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Tag Archive for ‘Judas’

Monday 14 May

ST MATTHIAS, apostle Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalm 113; John 15:9-17 I chose you Jesus reminds disciples that it was he who chose them, not they who chose him. The reading from Acts shows how the Holy Spirit guided the apostles in their choice of who was to replace Judas as one of the twelve. Replacements and […]

Tuesday 27 March

Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17; John 13:21-23,36-38 My cause was with the Lord After Judas had taken the bread, Satan entered him. Jesus then said, ‘What you are going to do, do quickly.’ Judas departs into the night to betray him. Jesus’ troubled spirit becomes consoled. ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified, […]

Monday 10 April

Isaiah 42:1-7; Psalm 27; John 12:1-11 Light of the nations Lazarus, Martha and Mary, good friends of Jesus, recognised him as Lord and Saviour, and bathed in the light of his goodness and love. Judas, obsessed with money, was blind to the Christ-light, and closed off from his love. As we enter into the holiest […]

Thursday 14 May

St Matthias, Apostle Acts 1:15-17, 20-26, Ps. 113, John 15:9-17 Witness to His resurrection This apostle was selected from the disciples of Christ to act as a witness to Jesus’ resurrection, replacing Judas who betrayed his Master. From being a disciple – a pupil learning the Good News of salvation – Matthias was commissioned to […]

Tuesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1-6, Ps. 71, John 13:21-33,36-38 “One of you will betray me” When we hear “one of you will betray me,” we immediately think of Judas not ourselves. But the disciples looked at each other wondering who it might be. In Eucharist we receive bread from the hand of Jesus like Judas. Jesus hands himself […]

Wednesday 16 April

Wednesday of Holy Week Isaiah 50:4-9, Ps 69, Matt 26:14-25 When plans go so wrong “Not I, Rabbi, surely?” When Judas Iscariot asked Jesus this question, did he ever think that his plan to sell Jesus for thirty pieces of silver would end up such a horrendous mistake? Did he ever believe that the kingdom […]

The enigma of Judas

“One of you is going to betray me…” To many of us, one of the greatest enigmas in the New Testament is the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. Named as one of the original 12 apostles Jesus chose, Judas would have been close to him for perhaps as long as three years. How could he […]

Aspects of the Gospel

Spikenard “An ancient fragrant and costly ointment prepared mainly from a plant of the same name,” says my dictionary. Apparently it is also called muskroot which is the name of a flowering plant of the valerian family found originally in the Himalayan mountains. The rhizomes of spikenard are crushed and distilled into an amber coloured […]

The Gospel of Matthew – Part 7

This is the final installment of Joe McHugh’s series.The chapters covered are featured in the liturgy of Holy Week. Chapters 26-28: Jesus the Messiah suffers, dies and is raised The chief priests and elders decide to put Jesus to death, but they caution one another, “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot […]