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    Easter – The Meaning of the Feast

    The meaning of Easter is more than springtime and dyed eggs. The significance of Easter is that not only sin but death has been conquered by the risen Christ who foretold his own resurrection from the dead before he gave his life for us on Good Friday....

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    Good Friday – Victory of the Cross

    Good Friday is the day of the Crucifixion, Passion, and Death of the Lord Jesus Christ. The cross was a terrorist weapon. In embracing it, was Jesus accepting defeat or pursuing a brilliant victory?...

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    Holy Saturday: He Descended into Hell

    The Creed proclaims "He descended into Hell". This homily for Holy Saturday from the 4th Century treats of the "harrowing of hell" and the rescue of Adam and Eve. This was a popular theme in early and medieval Christian poetry, liturgy and song. Note the parallels between Adam and Eve's sin, which lost paradise for us, and the passion of Christ, which won for us not simply an earthly paradise, but eternal life....

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    Holy Week and Triduum Devotions

    Holy Week & Triduum Devotions: Sundown on Holy Thursday during Holy Week marks the beginning of three sacred days (Triduum) that changed the destiny of the human race. Here are some suggestions for prayer and reflection to help you make the most of Holy Week, especially Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday....

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    Holy Thursday – Eucharist, The Body of Christ

    Holy or Maunday Thursday, the night of the Last Supper aka the Lord's Supper, the institution of the Holy Eucharist -- What did he mean when he said "This is my body and this is my blood" and "Do this in Memory of Me"? And what does the Catholic mean by talking about transubstantiation and the body of Christ?...

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    Lamb that was Slain – Melito

    Melito of Sardis, a 2nd century Father of the Church, shows how the Passover Lamb and many Old Testament realities, prefigure Christ and his suffering. This marvelous Holy Week reading is a great example of the spiritual sense of Scripture....

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    Observing Holy Week – Gregory of Nazianzen

    Gregory of Nazianzen here provides us a wonderful guide to meditating on the Passion of Christ in a way that will make Holy Week and the Triduum a life-changing experience. We are enter into the paschal sacrifice by finding ourselves in the various actors of the drama....

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    Holy Week Readings and Thanksgiving Prayers

    Excerpts from two ancient Holy Week homilies followed by a special Holy Week thanksgiving prayer appropriate for either personal or corporate use. Super devotions for the sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday....

  • bonaventure - mystical contemplative prayer in the Holy Spirit July 15
    Mystical Prayer in the Holy Spirit – Bonaventure

    St. Bonaventure, known as the Seraphic Doctor, teaches us hear about mystical or contemplative prayer in the Holy Spirit....

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    Passion Sunday – Palm Sunday

    Passion Sunday -- The Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday, is observed by virtually all Christians. But for Roman Catholics it is also Passion Sunday during which all stand for the entire passion account. It's a bittersweet day, beginning with hosanna's, ending in suffering....

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