Monthly Archives: March 2018

Holy Saturday

Now, he lies in the tomb, dead as a doornail after being nailed on the cross. The apostles have all scurried and been scattered: lost, confused and very fearful for their own lives. This is not how it is supposed … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Good Friday is the saddest day in Christendom. It marks the death of Jesus. He did not simply die. He was put to death, executed. He was not simply executed. He was tortured for many hours and in many different … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday

There is nothing like a shared meal that binds family and friends together. Memories and stories shared around the table are the glue that cement relationships. Often, when we share a meal, we love to recall all our past meals … Continue reading

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Wednesday of Holy Week

This scene is my favorite from the movie version of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. It is not in the original stage version. It is also the least “biblical” part of this rock opera, but, I think, the most human. … Continue reading

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Tuesday of Holy Week

Judas has often been portrayed as the foremost personification of treacherousness for having betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. People who are traitorous, deceitful, unfaithful, duplicitous are invariable called or branded as ‘Judases’. Yet, there is a bit of … Continue reading

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Monday of Holy Week

When Christ entered Jerusalem in triumph, he was coming from his ministry in the Galilean countryside. In proclaiming the coming Kingdom of God, Jesus preached and taught the crowds; he healed the sick and raised the dead; he performed signs … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday. Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The crowds were singing their praises and hosannas for him. But the leaders and authorities were worried and were plotting on how to get rid of him. He rebukes them: Why waste your … Continue reading

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