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  • Where Is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection?

    04/04/2015 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 87 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection? By: Msgr. Charles PopeWhere is Christ after He dies on Friday afternoon and before He rises on Easter Sunday? Both Scripture and Tradition answer this question. Consider the following excerpt from a second century sermon as well as this meditation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday (ca. 2nd century A.D.):Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up...
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Atticle

    04/04/2015 6:01:21 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 13 replies
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • "Eloi, Eloi, Lema Sabachthani?" (Sermon for Good Friday, on Isaiah 52-53; Psalm 22; Mark 15)

    04/03/2015 9:15:23 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 3, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Eloi, Eloi, Lema Sabachthani? (Isaiah 52:13 53:12; Psalm 22; Mark 15:1-47)Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani? This is one of the seven words from the cross, that is, one of the seven times Jesus spoke during his crucifixion. Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani? This saying of Jesus is recorded for us in two of the four gospels, in Matthew and Mark, where it is the only word from the cross that is recorded. For the other words from the cross, we have to go to Luke and John. Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani? I think what is so striking about this word from...
  • TODAY: EWTN Broadcasts Way of The Cross From Coliseum (5:00 p.m. PST)

    04/03/2015 3:19:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    April 03, 2015
    WAY OF THE CROSS FROM ROME 04/03 at 8:00 PM ET; 04/04 at 3:00 AM ET Pope Francis presides over The Stations of the Cross, from the Coliseum in Rome.
  • Good Friday in Seven Good Words

    04/03/2015 3:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Stuart Epperson, jr
    The stage was set. The night was dark. The forces of evil, visible and invisible, viciously swarmed upon One Man. He is the only Man who with just one word could have instantly eradicated all His foes. But He opened not his mouth. There was nothing but deafening silence from the One who only had to speak and the blind saw, the lame leapt, the leper was healed, and the dead were raised. He quietly endured the shame of a jeering crowd, the interrogation, the trial, the questions, the scourging, the torture, the insults. His silence remained unbroken all the...
  • Finding the Good in Good Friday

    04/03/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Finding the Good in Good Friday By: Msgr. Charles PopeWhen I was younger, and through my seminary years, I had usually seen the crucifix and Jesus’ suffering on the Cross in somber tones. It was my sin that put Him there, had made Him suffer. The Cross was something that compelled a silent reverence and suggested to me that I meditate deeply on what Jesus had to go through. I would also think of Mary, John, and the other women beneath the Cross mournfully beholding Jesus as He was slowly and painfully dying. These were heavy and somber notes but...
  • Good Friday: Sunday's Coming!

    04/03/2015 7:35:18 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/3/15 | Steve Berman
    It's Good Friday. Why is it good? Because Sunday's coming! Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. Behold the King of the Jews, dying for the salvation of all! Matthew 27:1-57 Jesus Handed Over to Pontius Pilate 1 When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. 2 And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Judas Hangs Himself 3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/03/2015 6:56:25 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 60 replies
    Because of so much intolerance on the internet, lately....I say today is a good day for a..... Free For All!!
  • Prisoner of Japan: A Personal War Diary - Singapore, Siam and Burma 1941-1945 [Good Friday 1944]

    04/03/2015 6:15:09 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    GoogleBooks.com ^ | April 19, 2013 | Sir Harold Atcherley
    7 April 1944 Good Friday; at least I suppose it must be somewhere. I remember the 'Karfreitag' I spent in Heidelberg seven years ago. A party of us had an early supper and then went into Mannheim to the opera house to hear 'Parsifal,' which on this day would be playing in every opera house in Germany. I remember returning to Heidelberg, tired and slightly stunned by 5 hours of concentrated Wagner, the first time I had ever heard of 'Parsifal' in its entirety. The next time I heard it was about a year later at the Colon Opera House...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 04-03-15, Good Friday of the Lords 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...
  • Public holidays: Shop opening hours: [New Zealand shops have to close Good Friday, Easter]

    There are 3 days when almost all shops are required to be closed under the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act 1990. These days are: Christmas Day Good Friday Easter Sunday; and ANZAC Day, until 1.00 pm on 25 April.
  • The Challenge: What is Good about Good Friday?

    04/02/2015 2:53:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey.Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be their savior cried out in a loud voice, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Soon after, he breathed his last. The people standing at the foot of the cross beat their breasts and walked away. From a distance, his mother and friends watched in somber silence as all this took place. His disciples were broken in spiritno doubt confused, hurting and angry. Disappointed to say the least. They had followed this man for years, left their work...
  • OFFICERS MARK 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOOD FRIDAY MASSACRE IN MT. HOLLY

    04/02/2015 2:31:08 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    6abc.com (Philadelphia) ^ | March 28, 2015 | Annie McCormick
    MT. HOLLY, N.J. (WPVI) -- Police officers from across the state and South Jersey marched through Mt. Holly recreating a funeral procession from 40 years ago. March 28th marks the anniversary of the 1975 Good Friday massacre where a lone gunman fired shots from his Garden Street home. Mt. Holly Police Patrolman Donald Aleshire and Hainesport Police Patrolman William Wurst were killed at the scene. Mt. Holly Patrolman John Holmes was paralyzed and died from complications from his injuries in 1992. The alleged sniper, James Carhart, was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He remains in a psychiatric institution....
  • Court order allows teachers to observe Good Friday

    03/31/2015 8:06:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    AP ^ | March 31, 2015
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 31, 2015) - Public school teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island, will be allowed to observe Good Friday despite objections from the city's school department. A court order issued Friday says teachers may take the day off as long as they submit a request no later than April 1. The order says the school department can neither discipline teachers for requesting the day off nor deduct their pay.
  • Vatican Good Friday reflections ask: When will death penalty be abolished?

    03/30/2015 7:15:12 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 3/30/15 | Joshua J. McElwee
    A series of reflections to be used by Pope Francis in Rome on Good Friday make connections between the crucifixion of Jesus and the modern-day use of the death penalty. The reflections, to be used by the pope at an annual public service in and near Romes historic Colosseum, pointedly ask: When will the death penalty, still practiced in many states, be abolished? That question is part of a service known as the Way of the Cross, a type of liturgical service frequently celebrated by Christians on Good Friday. The service follows Jesus through different stations of his torture and...
  • Good Friday and Passover Fall on Same Date This Year April 3rd

    03/27/2015 9:56:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    My own independent Thought Process | 03-27-2015 | Red Badger
    This year, 2015, Passover and Good Friday fall on the same date, Friday April 3rd. It has happened before. Any thoughts on the religious significance of this at this point in time?...........Israel-US relations are at the worst point that they have ever been, with this anti-semite in the White House.............
  • Hundreds of pro-life Catholics give public witness in San Diego on Good Friday

    04/22/2014 1:26:26 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Apr 22, 2014 14:07 EST | by Thomas J. McKenna
    SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For the ninth year in a row faithful from San Diego marched through the streets of downtown on Good Friday and prayed the pro-life Stations of the Cross in front of the Federal Building to protest the killing of innocent children by abortion and offer reparation. More than four hundred Catholics carried signs, sang songs, and prayed as police stopped traffic for the procession, which stretched over several city blocks. Led by a local priest, Fr. Anthony Saroki, and a team of acolytes, the manifestation began at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the...
  • Ever wondered what happened between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday? Where did Jesus go?

