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  • "Evil Friday Is Also Good Friday" (Sermon for Good Friday, on Luke 23:44-56)

    04/15/2022 1:08:33 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 15, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Evil Friday Is Also Good Friday” (Luke 23:44-56) The theme for our Lenten journey this year has been “You Meant It for Evil, But God Meant It for Good.” We have seen how God can just plain grab something evil and use it for good, in his larger plan. No one could see it at the time, but that’s how God works. We see God working this way in our reading tonight from Luke 23. Something evil was happening on the day our Lord Jesus was crucified. But God used it for good--for incredible, tremendous good--which is why call this...
  • Is Lent Becoming More Popular Among Evangelicals?

    04/14/2022 5:41:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2022 | Nicole Alcindor
    For the first 23 years of his life, Pastor Douglas Ponder had never heard of the word “Lent” because he was raised in a Southern Baptist household. Now, over a decade later, the 38-year-old pastor can’t get enough of the Lenten season. Lent is an annual season of fasting that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends the day before Easter Sunday. This is a period of 40 days plus Sundays, as Sunday is a day of rest and is not considered part of the observance. Although more commonly practiced among Catholic and mainline Protestant denominations, some Evangelical and non denominational...
  • "The Eternal Passover That Jesus Desired to Eat" (Sermon for Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday, on Luke 22:14-20)

    04/14/2022 10:32:01 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 14, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Eternal Passover That Jesus Desired to Eat” (Luke 22:14-20) During this season of Lent, we’ve tried to be realistic as we learn again to trust our God. The realism has to do with evil--the evil that betrayed, condemned, and crucified Jesus long ago, and the evil in our world and in our lives also today. In the face of that evil, we trust our God and the plan he carried out in Christ. We can say to Satan, to the world, and even to ourselves, “You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.” This evening’s service...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 14-April-2022

    04/14/2022 5:34:22 AM PDT · by annalex · 18 replies
    14 April 2022 Maundy Thursday Minor Basilica of St Lydwine of Schiedam. Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White.Here are the readings for the morning Chrism MassHere are the readings for the evening Mass of the Lord's SupperHere are the readings for the morning Chrism Mass:First readingIsaiah 61:1-3,6,8-9 ©The Lord has anointed meThe spirit of the Lord has been given to me,for the Lord has anointed me.He has sent me to bring good news to the poor,to bind up hearts that are broken;to proclaim liberty to captives,freedom to those in prison;to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord,a day of vengeance...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings xx-April-2022

    04/13/2022 5:15:29 AM PDT · by annalex · 12 replies
    13 April 2022Wednesday of Holy Week Chapel of San Hermenegildo, Seville Cathedral Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingIsaiah 50:4-9 ©Who thinks he has a case against me? Let him approach meThe Lord has given mea disciple’s tongue.So that I may know how to reply to the weariedhe provides me with speech.Each morning he wakes me to hear,to listen like a disciple.The Lord has opened my ear.For my part, I made no resistance,neither did I turn away.I offered my back to those who struck me,my cheeks to those who tore at my beard;I did not cover my faceagainst insult and spittle.The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 12-April-2022

    04/12/2022 5:09:53 AM PDT · by annalex · 10 replies
    12 April 2022Tuesday of Holy Week Santa Teresa de Los Andes Parish, Chile Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingIsaiah 49:1-6 ©I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earthIslands, listen to me,pay attention, remotest peoples.The Lord called me before I was born,from my mother’s womb he pronounced my name.He made my mouth a sharp sword,and hid me in the shadow of his hand.He made me into a sharpened arrow,and concealed me in his quiver.He said to me, ‘You are my servant (Israel)in whom I shall be glorified’;while I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 11-April-2022; Monday of Holy Week

