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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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No Christian Passover Seder

No Christian Passover Seder

This is the time of year when some Christians organise their own Passover Seder. There are several articles cautioning against doing so. Here are a couple: Why Christians should not host their own passover seders Say no to Christian seders Study the Jewish Passover Seder by all means – but take care about attempts at… Continue Reading

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Preparing for Holy Week and Easter

Preparing for Holy Week and Easter

Many will be preparing for Holy Week and Easter. Can you point to resources that are helpful for Holy Week and Easter? Please put them in the comments. Palm Sunday service Palm Sunday collect (remember Palm Sunday is Passion Sunday) Holy Week collect/opening prayer reflection Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) collect/opening prayer reflection Easter collect/opening prayer… Continue Reading

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Pope Takes One Small Step Towards Women Priests?

Pope Takes One Small Step Towards Women Priests?

Why is Pope Francis’ change to the Missal, officially allowing women to have feet washed at Holy Thursday’s Evening Mass, stirring up so much dust? Well, remember, Roman Catholicism, always seeks the exact moment, the exact syllable, when any sacrament actually happens. And guess when many understand Jesus to have ordained his apostles? Yep –… Continue Reading

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Holy Week in Two Minutes

Holy Week in Two Minutes

The above excellent video obviously applies beyond the edges of Roman Catholicism. You may know some videos that present that wider context… Ps. a good e-friend with a Jewish background also reminded me how often we can exclude and be prejudiced in ways we may not be aware of… including in this Holy Week. •… Continue Reading

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Lent resources

Lent resources

I’m collecting links here to resources for Lent. Especially for those who are not regulars here. Please remember to click on the different tabs on the menu above; hover over them to see sub-menus, use the search box in the top right to find what you are looking for. Please add other resources, including your… Continue Reading

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Sacred Triduum

Sacred Triduum

The Triduum – the most sacred time in the church’s year… The time encompassing the death and resurrection of Christ… Holy Thursday to Easter Day… These days are one liturgy of three interlocking rites… The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday The Liturgy of Good Friday The Great Vigil of Easter The Eucharist on Thursday evening, in… Continue Reading

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