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  • "But Deliver Us from Evil” (Sermon for Good Friday on the Lord's Prayer and Luke 23:32-49)

    04/18/2014 10:48:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 18, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “But Deliver Us from Evil” (The Lord’s Prayer; Luke 23:32-49)“But Deliver Us from Evil”: The seventh and final petition of the Lord’s Prayer. And how appropriate that we should come to this petition on this particular day, Good Friday. For the greatest evil that has ever been perpetrated on this earth is the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. I mean, really, Good Friday could just as well be called “Evil Friday,” that is the magnitude of the evil committed against this wholly innocent man, the most innocent man who has ever lived--indeed, the only truly innocent man to have ever...
  • "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
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-16-14, Spy Wednesday

    04/15/2014 6:47:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 16, 2014Wednesday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue,That I might know how to speak to the wearya word that will rouse them.Morning after morninghe opens my ear that I may hear;And I have not rebelled,have not turned back.I gave my back to those who beat me,my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;My face I did not shieldfrom buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help,therefore I am not disgraced;I have set my face like flint,knowing that I shall not be put to shame.He is near...
  • Photograph of school children acting out the crucifixion sparks outrage as picture goes viral

    04/15/2014 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    mail online ^ | James Nye
    An image of children play-acting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at an unidentified school in Brazil for Holy Week complete with fake wounds and a crown of thorns has spread across the Internet. Wearing a loin cloth and a fake painted beard, the boy who acts as Jesus holds his two arms above his neck, to signify the last agonizing hours of Christ on the cross. Flecked across his body are red marks from his flogging at the hands of the Romans - played by two boys with mock-feathered galea helmets, who will presumably offer him fake vinegar and pretend...
  • The Final Week of Jesus' Life, a Chronology

    04/15/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 290 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 –...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-15-14

    04/14/2014 9:14:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 15, 2014Tuesday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O islands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,Yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the LORD has spokenwho formed...
  • Holy Week Preparation

    04/14/2014 7:48:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | Apr 09, 2014 | Jennifer Gregory Miller
    Holy Week Preparation By Jennifer Gregory Miller   Apr 09, 2014 Holy Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for our family. Preparing for Christmas, especially when we have to plan celebrations for both sides of the family and possible travel is also busy, but it never reaches the level of planning as Holy Week. I think the main difference is that we are participating in the liturgy of the Church throughout the whole Triduum, so there is less time at home to “do” things.My father was in the Carmelite seminary in his younger years and...
  • A Prescription for Life Given By Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

    04/14/2014 1:38:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/13/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In past years on the blog, I have generally published the schedule of the Lord’s final week according to the Scriptures (on the Monday of Holy Week). Since I have done this in years past, I presume most of you have seen it by now. If you haven’t, you can read it here: A Chronology of Jesus’ Holy WeekFor this year, I thought I might look at some of the moments in the Passion Narrative (this year from St. Matthew) and highlight them.The first moment occurs in the Garden of Gethsemane and presents a very good stance for Holy Week,...
  • Obama Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

    04/14/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 04/14/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: Bishop Gene Robinson @BishopGRobinson POTUS "preaches" at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG! #privilege Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive Center for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-14-14

    04/13/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 14, 2014Monday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 42:1-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its peopleand spirit...
  • "Who Is This?" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, on Matthew 21:1-11; 27:11-66)

    04/13/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 13, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Who Is This?” (Matthew 21:1-11; 27:11-66) “Who is this?” That would seem to be the question of the day for this day that serves as both Palm Sunday and the Sunday of the Passion. “Who is this?” That’s what the people of Jerusalem were asking about the man who came riding into town on a donkey. That’s the question that swirled around this same man later in the week when he stood before Pilate and the crowd and when he went to the cross to suffer and to die. Who is this? Who is this man, Jesus of Nazareth, the...
  • 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...
  • In times like these: Some very eerie and prophetic words spoken by Jesus on the way to the cross

