“He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said.” When pilgrims to the Holy Land approach the most holy of all sites in the world – the Lord's tomb, the place of His Resurrection – they are greeted ironically by these words spoken today by the angel: “Non est hic – He is not here.” It is an ironic greeting because those who come to venerate the Lord's tomb are in search of Christ, desperately longing to come into contact with the living God by their presence at His to
“On the day before he was to suffer for our salvation and the salvation of all, that is today, he took bread in his holy and venerable hands, and with eyes raised to heaven to you, O God, his almighty Father, giving you thanks, he said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my Body, which will be given up for you.” On this holy night, we re-live the night when our Lord gathered his twelve apostles
This is the hour of the power of darkness. We stand now before the greatest tragedy of human history – not a tornado, a flood, or a fire, but the day that man took up arms to kill his Creator. It was an act of rebellion greater than the tower of Babel, the making of the molten calf, or the killing of the prophets. This tragedy is rivaled only by what, in just a week, we will hail as the “happy fault, the necessary sin of Adam that won for us so great a Redeemer.” Here we have
We welcome everyone to observe Holy Week and Easter at St. John's (April 14-21)! Please note that translation booklets will be provided for the bilingual Masses on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday. Tomen nota que la Via Crucis de Viernes Santo seguirá inmediatamente después del servicio litúrgico, sobre las 4:30 p.m.
In the fourth and final session of our Lenten Series on prayer, Fr. Royce explored how to enter the most powerful form of prayer in silence. For further reading on prayer and silence we recommend the following resources: Progress Through Mental Prayer by Edward Leen https://spiritualdirection.com/ https://beginningtopray.blogspot.com/ The Power of Silence by Robert Cardinal Sarah Image: Elijah's cave on Mt. Carmel. Source: Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki