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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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Pope Francis Illustrates Who Are God’s People

Pope Francis Illustrates Who Are God’s People

Pope Francis has managed to do it again! Upset people by declaring by word and action that all are God’s people – God’s children. Remember, after the criticism of Pope Francis washing the feet of women he changed the rules. After careful consideration…To manifest the full meaning of the rite to those who participate in… 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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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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