    03/25/2013 3:40:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 25, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is an important “logion” (utterance) of Jesus on his way to the cross that speaks powerfully to this modern age of ours, and is fulfilled in a gruesome manner in our times.It is the word of Jesus to the women who lamented him as he made his way to Crucifixion:A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the...
  • When a Curse Becomes a Blessing – Only God Can Do That (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    04/19/2011 5:00:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/18/2011 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Here in Holy Week we ponder the events that led to Jesus’ death and resurrection. Among the things to ponder is a dramatic moment in the trial before Pilate when the people who were present  utter a curse upon themselves. We read of it in Matthew’s Gospel: When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our...
  • "O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken?" (Sermon for Good Friday, on Luke 23:1-56)

    03/29/2013 10:49:47 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 29, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken?” (Luke 23:1-56)“O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken?” Short answer: None. But then why all this pain and sorrow and death on this day when Jesus is sentenced and crucified and buried? What could possibly be good about this Good Friday? The hymn we sang will lead us into the answers. O dearest Jesus, what law hast Thou broken That such sharp sentence should on Thee be spoken? Of what great crime hast Thou to make confession, What dark transgression? These, of course, are rhetorical questions. The expected answer is obviously...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-28-13, Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass

    03/27/2013 8:54:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-28-13 | Revised New American Bible
    March 28, 2013 Holy Thursday: Chrism 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 shall...
  • Contemplating Gay Marriage on Holy Week

    03/26/2013 2:46:48 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 27 replies
    Self | 3/26/2013 5:40AM | Self
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court begins to decide if the people of California were wrong to decide that marriage is between a man and a woman. It also begins arguments that the people, through the Federal Government, could were wrong also. Interesting that this is beginning on Holy Week, when we remember when the Lord went to the Cross to pay for the sins of folks like us. All we, are truly going 'Astray' like sheep. In this case, in a bad way.
  • Pope Francis opens Catholics' Holy Week

    03/25/2013 3:38:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CBS.news ^ | 03-24-13 | CBS Reporters
    Pope Francis opens Catholics' Holy Week  The square overflowed with some 250,000 pilgrims, tourists and Romans eager to join the new pope at the start of solemn Holy Week ceremonies, which lead up to Easter, Christianity's most important day. Keeping with his spontaneous style, the first pope from Latin America broke away several times from the text of his prepared homily to encourage the faithful to lead simple lives. Palm Sunday recalls Jesus' entry into Jerusalem but its Gospel also recounts how he was betrayed by one of his apostles and ultimately sentenced to death on a cross. Recalling...
  • "From Palms to Passion" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, on Luke 19 and 22–23)

    03/25/2013 1:03:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 24, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “From Palms to Passion” (Luke 19:28-40; 22:1 – 23:56)Today is a day that goes by two names. The one that we’re probably more familiar with is “Palm Sunday.” For it was on this day that Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, greeted by the cheering crowds, and the people used palm branches to welcome him. Palms to indicate victory and triumph. Palms to symbolize success and long life. And so on Palm Sunday Jesus is hailed as the messianic King of Israel, coming to Jerusalem to establish his reign: “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-25-13, Monday of Holy Week

    03/24/2013 8:36:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-25-13 | Revised New American Bible
    March 25, 2013   Monday of Holy Week   Reading 1 Is 42:1-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-24-13, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

    03/23/2013 9:17:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 66 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-24-13 | Revised New American Bible
    March 24, 2013   Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord   at the procession with palms - Gospel Lk 19:28-40 Jesus proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem.As he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples.He said, “Go into the village opposite you, and as you enter it you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.Untie it and bring it here.And if anyone should ask you,‘Why are you untying it?’ you will answer,‘The Master has need of it.’”So those...
  • Pope Francis Washes Prisoners' Feet on Holy Thursday

    03/22/2013 8:12:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | March 21, 2013 | Kate O'Hare
    As the Roman Catholic Church settles into its new era under its first pope named Francis, it seems the spirit of the pontiff’s saintly namesake may be inspiring him to break with tradition. St. Francis of Assisi, whose association with the poor and with peace inspired the newly elected Pope Francis (formerly Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) to take his name, not only began the practice of setting up a Nativity scene, representing the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem, but he was also the first person recorded to have developed the stigmata, wounds resembling those suffered by...
  • Following the Truth: Follow Me… [into Holy Week]

