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April 18-20 - The Triduum

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/17/19

Hello Everyone! Here is a diagram that shows the different themes of each of the Liturgies for the Triduum (Thursday - Saturday).

Here is our schedule: The Light is on for You : Reconciliation in Chapel Wednesday April 17th   6:30 to 7:30pm COME CELEBRATE THE TRIDUUM Holy Thursday ... Read More »

April 17 - 30 Pieces of Silver

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/17/19

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Scripture: We see again the reading from Isaiah detailing the Messiah as someone who will be a suffering servant. I think it is important for us to consider that the pains that Christ felt during his passion were both actual present day physical pain, actual ... Read More »

April 16 - Betrayed and Denied

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/16/19

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Scripture: We are full steam ahead into the Triduum. There are only so many ways to reinforce the Messianic predictions of the prophets. In faithful retrospect it is easier for us to "Know what the prophecy means," however this would be a good time to ... Read More »

April 15 - Anointing for Death

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/14/19

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Scripture: It is fitting that as Jesus prepares for his final stays in Jerusalem that he stay at the house of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha. During his stay while they reclined at table, Martha anointed Jesus' feet with expensive and perfumed oil. Judas began to ... Read More »

April 14 - Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/13/19

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Scripture: Palm or Passion Sunday likes to juxtapose the triumphal entry into Jerusalem where people praise Jesus and welcome him as the messiah/king with the march of Jesus' cross to Golgatha. We have the people starting out with "Hosanna, Son of David," ending with ... Read More »

April 13 - Covenants Fulfilled

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/13/19

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Scriptures: The prophet Ezekiel is writing at the time of the Babylonian Exile. He is writing about the end of that exile and how the Lord plans to give them a Messiah. The prophets were clear that God was sending them back to the promised ... Read More »

April 12 - The Meaning of the Season

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/12/19

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Scripture: The grave sin of false accusation and the punishment of the innocent have been the running theme for the last few weeks. As we approach Holy Week this weekend, we see that the emphasis has been changed to one of vindication in the Lord. ... Read More »

April 11 - Greater than Abraham

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/10/19

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Scripture: A while back I said that I could spend a lot of time talking about how Jesus is the fulfillment of every covenant that God made with humanity. Today we see how Jesus is marking the fulfillment of the covenant with Abraham. What was ... Read More »

April 10 - The Fire Didn't Burn Them

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/10/19

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Scripture: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego foreshadow the Christian martyr alongside the prophets. There were no Jewish Martyrs in the Bible (that I can think of) until the prophets. Even, in this case, these three men escape the fiery furnace with God's help and to God's ... Read More »

April 9 - Look Upon the Cross

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/09/19

 

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Scripture: The older I get, the more I love and appreciate the human condition. We are not good at suffering, and we are certainly not good at suffering at the hands or under the leadership of someone else. Built in to the complaints of the ... Read More »

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