Holy Saturday, Descent into Hell

On Saturday, the high priests and Pharisees gathered together before Pilate and asked him to have Jesus' tomb sealed until the third day; because, as those enemies of God said, "We suspect that His disciples will come and steal His buried body by night, and then proclaim to the people that His resurrection is true, … Continue reading Holy Saturday, Descent into Hell

Holy Thursday

On the evening of this day, which was the eve of the feast of unleavened bread (that is, the Passover), our Redeemer supped with His twelve disciples in the city. He blessed the bread and the wine, and gave us the Mystery of the Divine Eucharist. He washed the feet of the disciples as an … Continue reading Holy Thursday

Holy Wednesday

Two women - say the more discerning interpreters of the Gospel - anointed the Lord with myrrh; the one, a long time before His Passion; the other, a few days before. One was a harlot and sinner; the other, chaste and virtuous. The Church commemorates this reverent act today. 12 What she did was to … Continue reading Holy Wednesday

Holy Tuesday, April 7th

On Holy Tuesday, we honor the parable of the ten virgins, which our Saviour related as He was coming to His Passion. This parable teaches us that the accomplishment of the great work of virginity should not make us careless in other matters, especially in almsgiving, wherewith the lamp of virginity is made radiant. Further, … Continue reading Holy Tuesday, April 7th

Holy Monday, April 6th

The holy Passion of our Saviour begins today,  with Joseph prefiguring the coming of Christ. Joseph  was the eleventh son of Jacob, the first by Rachel.  Since his was his father's favorite his own brethren came to envy him and cast him into a pit. Later, worrying of blood on their hands,  they sold him … Continue reading Holy Monday, April 6th

Palm Sunday, April 5th

On Sunday, five days before the Passover of the Law, the Lord came from Bethany to Jerusalem. Sending two of His disciples to bring Him a foal of an ass, He sat thereon and entered into the city. When the multitude there heard that Jesus was coming, they straightway took up the branches of palm … Continue reading Palm Sunday, April 5th

Good Friday: Matthew 27 and St Elijah

I think the Voice is a good modern translation of the Bible.  I'm going thru the New Testament in I think 40 days with them, via email, and here's one chapter, so perhaps you will be interested as well.  I pulled this one as it came up on St. Elias (Elijah's) name day but my … Continue reading Good Friday: Matthew 27 and St Elijah