    04/07/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Apr 1st, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Follow Me… Apr 1st, 2012by Gary Zimak.  As Jesus passed on from there,He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. (Matthew 9:9)As we head into the final 2 weeks our Spiritual Exercises retreat, I just wanted to reach out and share a few thoughts. Today, with the celebration of Palm Sunday, we enter into the holiest week of the year. Over the next five days, on my nightly radio show, we’ll meditate on Our Lord’s Passion and death. As we do this, we’ll recognize...
  • The Holy Week Hit Pieces Begin

    04/01/2012 10:15:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | April 1, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Every year during Holy Week the mainstream media conducts its own special ritual called the anti-Christian hit piece. The formula goes like this. Find some author who says that everything that Christians believe and hold dear is a lie. Report all his/her assertions as if they are fact without bothering to address the mountains of scholarly work over centuries that contradict his/her primary assertions. Some years it the "Real Jesus" or the "Real Mary" or the "Real Bible," but the purpose is always the same. Everything you believe is a lie. Happy Easter. This year, CNN begins the annual dance...
  • Behold! The Holy Week Treasure Map | Why I Am Catholic

    04/03/2012 7:35:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | not given | via yimcatholic
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-01-12, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

    03/31/2012 8:28:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 76 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 1, 2012   Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord   At the Procession with Palms - Gospel Mk 11:1-10 When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem,to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives,he sent two of his disciples and said to them,"Go into the village opposite you,and immediately on entering it,you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.Untie it and bring it here.If anyone should say to you,'Why are you doing this?' reply,'The Master has need of itand will send it back here at once.'"So they went offand...
  • "Who Are the April Fools? How Do You View Jesus?" (Sermon for Palm Sunday, on 1 Cor. 1:18-25)

    03/31/2012 5:28:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 1, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Who Are the April Fools? How Do You View Jesus?” (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” “On the foal of a donkey”: I thought about that phrase, and then I thought about the fact that this is April 1, and so I considered doing a sermon on “April Foal’s Day” . . . and then I decided against it. But this is April Fools’ Day,...
  • Are You Ready for Palm Sunday? [Ecumenical]

    03/29/2012 7:03:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | March 28th, 2012 | Gayle Somers
    Are You Ready for Palm Sunday? Faith March 28th, 2012 Gayle Somers In our Lenten journey, have we discovered that we are studies in contrasts?  Did we begin with great aspirations and are now feeling more than ever our fickleness?  If so, we are truly ready for Palm Sunday.Gospel (Read Mark 14:1-15:47)Today, in the universal Catholic Church, we rise during Mass to hear a full reading of the Passion of Christ.  What is our disposition today, having spent nearly 40 days praying, fasting, and doing acts of generosity?  Most of us start Lent with some sense of seriousness about...
  • "We Have Now Received Reconciliation" (Sermon for Good Friday, Tenebrae Vespers, on Romans 5:6-11)

    04/22/2011 3:38:44 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 22, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “We Have Now Received Reconciliation” (Romans 5:6-11)Our text this evening is the same as it was earlier today, a portion of Romans 5. At noon, under the theme “Christ Died for the Ungodly,” we focused on these verses: “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Now tonight we continue on from that point: “Since, therefore,...
  • "Christ Died for the Ungodly" (Sermon for Good Friday, Chief Service, on Romans 5:6-11)

    04/22/2011 8:59:31 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 22, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Christ Died for the Ungodly” (Romans 5:6-11)“Christ Died for the Ungodly.” What an awesome, profound statement that is! The words come from Romans, the fifth chapter, reading as follows: “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” “Christ died for the ungodly.” Every term here has great meaning. Let’s start with the term, “the ungodly.” That...
  • "Love Is the Fulfilling of the Law" (Sermon for Maundy Thursday, on Romans 13 and John 13)

    04/21/2011 11:27:50 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 21, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Love Is the Fulfilling of the Law” (Romans 13; John 13)In Romans 13 we read: “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” “Love Is the Fulfilling of the Law.” In other words, if you positively love...
  • The Wackiest Holy Week Evah?

