Skip to comments.Now it begins… Now it all Begins: Holy Week
Posted on 04/05/2009 2:41:15 PM PDT by tcg
Good Liturgy is not a reenactment of something that happened over 2000 years ago but an actual participation in the events themselves. They are timeless and made present in our Liturgical celebrations and our reception of the Sacraments. Every Liturgy is an invitation to enter into the sacrifice of Calvary which occurred once and for all. It is re-presented at every Altar in every Holy Mass. Our Holy Week invites us to participate in the timeless Paschal Mystery, the saving life, suffering, passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Over the course of this Holy Week we attend the Last Supper and receive the gift of the Holy Eucharist, the Body, Blood Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. We enter into the deep meaning of the Holy priesthood and are invited to pour ourselves out like the water in the basins used to wash feet on Holy Thursday. We are asked with the disciples in the Gospel accounts we hear proclaimed to watch with the Lord and to enter with him into his anguish by imitating His Holy surrender in his Sacred Humanity in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Through the stark and solemn Liturgy of the Friday we call Good, we stand at the Altar of the Cross where heaven is rejoined to earth and earth to heaven, along with the Mother of the Lord. We enter into the moment that forever changed - and still changes all human History, the great self gift of the Son of God who did for us what we could never do for ourselves by in the words of the ancient Exultet, trampling on death by death. We wait at the tomb and witness the Glory of the Resurrection and the beginning of the New Creation.
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I love Holy Week... especially Good Friday. Started today though with a retired priest as celebrant who had that sort of constant whine of “caring” in his voice and spoke louder than and out of sync with the congregation. Our pastor has been telling us that he has his job - and we have ours and he isn’t going to do our responses anymore. It’s really very nice. But Father Dennis didn’t get the memo. Old drama queen my husband called him.
Did the U.N authorize this ? Wouldnt want it to conflict with any Islamic holidays.
“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
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