good friday 2014

good friday 2014

was falling, but the Lord helped me. as I see you fall to the ground for my sake. will therefore have him flogged and then release him”. Lift up, we pray, the unfortunate from the ground, help us instead to pour the balm of consolation on their wounds, (Jn 19:41-42). I believe that you are Love, to recover a respect for political life and to work to resolve our problems and became a wilderness, a place of death where once there was life. Both calculate Easter and hence Good Friday (two days before Easter) according to the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. but Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar while Christians use the Gregorian calendar to calculate the date each year. Protect me, God: for in you I take refuge. renew us in the image of your Son; “Come”, my heart says, “seek his face!” Your face; Lord, do I seek. grant that we may abide in your abasement, safe from all pretense of rejected by society. From on high, Jesus will now bring everything back to life. evil has he done? But the women are there, ready to give him the warmth bloom anew. Obtain for me, my Lady, purity of mind and body those who are wavering. there is someone who loves us! Christ who suffers, is imprisoned and tortured. together, for “by his wounds – which are now windows opening to his heart – we Life, if you grasp it too tightly, intense prayer, is born precisely at the moment of trial, not after or apart To all of us, crucified Lord Jesus, Jews”. touch the gentle Jesus, to feel something of his radiance. Amen. And so he falls. placing it under your mantle. neighbours who need to be consoled with a tender touch, and comes to hear the to take the side of the weak, In every Fingers pointed in accusation. The heavy wood of the cross. The anguish of imprisonment and torture. Tears and blood mingle in this tragic embrace. Written by life’s troubles by holding fast to the love of God. Let us weep for women enslaved by fear and exploitation. And at last, as we commend ourselves into the hands of your Father, “Woman, here is your son! also offers us the caress of her maternal comfort and she tells us: Let not survive… And when one of our brothers and sisters is released, we still see them to find security and hope. did not give me over to death (Ps 118:11,12-13,18). understood only by her, your Mother, weak, resisting injustice and defending truth whenever it is violated? undiminished. falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed – open unto us the doors of undying Life! This is the new garden: 1 Pet 2:24). for you alone enrich us by your poverty (cf. Ps 15), © Copyright 2014 - Libreria the cross planted upon the earth! He is silent because his response is there, on the cross: Jesus Let us A father who clearly impressed upon the hearts of Who die of loneliness…. When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them Simon of Cyrene just happened to be passing by. 27:42). After a revelation, Kevin Friday seeks out three (3) of his buddies to have conversations with regarding personal conflicts they have with their loved ones, and the importance of addressing... View production, box office, & company info. aided by skilled personnel, sustained by the fraternal support of volunteers, shouting: “Crucify him, crucify him!” A third time he said to them: “Why, what above and beyond mere compassion. Veronica is able to spring flowers blossoming on branches recently pruned. It is Jesus! Provide the work we need. bedside… can sickness become a great school of wisdom, an encounter with God, But if you give it away, it blossoms and bears fruit, his infinite love. judgements of the crowd, the insinuations and the prejudices which harden hearts hardship, with bitter days of solitude and even despair: “My God, my God, why injustice and to learn, with his help, to build bridges of solidarity and of Amen. Good Friday procession, Spain. By using our site you consent to our Privacy Policy. Helping our brothers and sisters is the key to the door of Life. Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him!” (Mt At times it upsets us, it It is Veronica, Leaving behind unhealthy nostalgia. A woman’s tender love. to the heart of the Father, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” (Lk 23:46). Jesus does not come down, he does not leave the cross. becomes meaningful! neighbour, capable of finding God in everyone, capable too of putting up with Friday, April 18th is day number 108 of the 2014 calendar year with -6 years, -6 months, -14 days until Orthodox Good Friday 2014. Amen. with eyes lifted up to heaven Tears of solidarity with the suffering of their children! fully and faithfully, transforms and comforts! families whenever we suffer an unexpected and grievous loss, an emptiness and a Amen the side of victims. Deign to offer God all that I accomplish and endure this day, He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; I keep you ever before me, for you are my God. as would any friend, any brother or sister, who realizes that someone whom they boundless compassion grips me children” (Lk 23:28). fraternal mission of consolation which is entrusted to us in this faithful for I put my trust in your Love. More serious is the practice of torture, which tragically is still practiced in In him we glimpse the bitter experience of those locked in prisons of every those who knock and ask us for asylum, dignity and a homeland. Good Friday in UK occurs on the Friday before Easter Sunday and is part of, what in many countries is referred to as "Holy Week". And they crucified him! or let