    04/20/2011 10:56:01 AM PDT · by marcbold · 18 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4-20-11 | Matt Archbold
    We all know about the War on Christmas. Yawn. If you want to be where the action is, it’s the wackiness that takes place every Holy Week and Easter. Every Holy Week we witness a cavalcade of lunacy and I believe this year we might be “enjoying” the wackiest Holy Week ever. My evidence is as follows: Time Magazine picks this week to run the headline, “Is Hell Dead?” This is, presumably, a knock off of their infamous “Is God Dead?” cover in the 60’s. Well in another few years I’m sure we’ll be running the headline “Time Magazine IS...
  • Spy Wednesday [in Holy Week] Reflection: The Sins of the Clergy [Catholic Caucus]

    04/19/2011 8:13:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-19-11 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Spy Wednesday Reflection: The Sins of the ClergyBy: Msgr. Charles Pope Wednesday of Holy Week is traditionally called “Spy Wednesday” since it is this day when Judas conspired with the Temple Leadership to hand Jesus over. He would accomplish his task the evening of the next day, but today he makes arrangements to hand Jesus over and is paid.One way to reflect on this terrible sin is to reflect that Judas was among the first priests called by Jesus. We see in the call of the Apostles the establishment of the ministerial priesthood. Jesus called these men to lead...
  • Tuesday in Holy Week [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/19/2011 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    FatherScottHurdblogspot.com ^ | 04-19-11 | Father Scott Hurd and others
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Tuesday of Holy Week “Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night,” tradition claims, will keep letter carriers from completing their rounds. To complete his mission of redemption and salvation, Jesus had to contend with much worse than that. Darkness, denial, ignorance, betrayal, cowardice, and the demonic all confronted Jesus as the Last Supper, on the eve of his passion. Yet Jesus pressed on, in spite of it all, demonstrating that his love for us, and his desire to save us, will never fail. Jesus’ love is resolute. He would never force himself upon us,...
  • Monday in Holy Week: “we who are flagging from our weakness (Fr. Z) [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/18/2011 9:24:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    WDTPRS.com ^ | 18 April 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
     Monday in Holy Week: “we who are flagging from our weakness   Posted on 18 April 2011 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf COLLECTDa, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus,ut, qui ex nostra infirmitate deficimus,intercedente Unigeniti Filii tui passione, respiremus.Today’s prayer was in the 1962 Missale Romanum and its predecessors. It was in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and Paduense manuscripts as well as in the Tridentinum. However, the used to read: Da, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui in tot adversis ex nostra infirmitate deficimus; intercedente unigeniti Filii tui passione respiremus. In their ineffable wisdom The Redactors of the Novus Ordo excised...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-18-11, Monday of Holy Week

    04/17/2011 8:20:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-18-11 | New American Bible
    April 18, 2011Monday of Holy Week Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Is 42:1-7Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching.Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its peopleand spirit to those who...
  • "The Root of Jesse Will Come" (Sermon for Palm Sunday, on Romans 15:4-13)

    04/16/2011 8:29:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 17, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Root of Jesse Will Come” (Romans 15:4-13)On Palm Sunday the crowds welcomed Jesus as he entered Jerusalem, hailing him as their king: “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” Great excitement! Great joy! Cloaks and palm branches spread in front of him, a welcome fit for a king! Here was the one they had been waiting for. “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold your king is coming to you.’” This was the Son of David they were welcoming, the long-promised Messiah, who would deliver...
  • Holy Week in the Latin Church (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    04/16/2011 2:47:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 15, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    At the heart of our faith is the Paschal Mystery: the Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ. All of salvation history leads up to and goes forth from these saving events. The purpose of this post is to describe Jesus’ Final week. We call this “Holy Week” for Jesus’ public ministry culminates with his suffering, death and resurrection. What follows is a brief description of each day of Holy Week. It is hoped that you might print out the pdf flyer (Walking-with-Jesus-In-Holy-Week) and read it each day of this week. Prayerfully walk with Jesus in his most...
  • Holy Week in the Maronite Church (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    04/16/2011 2:39:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Mount Lebanon ^ | Father Naji Kiwan
    We are entering the most important week of the liturgical year, the week that prepares us to live intensely the Christian Mystery of the Death and the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ: the Holy Week. The Holy Week is the memorial of those great days of our salvation when Jesus Christ died on the Cross to redeem and save our human race and give us the opportunity to share in His Divine Life. Lent was for us the time to reflect more and meditate upon our lives so that we can renew ourselves and prepare to live again the...
  • Meditations for Holy Week [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/16/2011 12:42:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 3+ views
    CatholicCompany.com ^ | not given | CatholicCompany.com
    Meditations for Holy Week As you prepare for Holy Week we offer the following reflections for you to use or to share. "May Lent be for every Christian a renewed experience of God's love given to us in Christ..."--Pope Benedict XVI PALM SUNDAY “Blessed is the king who comesin the name of the Lord!" (Luke 19:38)On Palm Sunday we commemorate the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. On this joyful day He was surrounded by throngs of people singing His praises and marveling at all the miracles He had performed. Here, at the beginning of Holy Week, let us take some...
  • Holy Week: Passion (Palm) Sunday through Holy Saturday [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/16/2011 11:23:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    OurSundayVisitor.com ^ | 2003 | Ann Ball
    Holy Week Passion (Palm) Sunday through Holy Saturday. Passion Sunday, formerly called Palm Sunday, marks the start of Holy Week by recalling Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of the last week of his life (see Matthew 21:1-11). A procession and other ceremonies commemorating the event were held in Jerusalem from the fourth century and were adopted by Rome by the ninth century. At that time, the blessing of palms for the occasion was introduced. Later, in the Middle Ages, a wooden statue of Christ sitting on a donkey, the whole image on wheels, was drawn in the...
  • About Catholic Marriage: Five Suggestions for Holy Week [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/16/2011 11:06:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    YourMarriage.org ^ | not given | YourMarriage.org
    About Catholic Marriage Five Suggestions for Holy Week Palm Sunday (April 17) marks the beginning of the most solemn week of the Church’s liturgical year. During Holy Week, the Church celebrates the mysteries of salvation accomplished by Christ in the last days of his earthly life, beginning with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem.For nearly 40 days the Christian faithful have practiced the disciplines of Lent: prayer, fasting and good works. Now the Church invites us to an even deeper spirit of prayer as we follow Christ on his journey to the cross.Here are five suggestions for couples to use...
  • Family Activities, Projects and Devotions for Experiencing Holy Week [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/16/2011 10:48:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Catholicmom.com ^ | not given | Catholicmom.com
    Experiencing Holy Week at CatholicMom.comFamily Activities, Projects and Devotions Quick Links CatholicMom.com Stations of the Cross for ChildrenPalm Sunday ActivitiesHoly Thursday ColoringHoly Thursday Crossword PuzzleHoly Thursday Word Search PuzzleGood Friday ColoringGood Friday Crossword PuzzleGood Friday Word Search PuzzleEaster ColoringEaster Crossword PuzzleEaster Word Search PuzzleMeatless Family RecipesLenten ActivitiesEaster Activities and CraftsEaster Maze  Create a family centerpiece for the week using Sunday's palms from mass as the focal point.  Have a special family dinner together on Holy Thursday and think of ways to, as a family, "wash the feet" of people in need in your parish or community.  As a family, take...
  • [Why I Am Catholic]: Lent And Holy Week (A Primer) [Catholic Caucus]