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

    04/19/2014 4:46:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | APRIL 18, 2014
    Pilgrims gather in Cuba for Mass during Pope Benedict's visit in March 2012. Havana, Cuba, Apr 17, 2014 / 03:06 pm (CNA).- After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a permanent official holiday. Although the norm will not be in force until June, the Ministry of Work and Social Security issued a special resolution allowing Cubans to observe Good Friday this April 18. However, it said those who work in...
  • "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 Lords Prayer; Luke 23:32-49)But Deliver Us from Evil: The seventh and final petition of the Lords 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...
  • 7 Great graphics and memes to help celebrate Good Friday

    04/18/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Good Friday in 7 Good Words

    04/18/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Stuart Epperson, jr
    The stage was set. The night was dark. The forces of evil, visible and invisible, viciously swarmed upon One Man. Not just any man, but the One who carried the weight of the world on His back. He is the only Man who with just one word could have instantly eradicated all His foesfor He was the One Person who had the Word of God naturally flowing through Him. In fact, He was the very Word of God (John 1:1). But He opened not his mouth. Not a single sermon from the Greatest Teacher of all time who taught for...
  • "The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View"

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

    04/18/2014 6:40:36 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 8 replies
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • A Blast from the Past: "B.C." and Good Friday

    04/18/2014 3:14:07 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 9 replies
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  • Cuba Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

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

    04/17/2014 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be their savior cried out in a loud voice, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Soon after, he breathed his last. The people standing at the foot of the cross beat their breasts and stumbled away. From a distance, his mother and friends watched in silent despair. His disciples were broken in spiritno doubt confused, hurting and angry. They had followed this man for years, left their work and their families for him. They thought he would change everything. But in the course of one day,...
  • The Power of the Divine Mercy Novena

    04/16/2014 2:10:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 16, 2014 | JUDY KEANE
    It is available in abundance to everyone if only we would embrace it. It is an endless and unfathomable gift that flows most profusely on the Sunday after Easter. It is the devotion of the Divine Mercy and it offers each of us a wonderful chance to begin anew through the Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena. Begun on Good Friday and completed on Divine Mercy Sunday, this powerful novena offers us a chance to change our lives forever! It is also a powerful way to intercede for our loved ones and the entire world by bringing all before the merciful...
  • Pope's Way of the Cross to highlight economic crisis, unemployment and refugees

    04/15/2014 5:36:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 4-15-2014
    The list is rather long: refugees and immigrants, those affected by violence, the economic crisis, unemployment, exploitation. They're just a few of topics the Pope will reflect on during the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, at Rome's Colosseum. The author of the meditations is the archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano, Giancarlo Bregantini. For the 14 meditations along the procession, the archbishop sought to highlight some of gravest sins and injustices that humanity carries out in the 21st Century. This list also includes topics like torture, or a justice system "drowning in a sea of bureaucracy. But Archbishop Bregantini also addressed...
  • History of Pontius Pilate: his background before Good Friday

    04/09/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Bill Pietro ^ | April 9, 2014 | Bill Petro
    PONTIUS PILATEHis name provides two valuable clues to his background and ancestry. The family name, Pontius was that of a prominent clan among the Samnites, hill cousins of the Latin Romans. They had almost conquered Rome in several fierce wars. The Pontii were of noble blood, but when Rome finally absorbed the Samnites, their aristocracy was demoted to the Roman equestrian or middle-class order, rather than the senatorial order. It is Pilate’s personal name Pilatus that proves almost conclusively that he was of Samnite origin. Pilatus means “armed-with-a-javelin”. The pilum or javelin was six feet long, half wooden and...
  • April 3, AD 33

    04/03/2014 4:52:36 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 252 replies
    First Things ^ | April 3, 2014 | by Andreas J. Kstenberger and Justin Taylor
    April 3, AD 33 In our new book, The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived , we assume but do not argue for a precise date of Jesuss crucifixion. Virtually all scholars believe, for various reasons, that Jesus was crucified in the spring of either a.d. 30 or a.d. 33, with the majority opting for the former. ( The evidence from astronomy narrows the possibilities to a.d. 27, 30, 33, or 34). However, we want to set forth our case for the date of Friday, April 3, a.d. 33 as...
  • 7 clues tell us *precisely* when Jesus died (the year, month, day, and hour revealed)

    04/12/2013 10:41:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 65 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 11, 2013 | Jimmy Akin
    If we put the clues together, can we figure out precisely when Jesus died? Yes, we can! We recently celebrated Good Friday and Easter, the annual celebrations of Jesus' death and resurrection. We all know that this happened in Jerusalem in the first century. That separates Jesus from mythical pagan deities, who were supposed to live in places or times that none could specify. Just how specific can we be with the death of Jesus? Can we determine the exact day? We can. And here's how . . . Clue #1: The High Priesthood of Caiaphas The gospels indicate that...
  • Filipino man nailed to cross and crucified on Good Friday

    03/30/2013 5:56:45 PM PDT · by Marv Dumon
    Examiner.com ^ | 03/30/2013 | Marv Dumon
    On Saturday, Barack Obama was accused of nationalizing U.S. elections for Democratic partisan advantage through the president's issuance of a new executive order on the electoral process.
  • Pilate: What is truth? in "The Passion of the Christ"

    03/29/2013 7:49:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | February 2004 | Our Faith in Action
    Pilate: What is truth? in "The Passion of the Christ" OUR FAITH IN ACTION The Pontius Pilate of "The Passion of the Christ" is a more multi-dimensional man than traditionally portrayed in film. Not just a mean-spirited bureaucrat, he is an all-too-human proxy for modern man. Sadly, we may see a little of Pilate in ourselves. A product of the Roman military, Pilate is a "results-oriented" ruler who finds himself in a most uncomfortable situation; he must determine Christ's fate. Should he give the enemies of Christ the blood they desire? Should he stand up for the rights of an...
  • "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...
  • The Prayer Obama Saves For Good Friday

    03/29/2013 10:25:55 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-29-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Pope Francis Via Crucis at the Colosseum: full text of meditations

    03/26/2013 5:26:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | March 26, 2013 | Lebanese young people
    Pope Francis Via Crucis at the Colosseum: full text of meditations CWN - March 26, 2013The Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has released the meditations for the Way of the Cross at which Pope Francis will preside. The Way of the Cross will take place on Good Friday evening in the Colosseum. The meditations on the 14 traditional stations were prepared by Lebanese youth under the direction of Cardinal Bchara Boutros Ra, the patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church. The meditations include illustrations by a 19th-century Palestinian Franciscan artist.
  • Meditating on Good Friday with St. Francis de Sales

    04/07/2012 5:41:33 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 2 replies
    Catholic Champion ^ | April 6, 2012 | Matthew Bellasario
    Meditating on Good Friday with St. Francis de Sales But could God not have provided the world with a remedy other than that of His Son's death? Certainly, He could have done so, and by a thousand other means. Could He not have pardoned human nature with absolute power and pure mercy, not invoking justice or the intervention of any creature? Doubtless He could, and who would have dared to question or criticize Him? No one, for He is Sovereign Master and can do all He wills. Besides, if He had wanted some creature to undertake our redemption, could He...
  • Good Friday Observations

    04/06/2012 9:03:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    Original ^ | 4/6/2012
    Its interesting how things work. Recently, I got a link across the transom to the story of Ken Kirby, a 52-year-old police officer who had a massive heart attack and rushed to the hospital. When he got there, he had no heart beat. He was dead. Apparently, Officer Kirby and his wife had been fighting a lot in the time just before that. She was distraught, of course. Having no other treatments to offer, the emergency room staff turned to prayer. Well, 45 minutes after his arrival, Ken Kirby recovered. He was back from the dead. This police officer, a...
  • Following the Truth: No Greater Love [Catholic and Open]

    04/06/2012 6:57:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Apr 6th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    No Greater Love Apr 6th, 2012by Gary Zimak. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)On this day, approximately 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ suffered and died on a cross so that you and I can one day live in the eternal happiness of His kingdom. He gave everything, holding nothing back. As we look over our lives, what have we done to express our gratitude? Speaking for myself, I have to admit that the answer is not much. As a matter of fact, not only havent I...
  • Following the Truth: Dont Just Feel Sorry For Jesus [Catholic and Open]

    04/06/2012 6:52:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    FollowingtheTruth ^ | Apr 4th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Dont Just Feel Sorry For Jesus Apr 4th, 2012by Gary Zimak For several years, my reaction to Our Lords Passion was the same:How could the authorities do this to Jesus?How could people cry out Crucify Him?What did He ever do to deserve this?How could Peter and Judas betray their friend?These people were really nasty!But eventually the sadness passed (usually by the evening of Good Friday) and nothing really changed in my life. As I started to learn more about my faith, however, I realized that my sins were responsible for the Lords suffering. Although that was a big revelation, the...
  • Crucifixion: Ancient descriptions, archaeology (with photos!), and why Jesus died this way

    04/06/2012 9:20:15 AM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn · 9 replies
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | 4/6/12 | Michael Barber
    Click below to listen to our special Good Friday podcast. Also be sure to come back tomorrow and Sunday for special podcasts on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday!  Crucifixion: History, Archaeology, and Why Jesus Died This Way (Good Friday Podcast)(Right click to download) Today we celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus. In places around the world, images of the Christ crucified will be contemplated and venerated. Indeed, the image of the cross is quite familiar to us. It is part and parcel of Christian iconography. Perhaps, it is too familiar. Put frankly, the cross has in many ways been sanitized. To some...
  • He Took Our Place: Identity Theft: Recovering Who You Are, Part I [Jesus made to be sin & a curse]

    04/06/2012 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Lakeshore Church.org ^ | April 2, 2010 | Pastor Vince DiPaola
    "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made the right with God through Christ."(2 Corinthians 5:21, NLT) How Good Friday Can Transform our Personal Identity1) Jesus lived ___SINLESSLY___: He is the only One who could possibly pay for sin with His life."(God) made Him who knew no sin..." (2 Cor. 5:21a, NASB) 2) Jesus died ___INTENTIONALLY___: He both became sin and took our sin on the cross."...to be sin on our behalf." (2 Corinthians 5:21b, NASB) Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a...
  • Good Friday 2012

    04/06/2012 2:24:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    RedState.com ^ | April 6 2012 | St. Matthew, Erick Erickson
    And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. . . . . Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My...
  • 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 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 LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like...
  • Cuba Declares Good Friday Holiday After Pope Visit

    03/31/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/31/12
    Cuba's Communist government has declared Good Friday next week to be a public holiday following an appeal from Pope Benedict. The Pope made the request during his recent visit to the island. Good Friday is the day Catholics commemorate the death of Christ, and is a central part of Easter celebrations. It is the first time it has been recognised as a public holiday in Cuba since the 1960s, when religious holidays were abolished. President Raul Castro took the decision in light of the success of the Pope's "transcendental visit", the Cuban government said in a statement. The holiday will...
  • University Stops Closing School for Christian and Jewish Holidays

    03/22/2012 4:26:55 PM PDT · by sreastman · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/22/2012 | American Center for Law and Justice
    University Stops Closing School for Christian and Jewish Holidays American Center for Law and Justice The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, today urged the president of New York's Stony Brook University to reverse a troubling decision that ends a long-standing practice of closing school in observance of major Christian and Jewish holidays. The ACLJ calls the move "an unnecessary, ill-advised change that demonstrates hostility to members of all religious faiths." "This schedule change demonstrates hostility toward religion and departs from the American tradition of the government accommodation of religious practices," said Jordan Sekulow, Executive...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PROSTRATION, 03-07-12

    03/07/2012 9:23:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 2+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-07-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PROSTRATION To cast oneself down in front of anyone in adoration or contrition, petition or submission. At the services on Good Friday the ministers lie prostrate before the altar. It is also part of the ordination service for bishops, priests, and deacons. Prostration may also be required during the final profession of vows in some religious orders. Kneeling on both knees with head bowed is a form of prostration. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • "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,...