'Easter' Tagged Posts

'Easter' Tagged Posts

Easter Sunday Reflection (2020)

During the Triduum, we contemplate the greatest manifestation of divine activity in human history: the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is the culmination of the Triduum, so we should not be surprised that the opening prayer is a summery of the Triduum events. O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s…

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Reflection (2020)

We acknowledge Jesus Christ as our great high priest. We get the most detailed discussion of that in the letter to the Hebrews, the second reading on Good Friday. But what do priests do? We can think of priests as religious leaders who teach the congregation, lead worship, lend an ear to people who need to talk.  An interesting aspect of human culture is that, over millennia, there have been and are now thousands of religions. Most of them have priests and what priests…

Holy Thursday Reflection (2020)

There are a lot of important and interesting elements to St. John’s Gospel. He gives by far the longest, most detailed description of the Last Supper. Matthew, Mark, and Luke use two or three pages. St. John’s record goes five chapters, starting with chapter 13 and finishing at the end of chapter 17. We also only get the tradition of washing feet at the Thursday evening Mass of the Last Supper from St. John (John 13:1 – 15). Very interestingly, St. John does not…