn’t exclude women until 1955…”

    04/17/2014 4:14:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | April 17, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Some interesting history on this controversial rite, from David Gibson at Religion News Service, via NCR: Accounts of Christian foot-washing rituals go back as far as the sixth century. As Peter Jeffrey writes in his 1985 book, A New Commandment: Toward a Renewed Rite for the Washing of Feet, there were generally two forms: the “Mandatum Pauperam,” or washing of the feet of poor people, and the “Mandatum Fratrum,” the washing of the feet of “the brothers.”Neither were part of the Holy Thursday liturgy, and popes and clerics routinely washed the feet of poor people as a sign of service...
  • Pope breaks rules as he washes feet of disabled people in pre-Easter ritual

    04/18/2014 6:15:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 18, 2014 |
    ROME - Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."
  • "Lead Us Not into Temptation" (Sermon for Holy Thursday, on the Lord's Prayer and Luke 22:1-46)

    04/17/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Lead Us Not into Temptation” (The Lord’s Prayer; Luke 22:1-46) During this Lenten season we’ve been doing a series on the Lord’s Prayer called “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” And that’s exactly what our Lord does on this Holy Thursday evening. He teaches us to pray. That’s what he instructs us to do, that’s what he gives us an example of doing, and, even more than that, he prays for us. In particular, on this night Jesus instructs his disciples to pray for strength in the face of temptation. “Pray that you may not enter into temptation,” Jesus tells them...
  • The significance of Holy Thursday [Catholic Caucus]

    04/17/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CNA ^ | not given | CNA staff
    The significance of Holy ThursdayExcept for the Resurrection on Easter, Holy Thursday is possibly one of the most important, complex, and profound days of celebration in the Catholic Church. Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood.During the Last Supper, Jesus offers himself as the Passover sacrifice, the sacrificial lamb, and teaches that every ordained priest is to follow the same sacrifice in the exact same way. Christ also bids farewell to his followers and prophesizes that one of them will...
  • My, My….What the Lord Had To Endure at the Last Supper! (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    04/20/2011 8:06:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/20/2011 | Msgr Charles Pope
    One of the consistent themes of the Four Gospels is the theme of the “inept response.” Most often it applies to the 12 apostles who, when taught some important point by the Lord, demonstrate, almost right away, that they don’t get it all.No one place in the gospels is more thick with the inept response than at the Last Supper. It was nothing short of a disaster. The ineptitude is almost comical if it weren’t so sad. If ever the Lord needed his disciples attention and understanding, it was now. But to a man, they let him down. There is...
  • How Should We Understand Pope Francis Washing Women's Feet?

    03/30/2013 10:44:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    NCRegister ^ | March 28, 2013 4:28 | Jimmy Akin
    How Should We Understand Pope Francis Washing Women's Feet? by Jimmy Akin Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:28       --snip--  This Year's Mass of the Lord's Supper It was surprising but not surprising when the Holy See announced that Pope Francis had chosen to celebrate this year's Mass of the Lord's Supper not in one of the papal basilicas of Rome but, instead, in its juvenile prison.That's precisely the kind of gesture that we have come to expect from the new pope in the short time we've been getting to know him.It's not traditional, but it's humble and evangelistic.And...
  • 'I do this with my heart,' Pope says before washing inmates' feet

    03/28/2013 1:58:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 88 replies
    cna ^ | March 28, 2013 | David Uebbing
    <p>Pope Francis kisses the foot of a young person at a detention facility on Holy Thursday 2013. Credit: CTV.</p> <p>Vatican City, Mar 28, 2013 / 12:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis recalled for around 40 young detainees how Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and said that he would willingly do the same for them because he is called to serve.</p>
  • Chrism Mass: Thousands celebrate hope and promise [Catholic Caucus]

    03/27/2013 8:38:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 29 March 2013 14:26 | Doris Benavides
    Chrism Mass: Thousands celebrate hope and promise Written by Doris Benavides Friday, 29 March 2013 14:26 “This year is not like any other year,” Archbishop José Gomez told the overflowing assembly at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels March 25 for the annual Chrism Mass. Certainly, the large crowd itself was extraordinary for this event, at which sacred holy oils for the coming year are blessed and distributed to parishes. Excited by the recent election of Pope Francis, clergy and parishioners from throughout the archdiocese this year attended in larger numbers (about 5,000), prompting the archbishop to...
  • 3 Oils Express 3 Dimensions of Life, Says Pope [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/22/2011 9:48:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | APRIL 21, 2011 |
    3 Oils Express 3 Dimensions of Life, Says Pope Calls Faithful to "Always Remain Catechumens" VATICAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2011 ( 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...
  • The Mandatum of Love (meaning of Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday) [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/21/2011 10:13:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies ^ | March 23, 2005 | Catherine Lamb
    TheMandatum of Love The Triduum begins: From light to darkness - a symbolic darkness in which the better we understand the significance of the rubrics, the closer we grow to Christ in this world of darkness. "We sadly recall that the Apostles one by one gradually left Him on this night, and that the earth was covered by darkness at His death. The single candle left burning, which is hidden behind the altar to be brought forth again when prayers are finished, causes us to remember that Christ came forth from the grave on the third day as the true...