Five Ways to Live the Liturgy through the Readings during Holy Week Reply

For me the most beautiful liturgical time of the year has always been Holy Week. Through the readings at during daily Mass I can relive the unfolding drama of Christ’s Passion leading up to the climax of the Cross. Then after pondering those events in my heart outside the tomb on Holy Saturday, I awaken with deeper joy at the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Every year, although it’s the same story, I find myself accompanying Christ differently, depending on where I am in my own journey at the time, and how God speaks to me through the liturgy. I find he never stops speaking to me and revealing himself to me in different ways. This year, with the circumstances we’re living, I’m expecting Christ to reveal something great, More…

The Seventh Word, “Father, into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit” 6

“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” With a last sigh your head drops slowly towards us, with your chin just above the breast-bone. We can now look up at your face; finally it is relaxed and calm, illuminated with the gentle majesty of God. More…

The Third Word, “Behold Thy Son,” “Behold Thy Mother” 7

Meditation on the 7 Last Words, by Fr Jason Smith
The curses and insults have begun to dwindle. The large crowd is no longer interested in watching Jesus die. The show is over. More…

The Second Word: This Day You Will Be with Me in Paradise 5

Meditation on the 7 Last Words, by Fr Jason Smith

We have been accompanying Christ during his passion. As if the cruelty of his torments was not enough, now, suddenly, a new type of scourging begins: More…