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Friday 24 March

Wisdom 2:1,12-22; Ps 34: 17-21, 23; John 7: 1-2,10, 25-30 Preparing for Good Friday Our Lenten Fridays echo Good Friday, our hearts are being slowly prepared to be with the one we love as he suffers. Although Jesus reluctantly goes to Jerusalem as secretly as he can, those there, when they recognise him, want to […]

The Easter Triduum

Triduum means three days of prayer. What binds together the three days of the Easter Triduum — Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil — is that all of them are Easter. Each, in their way, celebrates Christ’s dying and rising from the dead. The liturgy does not, in fact, separate Our Lord’s death […]

Jesus – The Face of God

Palm Sunday See Readings  Sunday 29 March  – p27       Today marks a more intense phase of our journey with Jesus to Easter. The Church returns to its earliest memories, namely, the Passion narratives that formed the building blocks of the four Gospels. However, the drama of the Passion should integrate but not […]

Good Friday 29 March

Psalm 31, Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 A place of refuge Psalm 31 teaches us how to live and how to die. In trusting his life to God, the psalmist has found a place of refuge, an unshakeable rock, a strong fortress. His whole life depends on God who delivers, turns, comes, saves, […]

Friday April 22

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12, Ps 31, Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9, John 18:1 – 19:42 Watching and waiting My family is enthralled with the monarch butterfly. Tiny eggs hidden under the leaves of the swan plant. The frenetic activity of the caterpillar. Their total retreat into the dark of the chrysalis. Silence. We know that […]

Easter Thursday’s Train

by John Hassan Easter Thursday’s Capital Connection Clitters across Paremata bridge. Evening sun shafts through the carriage, Bubblies clink over laughing tipsie Friends heading north to Palmie. The guy beside me Googles to Stuff, Double clicks on Monday’s Moscow Metro mayhem, Two women Strapped with nail bombs kill 39. Rebel leader Umarov claims revenge For […]

Dying to Live

A Reflection on Easter He was above all, a teacher. Sometimes, we forget that. But if we narrow His story to fit our notions of atonement theology, we make Him too small, and make God too small. This Jesus, this sacred fire in human form, was the greatest teacher this world has known. He taught […]