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Cana Sunday: Entrance into Great Lent
various ^ | March 6, 2011

Posted on 03/06/2011 1:49:28 PM PST by NYer


Behold, fasting is at the door,

knocking and calling us.

Let us go, brothers and sister, to meet it.

Let us open the doors of our bodies to it

and set out thoughts free,

that it may dwell in our minds.

By fasting, our sins are forgiven

and our misdeeds blotted out.

By fasting, we inherit the kingdom and its bliss

in the company of the saints.


Great Lent, the crown of the heroes, has come.

Make ready your offerings,

your good and pleasant gifts for it.

For Great Lent secures for you the concealed weapon

to battle the evil one.

Brothers and sisters,

come and meet Great Lent with gladness

and accept it in your life and ways,

for Great Lent secures for you the wings of the spirit

by which you fly to the heights.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Worship

1 posted on 03/06/2011 1:49:30 PM PST by NYer
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Cana of Galilee

Miracle of Cana in Galilee

 Romans 14:14-23
I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; still, it is unclean for someone who thinks it unclean. If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died. So do not let your good be reviled. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy Spirit; whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by others. Let us then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another. For the sake of food, do not destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to become a stumbling block by eating; it is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. Keep the faith (that) you have to yourself in the presence of God; blessed is the one who does not condemn himself for what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because this is not from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. Praise be to God always.

 John 2:1-11
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." (And) Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. This is the Truth. Peace be with you.

March 07, 2011: Ash Monday

Beginning of Lent Season

"When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear to others to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you." (Matthew 6:16-18)

Ash Monday, is a day of fast and abstinence. All Catholic Churches begin Lent tomorrow, except for the Latin Church which begins on Wednesday.

2 posted on 03/06/2011 1:53:43 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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Wonderful post. Hubby and I have been attending a Maronite Catholic Church here for the past few months and we love it.

3 posted on 03/06/2011 4:03:39 PM PST by visualops (Proud Air Force Mom)
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