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  • Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday?

    08/22/2017 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 83 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 21, 2017 • With the solar eclipse that occurred Monday, it occurred to me to consider the darkening of the sun that occurred when Jesus was on the Cross. Though some wish to explain it scientifically (as an eclipse), there may have been more at work than mere astronomy.In Luke 23:44, we read, It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour (i.e., from noon until 3:00 PM).Although this seems to describe a solar eclipse, it isn’t...
  • Jesus and Mary on Good Friday, Through the Lens of a Paul Simon Song

    04/15/2017 9:02:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus and Mary on Good Friday, Through the Lens of a Paul Simon Song Msgr. Charles Pope • April 14, 2017 • Some years ago I was listening to an old Paul Simon song, “Mother and Child Reunion.” My mind went to Good Friday, applying the lyrics to Jesus and Mary on that “strange and mournful day,” as the song puts it.Last year I put pictures to the song to make the video below. Some who have seen it laugh and call it a stretch, but others tell me that they will never hear the song the same way...
  • BC Cartoon on Good Friday

    04/15/2017 5:39:58 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 32 replies
    Johnny Hart RIP
    I KNOW I KNOW... Its Saturday now. But I just found this today and I almost spilled my coffee. And its still Easter Weekend so have at it! Enjoy!
  • Good Friday processions move through ruins of Syria's civil war

    04/14/2017 11:41:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | 14 April 2017 | Patrick J. McDonnell Contact Reporter
    They marched past bullet-riddled storefronts, bombed-out apartment blocks and makeshift shrines to pro-government martyrs lost in the war. Clergymen hoisted on their shoulders a miniature coffin filled with flowers, a symbol of the death of Christ on this most solemn day of Holy Week. Soldiers and black-clad militiamen toting AK-47s provided a measure of security in a pulverized city where rebel car bombs and suicide attackers remain a constant threat. The Good Friday evening procession through the narrow streets of this war-traumatized city highlighted how a reeling but resilient Christian community is gradually coming back to their roots in Homs...
  • "The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant" (Sermon for Good Friday, on Isaiah 52:13 53:12)

    04/14/2017 9:04:41 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | April 14, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant (Isaiah 52:13 53:12) Behold, my servant, says the Lord. Yes, behold him today. Behold the servant of the Lord serving in a most unexpected way: serving by suffering. Today on this Good Friday we behold Jesus Christ, the Lords faithful, righteous servant, suffering a death he doesnt deserve. But because he does, you will receive what you dont deserve. And that is good news on this Good Friday. So now behold Jesus Christ, The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant. Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be...

    04/14/2017 7:57:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Catholic ^ | 1927 | Catholic
    The Seven Words Spoken by Jesus Christ on the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori Taken from THE PASSION AND DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST, Redemptorist Fathers, 1927 with Nihil Obstat and ImprimaturFIRST WORD"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." [Luke 23: 34] O loving tenderness of Jesus towards men! Saint Augustine says that when the Savior was injured by His enemies, He besought pardon for them; for He thought not so much of the injuries He received from them, and the death they inflicted upon Him, as upon the love which brought Him to die for them....
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Article

    04/14/2017 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 16 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 Special Good Friday Thread: The names and Titles of Christ (Devotional)

    04/14/2017 9:05:02 AM PDT · by left that other site · 64 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/14/17 | left that other site
    This year, the Jewish Holiday of Passover and the Christian Observance of Holy Week coincided. This does not happen all the time, because the Jewish Calendar is based on the phases of the Moon rather than the earth's orbit around the Sun. Since I observe both holy days in my own way, I enjoy it immensely when they "line up". Anyway, some time ago on FR, somebody posted this awesome list of the Bible's Names and Titles of Christ. Here it is again, to pause and meditate upon the meaning of each Title. It is, for me at least, a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

    04/13/2017 9:45:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies ^ | 04-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 14, 2017 Good Friday of the Lord's Passion Reading 1 Is 52:1353:12See, 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 a shoot from the...
  • Authoress of the Pope's Stations of the Cross Meditations Was a ...[Cath Cauc]

    04/05/2017 6:23:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Eponymous Flower ^ | April 3, 2017 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Authoress of the Pope's Stations of the Cross Meditations Was a Participant of the "Illuminiati" - Meeting of 2015 Via Crucis at Colosseum. The meditations for 2017 come fromAnne-Marie Pelletier (Rome) This year's Good Friday meditations at the Pope's Stations of the Cross, which traditionally take place at the Coliseum in Rome, are by the French theologian Anne-Marie Pelletier. The well-known alumna of the Institut Europen des Sciences des Religions (IESR) in Paris is not an unknown person. Ratzinger Prize Winner 2014 A larger circle was announced in 2014, when the Joseph Ratzinger Prize was awarded. The prize has been...
  • Former Planned Parenthood volunteer brings message of life on Good Friday

