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Author Archives: Bosco Peters

Good Friday

Good Friday

The cross is the axis of the world; it is the Tree of Life. In the icon, Golgotha is the site of Adam’s burial (represented by the skull). The blood of Christ flows onto humanity represented by Adam and Eve. The cross echoes the tree from which Adam and Eve ate. “The tree of shame… Continue Reading

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Jews and Holy Week

Jews and Holy Week

Those of us who read the daily Eucharistic readings (these must be the world’s most read-together daily biblical texts) are on our third week of reading from John’s Gospel. Daily, we’ve been hearing negative statements about “the Jews”. Tomorrow, Good Friday, all that will come to a head in John’s Passion narrative. When it comes… Continue Reading

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Learning from Jesus the Jester 1

Learning from Jesus the Jester 1

It was April Fools’ Day recently. In an absolute monarchy, the jester (the fool) could communicate information to the monarch that other people, if they did this, would lose their head for. In a democracy, a political cartoonist or a late-night TV comedian has this role of a jester (a fool). A cartoon can convey… Continue Reading

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Easter Resources

Easter Resources

Let us pray (in silence) [that the Risen Christ draw us into the life of God] pause O God, you make this most holy night to shine with the glory of the risen Christ, stir up in your Church a spirit of adoption, so that, renewed in mind and body, we may dedicate our lives… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 10

Matthew in Slow Motion 10

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:17) πᾶσαι οὖν αἱ γενεαὶ ἀπὸ Ἀβραὰμ ἕως Δαυὶδ γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ Δαυὶδ ἕως τῆς μετοικεσίας Βαβυλῶνος γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ… Continue Reading

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