    04/11/2022 4:27:54 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 11th April 2022 | God inspired
    April 11th 2022 Monday of Holy Week Holy Redeemer Church, Bangkok, Thailand Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet First readingIsaiah 42:1-7 ©Here is my chosen one in whom my soul delightsHere is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one in whom my soul delights.I have endowed him with my spiritthat he may bring true justice to the nations.He does not cry out or shout aloud,or make his voice heard in the streets.He does not break the crushed reed,nor quench the wavering flame.Faithfully he brings true justice;he will neither waver, nor be crusheduntil true justice is established on earth,for the islands are...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 10-April-2022

    04/09/2022 11:38:19 PM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    April 10th 2022 6th Sunday of Lent Rimsko-Katolicheskiy Khram Svyatogo Georgiya Pobedonostsa; Roman Catholic church, Omsk, Russia Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Red This gospel is read at the procession with palms before Mass:GospelLuke 19:28-40 ©Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord.Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany,at the mount that is called Olivet,he sent two disciples,saying, ‘Go into the village opposite,where on entering you will find a colt tied,on which no one has ever yet sat;untie it and bring it here.If any one asks you,“Why are you untying...
  • "Palm Sunday, Sunday of the Passion" (Sermon for Holy Week, on Luke 19:28-40 and 22:1 – 23:56)

    04/09/2022 3:40:16 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 10, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Palm Sunday, Sunday of the Passion” (Luke 19:28-40; 22:1 – 23:56) Today is a day that goes by two names: “Palm Sunday” and the “Sunday of the Passion.” The title that we’re probably more familiar with is “Palm Sunday.” For it was on this day that Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, greeted by the cheering crowds, and the people used palm branches to welcome him. Palms were used to indicate victory and triumph. Palms symbolized success and long life. And so on Palm Sunday, Jesus is hailed as the Messiah, the long-prophesied King of Israel, coming to Jerusalem...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sacred Page: Jesus Cheered, then Killed: Readings for Palm/Passion Sunday

    04/09/2022 11:34:12 AM PDT · by fidelis · 7 replies
    The Sacred Page Blog ^ | March 15, 2016 | Dr. John Bergsma
    This Sunday’s readings might seem bipolar or schizophrenic. We begin Mass with exultant cheering as we relive Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We end the Readings on a note of solemn silence, unable to process the reality of one of the most egregious abuses of judicial process and power in human history, in which the only innocent man ever to live is executed. What does it all mean? Despite a few mysterious prophetic texts that seemed to intimate this possibility, the idea that the Messiah could arrive and subsequently be killed was radically counter-intuitive to most of first-century Jews. Yet...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 9-April-2022

    04/09/2022 8:21:57 AM PDT · by annalex · 9 replies
    9 April 2022Saturday of the 5th week of Lent Interior Of Toledo Cathedral, Spain Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingEzekiel 37:21-28 ©I will bring them home and make them one nationThe Lord says this: ‘I am going to take the sons of Israel from the nations where they have gone. I shall gather them together from everywhere and bring them home to their own soil. I shall make them into one nation in my own land and on the mountains of Israel, and one king is to be king of them all; they will no longer form two nations, nor...
  • How Christian of You! Suburban Chicago Church with White Pastor 'Fasting from Whiteness' for Lent

    04/08/2022 3:16:47 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Media Reserch Center Blog ^ | April 7, 2022 | Nick Kangadis
    There’s nothing funnier than a “guilty, white liberal,” and I don’t mean a “laugh with” kind of funny, more of a “laugh at” level of humor. A suburban Chicago church has decided to give up something very peculiar and very hate-filled for Lent — “any music that is associated with white people,” according to Fox News. The First United Church of Oak Park initially sent out a statement on their mission for Lent, which is to focus the music used in the place of worship throughout the time period on pretty much any music that wasn’t written by white people....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 8-April-2022

    04/08/2022 6:53:00 AM PDT · by annalex · 12 replies
    8 April 2022Friday of the 5th week of Lent St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Kyiv, Ukraine Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingJeremiah 20:10-13 ©He has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of evil menJeremiah said:I hear so many disparaging me,‘“Terror from every side!”Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’All those who used to be my friendswatched for my downfall,‘Perhaps he will be seduced into error.Then we will master himand take our revenge!’But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero;my opponents will stumble, mastered,confounded by their failure;everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs.But you, O Lord of Hosts,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 7-April-2022