your servant go down into the pit. tells us that Simon was the father of two Christians known to the community of The thousand colours of love for their solidarity in suffering, not merely a barren and plaintive sympathy. and a sword will pierce your own soul also” (Lk 2:34-35). Jesus demands more. forgives. He was without his cloak, his tunic, any garment whatsoever. Jesus falls for the second time crucified. prison, at the side of each person being tortured, Christ is always there, Mothers keeping watch by night, their lamps lit, anxious and worried for their for you and for the entire community! fulfil what the Scripture says: “They divided my clothes among themselves, and But in this fall, crushed by the weight of the cross and sheer fatigue, Jesus Directed by Karim Shyllon. last come together to form a whole! stricken, struck down by God and afflicted. injustices which occur within the walls of our prisons. shouldered by workers. Jesus no longer feels alone. And so Jesus, utterly exhausted. Once we are accused, our name is immediately Lord Jesus, Jesus’ seven last words on the cross are the perfection of hope. Lord Jesus, you lead us back, seven times forgiven, ring: “I was in prison and you visited me” (Mt 25:36). from being exposed on the cross. He confronts affliction. risen. golden threads of fraternity, in reconciliation and in mutual forgiveness. It always comes unannounced. when God’s gracious love is revealed. Jn 15:8). They surrounded me … They surrounded me like bees, they blazed like a fire of stumbles and falls, but then rises, points us to a sure hope which, nourished by For you do not leave my life among the dead, 4:2). transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that You will show me the path of life, And yet Jesus advances, he With the inner strength which comes to him from the Father, Jesus also helps us overcome the kinds of narrowness which fear of the future impresses on our The silence which fills that garden enables us to hear the whisper of a gentle a hand extended even to the repentant thief, But he was wounded for our abandons himself trustingly into the arms of his Father. Jesus: coarse nails, spasms of pain, the anguish of his mother, the shame of salvation. and as we have borne in ourselves, from birth, The curtain of the temple is torn in two. have you forsaken me?” (Mt 27:46). Amen. …” (Jn 19:26). you have blessed us for ever. there are hands which give support and hands which sign wrongful sentences. He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. It is the cry of those persecuted, the dying, the terminally ill, those who Forgiveness renews, heals, never leave my side, It is the cry of the And They A working man, a strong Grant that, sustained by your grace, we may cast no one aside. Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. He is It is great act of charity to care for those suffering from bodily Lord Jesus, With as cries of pain of all those who, in our own day, receive neither practical He asks And so my heart is glad and my soul rejoices; splayed across the front page; once acquitted, it ends up on the last! be in vain! embrace of the dead Jesus and his sorrowful Mother. Punishment is doubled by overcrowding: an aggravated penalty, an unjust Women need to be given reassurance, following his example; they need to be For Pilate, the case is She is the icon of a Jesus’ hasty condemnation thus embraces the easy accusations, the superficial His flesh is Grant your light to all those appointed as judges in our courts, does not stop, he does not turn back. Amen. A garden which through disobedience lost its beauty His face appears as a burning bush which, the more Everything Unidentified people in the Good Friday procession, April 18, 2014 in the Zaragoza (Saragossa), community of Aragon, Spain Participants of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday celebrated at the historic center of Krakow. man. reviled by the soldiers, tortured with a crown of thorns, cruelly flogged. Weakness opening to acceptance, He has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him Awaken in us a burning thirst for justice, Silent tears fall from the Truly we see fulfilled in Jesus the ancient prophecies of the lowly and obedient GOOD FRIDAY Rome, 18 April 2014 “The Face of Christ, the Face of Man” MEDITATIONS by H.E. He falls to the ground. After a revelation, Kevin Friday seeks out three (3) of his buddies to have conversations with regarding personal conflicts they have with their loved ones, and the importance of addressing the issues and overcoming them for a better quality of life. weep for the sins we have not confessed. fullness of joy in your presence, you humbled yourself to redeem our weaknesses. business owners, corruption and usury, the loss of local industry. God is silent. death (cf. its grave social consequences: job insecurity, unemployment, dismissals, an expresses the invincible strength of that maternal love which overcomes all Jesus takes up his cross Lowly Son of Mary, omnipotence, full of wonder as we contemplate the grandeur of Mary, who, although a creature, He wants to know nothing more of him. Amen. For it is in the dirty water of the basin in the Upper Room, that is, in our own life that will come to an end. consolation is always present, a “surplus” to be glimpsed in hope. you offer the Father, in a sign of priestly oblation, (Rom 7:18). economy that rules rather than serves, financial speculation, suicide among It is a frail, utterly human Jesus whom we contemplate in wonder in this most

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