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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 04-03-15, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

    04/02/2015 9:51:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 62 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-03-15 | Revised New American Bible
    April 3, 2015Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion    Reading 1 Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at him—so marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of man—so shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like a shoot from...
  • The Easter Triduum: Entering into the Paschal Mystery

    04/02/2015 4:52:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    IgnatiusScoop.typepad.com ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 –...
  • The Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/16/2014 6:28:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    CpTryon.org ^ | 2007 | Victor Hoagland, C.P.
    The Easter Triduum:Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil Meditations on the Triduum by Victor Hoagland, C.P. The Easter triduum, marking the days of Jesus’ passion and resurrection, is the most important time of the church year. It begins with the evening Mass of Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes on Easter Sunday evening. Prepared by the days of Lent, Christians celebrate on these holiest of days the saving work God has accomplished in Christ. From the events remembered these days, so sorrowful and so joyful, the church learns the deepest lessons. In...
  • 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 04-06-12, Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord

    04/05/2012 8:44:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 67 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-06-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 6, 2012   Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord   Reading 1 Is 52:13-53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at him—so marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of man—so shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-05-12, Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

    04/04/2012 9:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 5, 2012 Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper   Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,"This month shall stand at the head of your calendar;you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel:On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb,it shall join the nearest household in procuring oneand shall share in the lambin proportion to the number of persons...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-05-12, Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass

    04/04/2012 9:37:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 5, 2012 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 04-22-11, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

    04/22/2011 12:38:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-22-11 | New American Bible
    April 22, 2011Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Is 52:13—53:12See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himC so marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manC so shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it.Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like a shoot...
  • 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
    DailyCatholic.org ^ | 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...
  • On the Holy Triduum

    04/08/2009 7:59:09 PM PDT · by ELS · 2 replies · 350+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 8, 2009 | Benedict XVI
    On the Holy Triduum "Hope Is Nourished in the Great Silence of Holy Saturday" VATICAN CITY, APRIL 8, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the general audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Holy Week, which for us Christians is the most important week of the year, offers us the opportunity to be immersed in the central events of Redemption, to relive the Paschal Mystery, the great mystery of the faith. Beginning tomorrow afternoon, with the Mass "In Coena Domini," the solemn liturgical rites will help us...
  • On the Triduum

    04/20/2011 8:54:07 PM PDT · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 20, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On the Triduum "I Invite You to Seek in These Days Recollection and Prayer" VATICAN CITY, APRIL 20, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope focused his address on the meaning of the Easter Triduum, the culmination of the Lenten journey. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, We have already arrived at the heart of Holy Week, the fulfillment of the Lenten journey. Tomorrow we will enter the Easter Triduum, the three holy days in which the Church commemorates the mystery...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-11, Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

    04/20/2011 11:34:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-21-11 | New American Bible
    April 21, 2011Holy ThursdayEvening Mass of the Lord’s Supper  Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Ex 12:1-8, 11-14The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and shall share in the lamb in proportion...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-11, Holy Thursday, Chrism Mass

    04/20/2011 11:30:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-21-11 | New American Bible
    April 21, 2011Holy ThursdayChrism Mass  Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9The 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...
  • Fourteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/19/2011 10:31:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Diocese of Saint Cloud ^ | not given | USCCB.org/Committee on the Liturgy
    Fourteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum  1. When does the Triduum begin and end? The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. 2. May another Mass besides the Mass of the Lord’s Supper be celebrated on Holy Thursday? Ordinarily, no other Mass may be celebrated on Holy Thursday. However, by way of exception, the local Ordinary may permit another Mass in churches and oratories to be celebrated in the evening, and, in the case of genuine necessity, even in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection: The Easter Vigil

    04/03/2010 1:52:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 384+ views
    CatholicLiturgy.com ^ | n/a | CatholicLiturgy.com
    VII. Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection A. The Easter Vigil 77. According to a most ancient tradition, this night is "one of vigil for the Lord," [79] and the Vigil celebrated during it, to commemorate that holy night when the Lord rose from the dead, is regarded as the "mother of all holy vigils."[80] For in that night, the Church keeps vigil, waiting for the resurrection of the Lord, and celebrates the sacraments of Christian initiation. [81]1. The Meaning of the Nocturnal Character of the Easter Vigil78. "The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-03-10, The Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Vigil

    04/03/2010 1:32:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies · 631+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-03-10 | New American Bible
    April 3, 2010                                                 Easter Sunday                                        The Resurrection of the Lord                                            At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Responsorial Psalm 2Reading 3Responsorial Psalm 3Reading 4Responsorial Psalm 4Reading  5Responsorial Psalm 5Reading 6Responsorial Psalm 6Reading 7Responsorial Psalm 7aResponsorial Psalm 7bEpistleResponsorial Psalm 8Gospel Reading 1 Gn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a 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...
  • "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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 04-02-10, Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

    04/01/2010 11:39:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies · 703+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-02-10 | New American Bible
    April 2, 2010 Good Friday of the Lord's Passion Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Is 52:13—53:12See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.  Even as many were amazed at him so marred was his look beyond human semblance and his appearance beyond that of the sons of man so shall he  startle many nations, because of him kings shall stand speechless; for those who have not been told shall see, those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?  To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?  He...
  • "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...
  • Good Friday

    04/01/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 179+ views
    CatholicLiturgy.com ^ | n/a | CatholicLiturgy.com
    V. Good Friday 58. On this day, when "Christ our passover was sacrificed," [63] the Church mediates on the passion of her Lord and Spouse, adores the cross, commemorates her origin from the side of Christ asleep on the cross, and intercedes for the salvation of the whole world.59. On this day, in accordance with ancient tradition, the Church does not celebrate the Eucharist: Holy Communion is distributed to the faithful during the celebration of the Lord's passion alone, though it may be brought at any time of the day to the sick who cannot take part in the celebration....
  • The Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. The Mystery of Faith

    04/01/2010 6:18:17 AM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/1/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...At the very epicenter of our Liturgical Calendar is the great Three days we celebrate, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Resurrection of the Lord, the Sacred Triduum. Good Liturgy is not simply a re-enactment of something that happened over 2000 years ago but an actual participation in the events themselves through living faith. ... We will soon attend the Last Supper and receive the gift of the Holy Eucharist, the Body, Blood Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. We will enter into the deep meaning of the Holy Priesthood. We will be invited to pour ourselves out like the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-01-10, Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

    03/31/2010 10:22:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies · 675+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-01-10 | New American Bible
    April 1, 2010Holy ThursdayEvening Mass of the Lord's Supper Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel  Reading 1Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and shall share in the lamb...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-01-10, Holy Thursday, Chrism Mass

    03/31/2010 10:17:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies · 443+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-01-10 | New American Bible
    April 1, 2010 Holy ThursdayChrism MassReading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9The 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...
  • Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

    03/30/2010 11:24:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 520+ views
    CatholicLiturgy.com ^ | n/a | CatholicLiturgy.com
    IV. Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper 44. With the celebration of Mass on the evening of Holy Thursday, "the Church begins the Easter Triduum and recalls the Last Supper in which the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, showing his love for those who were his own in the world, he gave his body and blood under the species of bread and wine offering to his Father and giving them to the Apostles so that they might partake of them, and he commanded them and their successors in the priesthood to perpetuate this offering." [50]45....
  • Good Friday

    04/09/2009 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 569+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | n/a | Fisheaters.com
    Good Friday  Good Friday1 (also called "Great Friday" or "Holy Friday") is the most somber day of the entire year. A silence pervades, socializing is kept to a minimum, things are done quietly; it is a day of mourning; it is a funeral. The Temple of the Body of Christ is destroyed, capping the the penitential seasons begun on Septuagesima Sunday and becoming more intense throughout Lent. Traditional Catholics wear black, cover their mirrors, extinguish candles and any lamps burning before icons, keep amusements and distractions down, and go about the day in great solemnity. Jesus was put on the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-09-09, Holy Thursday - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

    04/08/2009 10:59:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies · 736+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-09-09 | New American Bible
    April 9, 2009                                 Holy Thursday - Evening Mass                                 of the Lord's Supper           Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, "This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-09-09, Holy Thursday - Chrism Mass

    04/08/2009 10:48:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 349+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-09-09 | New American Bible
    April 9, 2009                             Holy Thursday - Chrism Mass       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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-22-08, Holy Saturday,Easter Vigil,Resurrection of the Lord