    03/29/2016 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Morgana ^ | March 28, 2016 | Carole Novielli
    former volunteer spokesperson for Planned Parenthood knelt and prayed on the sidewalk outside a Florida Planned Parenthood on Good Friday to bring the message of life to the workers and the women going inside. Julie Woodley said that she wanted to start a love revolution for the women who have had abortions as well as the workers of abortion facilities. Julie is a licensed therapist, filmmaker and speaker and has founded a ministry, Restoring the Heart Ministries, that helps people heal from various types of trauma, including post-abortion trauma. Julie did not always understand the negative effects of abortion. In...
  • Satanists Defend Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic From Pro-Lifers on Good Friday

    03/29/2016 9:33:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | March 29, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life Christians who were praying peacefully outside of a Michigan abortion clinic on Good Friday faced mockery as they remembered Jesus death on the cross. The Pro-Life Action League organized the peaceful prayer vigil outside the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood and 70 other abortion clinics across the country on Friday to remember the innocent lives of unborn children lost to abortion and Jesus crucifixion. The group compared Jesuss suffering and horrific death on the cross to the suffering that unborn babies experience every day inside the nations abortion clinics. The Michigan pro-lifers faced a much more hostile environment than many...
  • ISIS Crucifies Catholic Priest in Yemen on Good Friday

    03/28/2016 6:08:22 AM PDT · by adc · 44 replies
    Daily ^ | March 28, 2016 | Sara Malm
    ISIS carries out Good Friday crucifixion of Indian Catholic priest in Yemen after he was kidnapped three weeks ago in attack on old people's home where four nuns were shot Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Islamic terrorist crucified a priest on Good Friday

    03/27/2016 8:54:37 PM PDT · by se99tp · 83 replies
    Cardinal Christoph Schnborn of Vienna confirmed this sad news.
  • Why the pope tried to halt the Rolling Stones concert in Cuba

    03/27/2016 9:56:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Yahoo/CSM ^ | March 27, 2016 | Lucy Schouten for Christian Science Monitor
    Pope Francis is helping to open Cuba to the outside world, but that could change the influence of the Catholic Church in the long-isolated island nation. At Cuba's first major rock-n-roll concert Friday night, the Rolling Stones played to an estimated 500,000 Cubans, many of whom were lifelong fans. Some of these Cubans once risked re-education on a work brigade for secretly listening to pirated vinyls when the Communist government banned such music. "To me, this is a consecration," Juan Carlos Leon, age 57, told Reuters. "I've waited my whole life for this. The Stones are the greatest." One major...
  • Happy Easter from the Religion of Peace. Muslims kill their own

    03/26/2016 7:19:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Steyn On Line ^ | 3/25/2016 | Mark Steyn
    In the spirit of the season, Asad Shah, a Glasgow newsagent and a "devout Muslim"*[see update at the foot of the page], decided to send out an Easter greeting on his Facebook page: GOOD FRIDAY AND VERY HAPPY EASTER, ESPECIALLY TO MY BELOVED CHRISTIAN NATION X! BISMILLAH... Let's Follow The Real Footstep Of Beloved Holy Jesus Christ (PBUH) And Get The Real Success In Both Worlds xxxx Less than four hours after this ecumenical greeting, Mr Shah was savagely murdered outside his shop by his co-religionists: The victim was found seriously injured on Minard Road, Glasgow, and was taken to...
  • Trump Cruz catfight all but obliterated Good Friday

    03/26/2016 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 03/26/16 | JUDI McLeod
    Did Good Friday Come & Go Without Anybody Noticing? It was doleful weather when so few of us went to pray the Stations of the Cross at the churches in this area on Good Friday. All statues were draped in purple. The quiet of the church underlined that this was the day our Savior would die on the Cross. There were few signs anywhere in the mainstream media that it was Good Friday , and worse settling back to work, signs were everywhere that the catfight was going to rage on between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. It may have...
  • "Not One of His Bones Will Be Broken" (Sermon for Good Friday, on John 19:31-37)

    03/25/2016 4:32:38 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 11 replies ^ | March 25, 2016 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Not One of His Bones Will Be Broken (John 19:31-37) Its Friday, and darkness falls over the land. On a cross, a man who has been nailed there is dying a shameful and agonizing death. Yet this is no criminal. This is the most righteous and innocent man who has ever walked the earth. Indeed, this is the very Son of God, come in the flesh. Why is this happening? Why is God allowing this to happen? And couldnt this man Jesus, who displayed such amazing power on other occasions--couldnt he have stopped this? So was this one gigantic screw-up...
  • Jesus Loves You...

    03/25/2016 3:11:32 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 9 replies
    03-27-16 | Bill Randles
    PSALM 22 A Psalm of David;For the director of music. To the tune of The Doe of the Morning. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. 3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. 5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered:...
  • It Is Finished!

    03/25/2016 10:00:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | March 25, 2016 | Michael Brown
    What did Jesus mean when He uttered the words “It is finished!” in John 19:30? The phrase actually translates one word in Greek, tetelestai, from the root teleo, which means “to finish, fulfill.” Significantly, this specific form of the verb, tetelestai, is only found twice in the entire New Testament, both times in John 19. In fact, the two occurrences of tetelestai are found within three verses of each other: “After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), ‘I thirst.’ . . . When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘It is...