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Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Monday 2019



The Resurrected Jesus meets up with two disciples on the road to Emmaus
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"That very same day, two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem and they were talking together about all that had happened.  Now as they talked this over, Jesus himself came up and walked by their side, but something prevented them from recognizing him..  When they drew near to the village to which they were going, he made as if to go on; but they pressed him to stay with them. 'It is nearly evening' they said 'and the day is almost over.' So he went in to stay with them.  Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them.  And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; but he had vanished from their sight.Then they said to each other, 'Did not our hearts burn withing us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?'  They set out that instant and returned to Jerusalem."

[Passage is from Luke 24: 13-16 & 28-33, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday 2019



Resurrection of the Christ
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"After the sabbath and towards dawn on the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to visit the sepulcher.  And all at once there was a violent earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it.  His face was like lightning, his robe white as snow.  The guards were so shaken, so frightened of him, that they were like dead men.  But the angel spoke; and he said to the women, 'There is no need for you to be afraid.  I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here, for he has risen, as he said he would...' "

[Passage is from Matthew 28:1-6, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday 2019


Jesus dies on the Cross
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"Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.  Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved (John) standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, 'Woman, this is your son'. Then to the disciple he said, 'this is your mother'. And from that moment the disciple made a place for her in his home.  After this, Jesus knew that everything had now been completed, and to fulfill the scripture perfectly he said 'I am thirsty'. A jar full of vinegar stood there, so putting a sponge soaked in the vinegar on a hyssop stick they held it up to his mouth.  After Jesus had taken the vinegar he said, 'It is accomplished', and bowing his head he gave up his spirit."

[Passage is from John 19:25-30, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Holy Thursday 2019


Jesus distributes bread to His Apostles at His Last Supper
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"And as they were eating he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. 'Take it,' he said'this is my body.' Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks  he gave it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, 'This is my blood, the blood of the covenant which is to be poured out for many. I tell you solemnly, I shall not drink any more wine until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God.' "

[Passage is from Mark 14:22-25,  Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]


Jesus awakens His sleeping disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane
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"He then left to make his way as usual to the Mount of Olives (Gethsemane is at its foot), with disciples following.  When they reached the place he said to them, 'Pray not to be put to the test'.  Then he withdrew from them, about a stone's throw away, and knelt down and prayed. 'Father,' he said 'if you are willing, take this cup away from me.  Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine.' Then an angel appeared to him coming from heaven to give him strength. In his anguish he prayed even more earnestly, and his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.  When he rose from prayer he went to the disciples and found them sleeping for sheer grief.  'Why are you asleep?" he said to them. 'Get up and pray not to be put to the test' "

[Passage is from Luke:39-46, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday 2019


Jesus' Triumphal entry into Jerusalem
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"As they were untying the colt, its owner said, 'Why are you untying that colt?' and they answered 'The Master needs it'.  So they took the colt to Jesus, and throwing their garments over its back they helped Jesus on to it.  As he moved off, people spread their cloaks in the road, and now, as he was approaching the downward slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole group of disciples joyfully began to praise God at the top of their voices for all the miracles they had seen.  They cried out:

'Blessings on the King who comes,
in the name of the lord!
Peace in heaven
and glory in the highest heaven!'

Some Pharisees in the crowd said to him, 'Master, check your disciples', but he answered, 'I tell you, if these keep silence the stones will cry out'."

[Passage is from Luke 19:33-40, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday 2019



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Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019) begins the Lenten season in the Catholic and other Christian churches, lasting 40 weekdays (Mon-Sat) until Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019.   The ashes placed on the forehead are a reminder that we are dust and unto dust we shall return. (Genesis 3:19). 

Lent is a time for focusing on the life and death of Jesus Christ through personal prayer, penance, repentance, selfless giving, and self-denial.  Holy Week, the last week of Lent, commemorates Jesus' Last Supper with His Apostles on Holy Thursday, His Passion and death on Good Friday, and culminates with the celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas 2018



Humble Blogger Dave and Loving Wife Rose wish all Blog visitors a very Merry Christmas and exciting 2019!!