    04/10/2011 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    YIMCatholic.blogspot.com ^ | April 2011 | Frank Weathers
    Lent And Holy Week (A Primer) Posted by Frank -Feast of St. Vincent Ferrer  We are officially past the half-way point of the Lenten Season.  Before you know it, it will be Holy Week. As a convert who entered the Church on Holy Saturday in the Year of Our Lord 2008, I'll never forget that experience. Those who serve as sponsors for the Catechumens and Candidates never forget it either.But if you are like me, it is good to be reminded of not only what is taking place on that day, but for the whole season. The recollection of what...
  • As We Approach Holy Week

    04/10/2011 6:52:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 1+ views
    ACatholicDadworldpress.com ^ | April 4, 2011 | Savid
    As We Approach Holy Week April 4, 2011 David In the Christian calendar Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. During this week we are reminded to reflect upon the meaning of Jesus’ death on the cross, an event that took place nearly two millennia ago at a place which still remains the epicenter of religious and political violence today.By lunar coincidence, this week also marks the festival of Pesah, or Passover, the most celebrated Jewish holiday of the year. Passover commemorates God’s deliverance of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Jesus had gone to Jerusalem to celebrate...
  • Global Media’s Assault On Pope Is Unprecedented (One Question The Media Are Not Asking)

    04/09/2010 8:28:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 589+ views
    The Wanderer ^ | April 9, 2010 | Paul Likoudis
    To best gauge the scale of the global media’s defamation of Pope Benedict XVI, look at the cartoons in the major newspapers from Thailand to Brazil, Mexico, the United States, and everywhere in Europe. Such slander, malicious innuendo, and vilification against any other major figure of the global stage would be impossible to imagine.Clearly, for Holy Week, all the stops have been pulled out in the media campaign against the Holy Father.Major newspapers, led by theTimesof London and The New York Times,are publishing fiction as fact in their attempt to discredit Benedict and make him complicit in failing to prevent...
  • "Torn Curtain" (Sermon for Good Friday, Vespers, on Hebrews 9:11-14; 10:19-25; Luke 23:44-46)

    04/02/2010 8:43:27 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 14 replies · 513+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 2, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Torn Curtain” (Hebrews 9:11-14; 10:19-25; Luke 23:44-46)At just about the time that Jesus breathed his last, something very unusual happened not far away there in Jerusalem. “The curtain of the temple was torn in two,” our text in Luke 23 tells us. Matthew and Mark, in their gospels, likewise report this occurrence, and they add the fact that the curtain was torn in two “from top to bottom.” Now that’s strange, isn’t it? What does Jesus dying have to do with the curtain of the temple being torn in two? Was it just a coincidence? Or is there some connection?...
  • "Father, Forgive Them" (Sermon for Good Friday, Chief Service, on Luke 23:32-43)

    04/02/2010 9:03:42 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 319+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 2, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Father, Forgive Them” (Luke 23:32-43)It’s Good Friday, and Jesus is led away to be crucified. Crucifixion was a method of execution that the Romans used, throughout their empire, but not on their own citizens, since it was the most brutal and degrading form of execution they could use. Crucifixion was extreme, slow, cruel, and, for them, not so unusual a punishment, done to common criminals, as a public display that served as a deterrent, to keep the masses under control and keep order in the realm. The Romans didn’t mess around. So Jesus is led out with two criminals to...
  • "Why Is This Night Different?" (Sermon for Holy Thursday)

    04/01/2010 3:04:38 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies · 290+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 1, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Why Is This Night Different?” (Exodus 12; Luke 22:7-20)Earlier this week, in Jewish homes all around the world, families gathered and celebrated the annual Passover meal. A meal is served--the Seder meal, as it is called--with certain items of food and drink served in a set order. And a ritual is observed; the liturgical text that’s followed is called the Haggadah. As part of that ritual, the children at the table ask a series of questions about why they’re doing the things distinctive to this meal: “Why is this night different from all other nights?” the children will ask. “Why...
  • The Significance of Holy Thursday

    04/01/2010 12:50:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies · 354+ views
    CNA.com ^ | 04-01-10 | CNA.com
    The Significance of Holy Thursday      Except 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...