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  • "The Light Shines in the Darkness" (Sermon for Good Friday, on John 1:1-5, 9-14)

    04/02/2021 1:15:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 2, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Light Shines in the Darkness” (John 1:1-5, 9-14) Tonight we’re doing a traditional Good Friday evening service called “Tenebrae.” The Latin word, “tenebrae,” means “shadows” or “darkness.” This is the Service of the Shadows, the Service of Darkness--moving to complete darkness at the end of the service. This reminds us of the darkness that came over the land when Christ was hanging on the cross, the great darkness that occurred when the author of life was put to death. And then his lifeless body was placed in the tomb, and night fell, and all was darkness and shadows. The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Readings 4-02-2021, Feria sexta in Passione Domini ("Friday of the Passion of the Lord").

    04/02/2021 12:51:33 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 2 April 2021 | God
    April 02 2021 Feria sexta in Passione Domini ("Friday of the Passion of the Lord"). The Church of The Holy Passion of our Lord, Amberley, New Zealand Lectionary 261There is no Mass today. The readings given here are used in the afternoon celebration of the Lord's Passion.First readingIsaiah 52:13-53:12 ©The servant of the Lord, an expiatory SacrificeSee, my servant will prosper,he shall be lifted up, exalted, rise to great heights.As the crowds were appalled on seeing him– so disfigured did he lookthat he seemed no longer human –so will the crowds be astonished at him,and kings stand speechless before him;for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 4-01-2021, Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday / Dies Cenae Domini

    04/01/2021 2:55:21 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 1 April 2021 | God
    April 01 2021 Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday / Dies Cenae Domini Saint Eugenia's Church, Stockholm, Sweden Lectionary 260First 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 for our God,to comfort all those who mourn and to give themfor ashes a garland;for mourning robe the oil of gladness,for despondency, praise.But you, you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 3-31-2021, Wednesday of the Holy Week

    03/31/2021 12:35:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 31 March 2021 | God
    March 31 2021 Wednesday of the Holy Week Saint Francis Xavier Church, Cincinnati, OH Lectionary 258First 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 Lord...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 3-30-2021, Tuesday of the Holy Week

    03/30/2021 4:02:33 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 30 March 2021 | God
    March 30 2021 Tuesday of the Holy Week Saint Louis Catholic Church, Beirut, Lebanon Lectionary 257First 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 was thinking,...
  • When does Lent end?

    03/29/2021 6:07:54 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 28 replies
    March 29, 2021 | vanity
    As a prodigal son that is supporting the Catholic Religion, and have my daughter in a Catholic School I am trying to support the religion. Sometimes difficult with the state of the Catholic Church, which is why I separate the religion and church. Last year I discovered the Lent may end on Thursday instead of Easter Sunday, which leads to questions. When does Lent end? According to several websites it is April 3rd. Another site says Thursday April 1 in keeping with the Last Supper. Furthermore Lent as I was taught was 40 days, since Lent started Feb 17, and...
  • White House reporters mocked after Biden again discusses ice cream with press: 'Hard hitting journalisming'

    03/29/2021 9:16:56 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/29/21 | Brian Flood
    President Biden continued to receive friendly coverage from the press on Sunday when reporters caught him on a tarmac in Delaware to inquire about what he was giving up for Lent, resulting in another conversation about ice cream. A reporter shouted, "Mr. President what are you giving up for Lent?" "I gave up all sweets for Lent, you have no idea how hard it is for me," Biden said as reporters chuckled "What’s the first sweet you’re looking forward to having?" the reporter asked in a follow-up question. "Ice cream," he said.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 3-29-2021, Monday of the Holy Week

    03/29/2021 12:47:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 29 March 2021 | God
    March 29 2021 Monday of the Holy Week Saint Michael's church, Ghent,Belgium Lectionary 256First 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 awaiting his law.Thus says...
  • Catholic Causus: Daily Mass Readings 3-28-2021, Palm Sunday

    03/28/2021 5:22:19 AM PDT · by annalex · 20 replies
    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm Sunday Catedral Basílica Notre-Dame – Ottawa, Canada This gospel is read at the procession with palms before Mass:EITHER:GospelMark 11:1-10 ©Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord.When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and said to them, ‘Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring it. If any one says to you, “Why are you doing this?”...
  • "Hosanna!" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/ Sunday of the Passion, on John 12:11-19)

