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March 2013

Jesus dies on the cross

Jesus is condemned to die Jesus carries his cross Jesus falls for the first time Jesus meets his mother Simon helps Jesus carry his cross Veronica wipes Jesus’ face Jesus falls the second time Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem Jesus falls the third time Jesus is stripped Jesus is nailed to the cross 12.

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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. •

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Pope Francis

new leaders

The shocked reaction, by some, to the above photo, is to assure people that it is photoshopped. You can, they tell us, notice by a crease on the pope’s leg, and by the shiny triangle… etc. etc. Yes, Pope Francis’ style is a bit different. The photo isn’t photoshopped. Here are two images for people

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Temple sculpture

ritual required

Humans have a thirst for symbols, a requirement for ritual, a longing for liturgy. Those who cannot acknowledge that will make no sense of the $60,000 sculpture project launched in Christchurch: A large $60,000 sculpture will be built over the next three months on a central Christchurch site left empty by the earthquakes, but it

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