    03/22/2008 9:16:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies · 493+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-22-08 | New American Bible
    March 22, 2008                                    Easter Sunday                                The Resurrection of the Lord                            At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter           Reading IResponsorial PsalmReading IIResponsorial PsalmReading IIIResponsorial PsalmReading IVResponsorial PsalmReading VResponsorial PsalmReading VIResponsorial PsalmReading VIIResponsorial PsalmEpistleResponsorial PsalmGospel Reading IGn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a 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...
  • Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)

    03/21/2008 10:06:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies · 3,001+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | n/a | Fisheaters
    Holy Saturday   Christ is in His tomb. Rather, His Body is in the tomb, but when His Soul left His Body, He descended into Hell to "free the captives." "Hell" here refers to the place of the dead in general ("Sheol" in the Hebrew, or "Hades" in the Greek), not to the place of torment with which the word "Hell" is most usually associated with today. The world "Hell" in the loosest, earliest sense includes: the Limbo of the Fathers, the place for those who were righteous by charity and faith in the coming Messias and who died before His...
  • Good Friday

    03/21/2008 10:01:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 163+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | n/a | Fisheaters
    Good Friday  Good Friday1 (also called "Great Friday" or "Holy Friday") is the most somber day of the entire year. A silence pervades, socializing is kept to a minimum, things are done quietly; it is a day of mourning; it is a funeral. The Temple of the Body of Christ is destroyed, capping the the penitential seasons begun on Septuagesima Sunday and becoming more intense throughout Lent. Traditional Catholics wear black, cover their mirrors, extinguish candles and any lamps burning before icons, keep amusements and distractions down, and go about the day in great solemnity. Jesus was put on the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 03-21-08; Solemn Observance; Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

    03/21/2008 9:19:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies · 283+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-21-08 | New American Bible
    March 21, 2008                                 Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion       Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manso shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the...
  • "From the Cradle to the Grave" (Sermon for Good Friday evening)

    04/06/2007 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies · 326+ views
    April 6, 2007 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “From the Cradle to the Grave” (Luke 23:50-56)In the Nicene Creed we confess that Christ “was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried.” Likewise in the Apostles’ Creed, we say that Christ “suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.” Now the suffering, the crucifixion, and the dying we spend a lot of time thinking about during these days of Lent. But the last part, the burial, we don’t think about too much. There aren’t many hymns about it. In fact, the only hymn in any of our hymnals specifically devoted to the burial of...
  • The Good Friday Reproaches

    04/06/2007 7:42:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 255+ views
    The Roman (1962) Missal
    O my people, what have I done to thee? Or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer Me! Because I led thee out of the land of Egypt, thou hast prepared a Cross for thy Savior. O holy God! O holy strong One! O holy immortal One, have mercy on us! Because I led thee out through the desert forty years: and fed thee with manna, and brought thee into a land exceeding good, thou hast prepared a Cross for thy Savior. O holy God! O holy strong One! O holy immortal One, have mercy on us! When more ought...
  • One Sad And Holy Day: A Meditation on the Death of Jesus (graphics heavy)

    04/06/2007 8:36:14 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 84 replies · 922+ views
    KAC | 4/6/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    One Sad But Holy Day A Meditation on the Death of Jesus One Sad But Holy Day But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ - Galatians 6:14 RSV He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised...
  • Catholic Caucus: Readings/Liturgy, 04-06-07, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

    04/06/2007 12:05:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies · 999+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-06-07 | New American Bible
    April 6, 2007                                Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Psalm: Friday 12     Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at him(so marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of man(so shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up...
  • Holy Thursday (vanity)(picture intense)

    04/05/2007 9:33:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 332+ views
    my camera | 4/5/2007 | self
    Thought some of you all would enjoy some photos from tonight's Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper. The celebrant was our Archbishop Emeritus, Cardinal McCarrick. (I know what all of us think of his politics, but he's still a cardinal archbishop...and it was nice having a bishop as the principal celebrant) BTW, my apologies for the quality of the pictures. Lots of magnification and just a regular (home use) digital camera. Introductory Rites Reading of the Gospel (John 13:1-15) Washing of the feet (representing Christ washing the feet of the apostles) Receipt of the Holy Oils (presented by a...
  • Celebrating the Lord’s Passover (The Triduum): Suggestions for Personal and Family Prayer

