Celebration of the Sacred Triduum
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:35
The Paschal Triduum consists of three days, sunset to sunset, from Holy Thursday evening to Easter Sunday evening. During these days we keep one festival, our PASSOVER, our EASTER. We come to this one celebration with all members of our parish family - and in spirit, with all Christians in every time and place. It is the Passover of the Lord! These three days must be experienced as one. On Passion (Palm) Sunday, we entered Jerusalem singing Hosanna. Jerusalem is the key image and metaphor of all that will happen during these, our high holy days. In Jerusalem our "Hosanna to the Son of David!" will turn to "crucify him!" and finally to "Alleluia, He is risen!" Let us now enter this mystery of salvation. . .
Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum
Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:57
As Jesus did two millennia ago, we enter today into the holy city of Jerusalem. We approach the Temple waving
branches and singing Hosanna to the Son of David. The Temple is the place of Sacrifice. Jesus is the Lamb of the New Covenant. He is the sacrificial gift that celebrates reconciliation and a new communion with our God. With the help of the beautiful images the Gospels presented to us these past three weeks, we now know that Jesus is Living Water, the Light of the World, Resurrection and Life. Today we celebrate him as Son of David, our Lord and King.
Companions on the Journey - Raising of Lazarus
Thursday, 03 April 2014 01:58
We have all taken part in the funerals of relatives and friends. We have all cried over the death of a loved one. It is indeed beautiful and emotional to see Jesus crying over the death of his friend Lazarus. It is even stronger in the original Greek word that has Jesus braying loudly, like an animal over the loss of his friend. This is a very human Jesus with strong emotions.
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