    04/07/2022 5:26:24 AM PDT · by annalex · 14 replies
    April 7, 2022Thursday of the 5th week of Lent (optional commemoration of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Priest) Saint John Baptist De La Salle Roman Catholic Church, Staten Island, NY Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingGenesis 17:3-9 ©Abraham, the father of a multitude of nationsAbram bowed to the ground and God said this to him, ‘Here now is my covenant with you: you shall become the father of a multitude of nations. You shall no longer be called Abram; your name shall be Abraham, for I make you father of a multitude of nations. I will make you most...
  • "That Day, and Today" (Lenten sermon on Luke 23:26-43)

    04/06/2022 10:40:38 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 6, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “That Day, and Today” (Luke 23:26-43) Our theme for this Lenten series has been, “You Meant It for Evil, But God Meant It for Good.” And evil is often louder than good. In news reporting, for instance, it’s the horrific story that catches people’s attention. Or another example: Criticism, negative comments, tend to be more powerful, “louder” to us than compliments or positive comments. The complaint or criticism or insult sticks with us longer. We keep hearing those things long after the kindness or the affirmation has faded. Evil is often louder than good. Well, that’s true in the reading...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 6-April-2022

    04/06/2022 5:35:32 AM PDT · by annalex · 10 replies
    6 April 2022Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Lviv Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingDaniel 3:14-20,24-25,28 ©God has sent his angel to rescue his servantsKing Nebuchadnezzar said, ‘Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, is it true that you do not serve my gods, and that you refuse to worship the golden statue I have erected? When you hear the sound of horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, or any other instrument, are you prepared to prostrate yourselves and worship the statue I have made? If you refuse to worship it, you must be thrown straight away...
  • Chicago church 'fasting from whiteness' during Lent by ditching hymns written by White people

    04/05/2022 7:47:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Fox news ^ | 04/05/2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A church in suburban Chicago has told parishioners it will abstain from performing any music that is associated with White people during the season of Lent. "In our worship services throughout Lent, we will not be using any music or liturgy written or composed by white people," the website for the First United Church of Oak Park reads. "Our music will be drawn from the African American spirituals tradition, from South African freedom songs, from Native American traditions, and many, many more."
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 5-April-2022

    04/05/2022 4:53:46 AM PDT · by annalex · 10 replies
    5 April 2022Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent (optional commemoration of Saint Vincent Ferrer, Priest) Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, New York City Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingNumbers 21:4-9 ©If anyone was bitten by a serpent, he looked up at the bronze serpent and livedThe Israelites left Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Suph, to skirt the land of Edom. On the way the people lost patience. They spoke against God and against Moses, ‘Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in this wilderness? For there is neither bread nor water here;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 4-April-2022

    04/04/2022 4:58:05 AM PDT · by annalex · 10 replies
    4 April 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Lent (optional commemoration of Saint Isidore, Bishop, Doctor) Saint Isidore Catholic Church (Bloomingdale, Illinois) Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingDaniel 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62 ©Susannah and the eldersIn Babylon there lived a man named Joakim. He had married Susanna daughter of Hilkiah, a woman of great beauty; and she was God-fearing, because her parents were worthy people and had instructed their daughter in the Law of Moses. Joakim was a very rich man, and had a garden attached to his house; the Jews would often visit him since he was held in greater respect...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 2-April-2022; 5th Sunday of Lent

    04/02/2022 11:06:17 PM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 3rd April 2022 | God inspired
    April 3rd 2022 5th Sunday of Lent St. Richard of Chichester church, Buntingford, UK Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet First readingIsaiah 43:16-21 ©See, I am doing a new deed, and I will give my chosen people drinkThus says the Lord,who made a way through the sea,a path in the great waters;who put chariots and horse in the fieldand a powerful armywhich lay there never to rise again,snuffed out, put out like a wick:No need to recall the past,no need to think about what was done before.See, I am doing a new deed,even now it comes to light; can you not...