    03/27/2021 7:57:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 28, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Hosanna!” (John 12:11-19) Today is Palm Sunday, and if there is a “word of the day” for this day, it’s “Hosanna!” How often do we see that word show up in our service today! We started the service by saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” Then we heard the Gospel reading, where the crowd cries out, “Hosanna!” As we processed in, we sang the refrain six times, “To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.” And we concluded the procession by saying, “Hosanna in the highest.” So before we even sat down, we heard or said or...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-27-2021

    03/27/2021 7:44:42 AM PDT · by annalex · 11 replies
    Saturday of the 5th week of LentBasilica del Santisimo Sacramento – Buenos Aires, Argentina 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 be two separate kingdoms....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-26-2021, Friday of the 5th week of Lent

    03/26/2021 1:44:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 26 March 2021 | God
    March 26 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Muscat, Oman Lectionary 255First 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, you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-25-2021, THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD

    03/25/2021 4:23:58 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 25 March 2021 | God
    March 25 2021 THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD Grotto of the Basilica of the Annunciation, Jerusalem, IsraelBy Berthold Werner - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5512531 Lectionary 254First readingIsaiah 7:10-14,8:10 ©The maiden is with childThe Lord spoke to Ahaz and said, ‘Ask the Lord your God for a sign for yourself coming either from the depths of Sheol or from the heights above.’ ‘No,’ Ahaz answered ‘I will not put the Lord to the test.’ Then Isaiah said:‘Listen now, House of David:are you not satisfied with trying the patience of menwithout trying the patience of my God, too?The Lord himself, therefore,will...
  • "'Follow Me': The Crown of Discipleship" (Lenten sermon on Mark 10:17-22)

    03/24/2021 10:08:45 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 24, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “‘Follow Me’: The Crown of Discipleship” (Mark 10:17-22) Today we conclude our series on the “Follow Me” sayings of Jesus in Gospel of Mark. Last week we took up “The Cross of Discipleship.” Today our theme is “The Crown of Discipleship.” And that’s a good order to go, because there is no crown without the cross, and there is no cross we endure that will not be far outweighed by the crown we will receive. And both the cross and the crown come as we follow Jesus. Last week we talked about the cross. Now we take up the crown....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-24-2021

    03/24/2021 5:51:46 AM PDT · by annalex · 8 replies
    Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano – San Juan Capistrano, CA 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 into the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-23-2021, Memorial of Saint Toribio de Mogrovejo, bishop

    03/23/2021 3:43:45 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 23 March 2021 | God
    March 23 2021 Memorial of Saint Toribio de Mogrovejo, bishop Catholic Church of Chillicothe, Missouri, St Columban Lectionary 252First 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; we are sick of this unsatisfying food.’ At this God...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-22-2021, Feast of St. Nicholas Owen of Oxford

    03/22/2021 3:44:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 22 March 2021 | God
    March 22 2021 Feast of St. Nicholas Owen of Oxford Catholic Church of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Oxford, UK Lectionary 251First 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 than any other man. Two elderly men had...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-21-2021, 5th Sunday of Lent

    03/21/2021 4:37:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 21 March 2021 | God
    March 21 2021 St. Mary's Cathedral and Basilica, seat of the Syro-Malabar diocese in Kochi, Kerala. Lectionary 35First readingJeremiah 31:31-34 ©I will write my Law in their heartsSee, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks – when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel (and the House of Judah), but not a covenant like the one I made with their ancestors on the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant of mine, so I had to show them who...
  • "Great Servant" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Mark 10:35-45)

    03/20/2021 10:02:31 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 21, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Great Servant” (Mark 10:35-45) Are you familiar with what an oxymoron is? An oxymoron is when you put two words together that seem to contradict each other. The two ideas don’t belong together. The classic example is “jumbo shrimp.” Another would be “plastic silverware.” Or “civil war.” Well, today in our text we have two concepts put together that don’t seem to fit. It’s the idea of being “great,” placed side by side with the idea of being a “servant.” Those two thoughts would seem to cancel each other out. But not the way Jesus tells it. And not the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-2021,

    03/20/2021 3:37:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 20 March 2021 | God
    March 20 2021 Phát Diệm Cathedral, Vietnam Lectionary 249First readingJeremiah 11:18-20 ©'Let us cut him off from the land of the living, so that his name may be quickly forgotten'The Lord revealed it to me; I was warned. O Lord, that was when you opened my eyes to their scheming. I for my part was like a trustful lamb being led to the slaughter-house, not knowing the schemes they were plotting against me, ‘Let us destroy the tree in its strength, let us cut him off from the land of the living, so that his name may be quickly forgotten!’But...