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Easter Friday

Easter Friday

It’s a battle I think that’s been lost. Sorry. I think most people, at least of the church-going variety, can get to Easter Monday being the day after Easter Day – so, April 17. And Easter Tuesday is April 18. But regularly I find, especially in the advertising world, that last week, Friday April 14… 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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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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Good Friday Coincides with Annunciation

Good Friday Coincides with Annunciation

This year Good Friday fell on 25 March, the Feast of the Annunciation. This coinciding happened in 1910, 1921, and 1932, during the twentieth century, and 2005 and this year, 2016, this century. The next time it happens will be 2157. Don’t forget that there is the early-church/Jewish theory that important events happened on the… Continue Reading

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Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Let us pray (in silence) [that through this week we may share in Christ’s dying and rising] pause Almighty everliving God, [or God of transcendence] as an example of humility for the human race, you sent our saviour to become incarnate and to submit to the cross, grant us the grace to learn from this… Continue Reading

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