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Celebrating Holy Week

April 1, 2010

Between my basement being filled with water and the Catholic celebration of Holy Week, I haven’t had time for much else.  So in lieu of my normal blog posts, here is a link to a series on the Catholic celebration of Holy Week that I wrote last year, for anyone who is so inclined.  I’ll [...]

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Holy Week: Easter Sunday

April 12, 2009

This is the day the Lord has made;  let us rejoice and be glad, Alleluia! With the ritual and ceremony of the great liturgy of the Triduum now concluded with the fanfare of the Easter Vigil, Holy Week draws to a close with Easter Sunday.  As a Liturgy, the Mass of Easter Sunday is fairly [...]

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Holy Week: The Easter Vigil

April 11, 2009

This is the night when Jesus Christ broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave. The final part of the great Triduum liturgy, the culmination of Holy Week, and the most solemn Mass of the Church Year is the great Easter Vigil.  One of the most ancient rites of the Church, the [...]

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Holy Week: Good Friday

April 10, 2009

Behold the wood of the Cross, on which is hung our salvation.  O come, let us adore. The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death is the second part of the Great Liturgy of the Triduum, the heart of the Holiest week of the Church year.  Good Friday is the only day on which no [...]

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Holy Week: Holy Thursday

April 9, 2009

Let us ever glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for He is our salvation, our life and our resurrection; through him we are saved and made free. While Palm Sunday set the stage, Holy Thursday begins the Easter Triduum, the three days that make up the heart of Holy Week.  While each [...]

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Holy Week: Palm Sunday

April 8, 2009

Hosanna to the Son of David.  Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord, O King of Israel. Hosanna in the Highest. As the Entrance Song above illustrates, Palm Sunday (also known as Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion) is the prologue to the great celebration of the Paschal [...]

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Holy Week: An Introduction

April 8, 2009

As I mentioned yesterday, I am a bit burnt out from politics, and have decided to focus this week on the more important things in life.  A big part of that for me is my Catholic faith, and this week above all is a good time to reflect on that faith.  Holy Week has always [...]

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