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Even Pagans are Losing Their Religion

Even Pagans are Losing Their Religion

This year there were the usual suspects attacking me online, often anonymously, from the Bible-alone crowd, that Good Friday isn’t in the Bible, that I am living in darkness, that I am ignorant, that I was following “man-made” (sic) rules, and that Easter is a pagan celebration. Anita Lea (who has 95K followers on twitter… Continue Reading

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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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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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Holy Week Resources

Holy Week Resources

Although some still call last Sunday “Passion Sunday” (even though there was no special stress on the Passion in our agreed readings), the majority Western practice is to call this coming Sunday “Passion Sunday” with the Liturgy of the Palms. This coming Sunday is the Sunday we read the Passion. We, once again, have an… Continue Reading

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Easter Resources

Easter Resources

I am being asked for resources for Easter and the Easter Season. One note: the search facility on this site is very good – put whatever you are looking for into the search box (“Easter” or “Easter Vigil” or “Easter Season”) in the top right hand, and, if there is something on this site, it… Continue Reading

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Run, Mary! Run!

Run, Mary! Run!

Virgem Maria correndo para Jesus NOSSA SENHORA CORRENDO? Sim! Pois grande é sua alegria ao ver o Filho ressuscitado! Isso acontece na ocasião da Páscoa, em uma festividade na cidade italiana de Sulmona. Quando ela avista Jesus ao longe, seu manto negro de luto cai, e 12 pombas se põe a voar. Essa é uma… Continue Reading

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