web analytics

Month: March 2016

Risen Jesus meets Thomas

Second Sunday of Easter

Let us pray (in silence) [that through the fifty days of Easter, the Risen Christ will touch and transform our lives] pause Grant, we pray, O God, [or Almighty God] that we, who share in the paschal celebrations, may, through your goodness, hold fast to them in the way we live our lives; through Jesus

Read more »

chart for Lent and Easter Seasons

Easter is 50 Days

Great Christian festivals begin in the evening after sunset, are celebrated through the day and on into the next evening. Easter begins in the evening with the Easter Vigil and is celebrated for fifty days as one long festival. Easter is a seventh of the year, the Great Sunday of the year, the 50 days

Read more »

Risen

Risen

The following post was prepared before the Triduum, and has been published automatically. There will be no further activity on this site until Easter Monday. Those who are not celebrating in church might consider going to the movie Risen. I recently went to the movie, Risen. It is the story of a Roman Tribune, Clavius

Read more »

A Decade Online

A Decade Online

Ten years ago, on Maundy Thursday, 13 April 2006, I put my book, Celebrating Eucharist, online for free on this site liturgy.co.nz. I was soon surprised at the number of people visiting the site and, little by little, began to add some more resources. After some time, people urged me to add a blog –

Read more »

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

Read more »