    04/05/2007 10:41:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 700+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | April 4, 2007 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
    Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.  Other Articles by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.Printer Friendly Version   Celebrating the Lord’s Passover (The Triduum): Suggestions for Personal and Family Prayer April 4, 2007 Sundown today, Holy Thursday, marks the beginning of three sacred days (Triduum) that changed the destiny of the human race.  Few of us have sufficient time to make use of all the following prayer suggestions during these holy days, but it would be a tragedy to let this season of grace go by without taking some time for extended prayer and reflection.  So steal away for as much time as you can...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-05-07, Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Evening)

    04/05/2007 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 438+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-05-07 | New American Bible
    April 5, 2007                                 Holy Thursday                                       Mass of the Lord’s Supper Psalm: Thursday 12 Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and shall...
  • "Three Words from the Cross" (Sermon for Good Friday noon)

    04/05/2007 8:36:13 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 509+ views
    April 6, 2007 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Three Words from the Cross” (Luke 23:33-49)Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke seven words from the cross. We get that number by piecing together the accounts from all four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But no single evangelist records all seven words. Matthew and Mark report only one: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” St. John reports three: “Woman, behold, your son” and “Behold, your mother” count as one word; “I thirst” and “It is finished” are the other two in John. That leaves three words from the cross that are recorded only by St. Luke. Those...
  • "The Meal, Christ's Suffering, and the Coming of the Kingdom" (Sermon for Holy Thursday)

    04/04/2007 3:36:53 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 375+ views
    April 5, 2007 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Meal, Christ’s Suffering, and the Coming of the Kingdom” (Luke 22:7-20)Our text is the Holy Gospel, from Luke 22, the account of our Lord’s institution of his Holy Supper. Specifically we want to look at these words from our Lord which Luke records, where Jesus says to his disciples: “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Likewise Jesus says to them, “For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the...
  • Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil

    03/26/2007 9:39:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 587+ views
    Holy Saturday and the Easter VigilHoly SaturdayThe women sawhow his body was laid; and they prepared spices and ointments;and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.Luke 23:55,56Holy Saturday (in Latin, Sabbatum Sanctum ), the 'day of the entombed Christ,' is the Lord's day of rest, for on that day Christ's body lay in His tomb. We recall the Apostle's Creed which says "He descended unto the dead." It is a day of suspense between two worlds, that of darkness, sin and death, and that of the Resurrection and the restoration of the Light of the World. For this reason...
  • Good Friday

    03/26/2007 9:24:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 778+ views
    Good Friday O, My people! What have I done to thee that thou shouldst testify against me? - from The Reproaches ReadingsVeneration of the Cross - The ReproachesGood Friday ideas for familiesThe Cross - The Sign of the Cross - The Crucifix, Crosses and Symbols of ChristOn Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption. In the solemn ceremonies of Good Friday, in the Adoration of the Cross, in the chanting of the 'Reproaches', in the reading of the...
  • Holy Thursday

    03/26/2007 8:30:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 665+ views
    Women of Faith and Family ^ | Not given | w F-F.org
    Holy ThursdayThe Last Supper - Chartres Cathedral - stained glass window (detail)Family Activities | Stations of the Cross | Christian Passover Seder | Readings | Adoremus: Articles and Document on Footwashing Nos autem gloriari oportet in cruce Domini nostri Iesu Christi,in quo est salus, vita et resurrectio nostra per quem salvati et liberati sumus. We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for He is our salvation, our life and our resurrection; through Him we are saved and made free. (cf. Galations 6:14)-- Entrance Antiphon for Holy ThursdayHOLY THURSDAY is the most complex and profound of...
  • Tenebrć [Holy Week Service]

    03/26/2007 6:08:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies · 1,059+ views
    Women of Faith and Family ^ | n/a | W F-F.org
    TenebrćThe Latin word Tenebrć means "darkness." Tenebrć is very ancient service of prayers in the Church which takes place during the darkness of night. Many parishes are now reviving this extraordinarily moving service which consists of three sets of Psalms and verses from the Lamentations of Jeremiah chanted on each of three nights of Holy Week: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. (Originally this was a service of Matins said in monasteries before dawn on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday; but it customarily takes place the evenings before.)The service begins with the nave of the church in darkness, except for...