Category Archives: Holy Week

Holy Saturday

A day of rest and hope: Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure. For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit. (Psalm 16:9-10) Advertisements

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Confidence: not a word one might first associate with Good Friday. But in today’s reading from Hebrews the word stood out for me, and seemed worthy of reflection: So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy … Continue reading

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Thursday Prayer

O God, in the fullness of time you revealed your love in Jesus the Lord. On the eve of his death, as a sign of your covenant, he washed the feet of his disciples and gave himself as food and … Continue reading

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It Was On Holy Wednesday

An English Christmas Carol, “All In the Morning” gives us this verse: It was on Holy Wednesday And all in the morning, That Judas Betrayed Our dear Heavenly King And was this not a woeful thing? And sweet Jesus we’ll … Continue reading

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Olive Branches

I did notice some days ago this note on PrayTell about a shortage of palms in New Orleans. Because of the deep freeze that hit hard this January, palms that are typically plentiful in New Orleans are now in short … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist Forgets To Light Candles

Things get busy at a parish before a weekend Mass. Every so often, something gets missed. I’m sure your parish never has to trouble over this problem, but what would you do if the sacristan forgot to light the candles … Continue reading

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And It Was Night

On this Spy Wednesday, today’s readings are capped by Matthew’s account of the betrayal of Judas. But consider the boiled down alternative in John 13:27, 30: Jesus said to Judas, “Do quickly what you are going to do.” … Judas … Continue reading

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