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  • 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 ^ | Tue Apr 22, 2014 14:07 EST | by Thomas J. McKenna
    SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 ( - 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 foes—for 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 · 7 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 ^ | 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 spirit—no 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. Köstenberger 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 Jesus’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Béchara Boutros Raď, 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
    It’s 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 ^ | 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 haven’t I...
  • Following the Truth: Don’t 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
    Don’t Just Feel Sorry For Jesus… Apr 4th, 2012by Gary Zimak  For several years, my reaction to Our Lord’s 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 Lord’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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." 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Indonesian Police Stop Bomb Plot on Good Friday

    04/22/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2011 | Wesley Earnst
    Indonesian police foiled Islamic extremists’ plan to bomb a church ahead of Easter celebrations in Serpong, just outside of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. On Thursday, authorities discovered about 150 kg (3330 pounds) of explosives not far from Christ Cathedral Church. Bombs were found beneath a gas pipeline and in bags near the church entrance. Police safely diffused the explosives after 10 painstaking hours, according to officials. The militant cell had planned to detonate the explosives remotely using a mobile phone at 9 a.m. on Good Friday, just when service at the 3,000-seat Catholic church would begin. Authorities were led...
  • Obama's Good Friday Prayer

    04/22/2011 11:54:30 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-11 | Jared H McAndersen
  • Easter Devotional Day 6 Friday - the Crucifixion

    04/22/2011 8:06:52 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    April 22,2011
    Next for the day is the crucifixion itself. It’s recorded in all four Gospels and I will post the relevant passages in their entirety, in as close to chronological order as possible based on research done. Here are links to the Scripture passages which record the crucifixion and burial account: Matthew 27:32-61 , Mark 15:21-47 , Luke 23:26-56 , John 19:16-42 . Luke 23:26-33 26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27And there followed him a...

    04/22/2011 6:10:21 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 128 replies
    "I'm gonna have to take your eggs and spread them around..." "And then the Easter Muslim said....'all you infidel bunnies must die, unless you bow down to Allah'..." And who's the evil wittle puppet, working to destroy our fweedoms? A man walking along a road in the countryside comes across a shepherd and a huge flock of sheep. He tells the shepherd, "I will bet you $100, against one of your sheep, that I can tell you the exact number in this flock." The shepherd thinks it over; it's a big flock so he takes the bet. "973," says the...
  • 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 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...
  • Preparing for the Good Friday Liturgy [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/22/2011 12:30:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    OnlineMinistries.Creighton ^ | not given | OnlineMinistires.Creighton
    Reflecting on the Celebration of Our Lord's Passion Opening Prayer: Let us pray.Father, look with love on your people,the love which our Lord Jesus Christ showed uswhen he delivered himself upand suffered the agony of the cross,for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever.  Amen. We enter the liturgy on Good Friday in silence.  We don't need a "gathering rite."  It is as though we have been "gathered" since the night before.  The first act of the liturgy is for the Presider and ministers to lay face down before the cross, in silence. ...
  • Hezbollah Intends To Attack Western Targets Ahead Of Hariri Killing Indictments

    04/13/2011 4:15:52 AM PDT · by edpc · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 13 April 2011 | Avi Issacharoff and Haaretz Service
    Hezbollah is planning an attack on Western targets, a Lebanese news website reported on Tuesday, basing its claims on information intercepted by a Western intelligence agency. According to the Beirut Observer article published Tuesday, Western intelligence officials believe Hezbollah intends to strike Western targets, citing the unusual movement of suspected Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards operatives.
  • The Canticle of the Passion (Prayer/Chant) [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/14/2011 5:53:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | not given | St. Catherine de' Ricci
    The Canticle of the Passion The Canticle is chanted in some Dominican monasteries on the Fridays of Lent. My friends and My neighbors * have drawn near and stood against Me. I was delivered up and came not forth; * My eyes languished through poverty. And my sweat became as drops of blood, * trickling down and upon the ground. For many dogs have encompassed Me * the council of the malignant hath besieged Me. I have given My body to the strikers * and My cheeks to them that plucked them. I have not turned away My face from...
  • [Why I Am Catholic]: Lent And Holy Week (A Primer) [Catholic Caucus]

    04/10/2011 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies ^ | 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...
  • Guns find in New Lodge police murder bid probe (North Ireland)

    07/17/2010 3:59:49 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 7 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 17 July 2010 | NA
    Police investigating the attempted murder of three PSNI officers during 12 July riots have seized guns in north Belfast.
  • Police battle Irish nationalists for control of a Belfast road.

    07/12/2010 6:01:12 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Monday July 12, 2010 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Police battled Irish nationalists for control of a Belfast road Monday as a day dominated by peaceful Protestant parades across Northern Ireland turned violent when night fell.
  • Gunman opens fire on Derry Police (North Ireland)

    07/13/2010 4:15:57 AM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday 13 July, 2010 | NA
    Officers were responding to reports of rioting at Lecky Road on the Bogside shortly after 0100 BST on Tuesday when the shots were fired.
  • 82 police injured in Northern Ireland's 2 nights of Catholic riots; politicians plead for calm

    07/13/2010 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 276 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 13, 2010 | NA
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland leaders condemned Irish nationalist rioters Tuesday who wounded 82 police officers during two nights of street clashes sparked by the province's annual parades by the British Protestant majority.
  • Why a Town in Iowa Sought to Abolish Good Friday

    04/06/2010 4:38:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 990+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    When a town in Iowa seeks to rename Good Friday "Spring Holiday," you know America has problems. Those of us who affirm the Judeo-Christian values that have constituted the basis of America's values since before the founding of the United States expect such things on the two coasts. The West Coast and the East Coast (at least down to Virginia) have largely abandoned the God-based morality of the Declaration of Independence and all the Founders. Yes, all the Founders. Even the so-called deists, while not theologically Christian, were ethical monotheists, i.e., strong affirmers of ethics rooted in the will of...
  • Catholics pray for 'Jews' conversion'

    04/03/2010 9:09:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 157 replies · 2,352+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/3/10 | staff
    ROME – On Good Friday, two days before Easter, a prayer titled “Let us Pray for the Conversion of the Jews” was recited in Latin by traditionalist Catholic congregations in Italy, plus 16 sections of the Society of Saint Pius. The ultra-conservative society, whose excommunication was lifted by Pope Benedict XVI last year, has yet to be fully reintegrated into the Catholic Church, because of its refusal to accept the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In 2007, in an effort to bring the traditionalist elements of the Church back into the fold, Benedict issued a “Motu Proprio” declaration allowing...