Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Few Links For Maundy Thursday

So a trip to Spokane for Tommy's doctors kept me from getting to Mass tonight and pulling together my own thoughts on the importance of the day. Remember according to the ancient Jewish Calendar, Jesus effectively shared his last meal with the apostles and died on the same day. Today in our modern calendar marks the beginning of the Lord's Passion, with the institution of the Eucharist and a hint toward the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Anyway on to the Links:

  • Today's Readings for the Mass of the Lord's Supper.
  • A great post from Joe over at Shameless Popery on the meaning of Holy Thursday
  • The Holy Father's Homily from the Mass at St. Peter's. Benedict XVI had two important days this last week, his 84th birthday and the sixth anniversary of his election.
  • Fr. Z has some thoughts for you on Holy Thursday as well...If you are sniffing around his site be sure to look at his take on the pope's sermon from the Mass as well.
  • A great blog from Dr. Scott Hahn's website on whether there was a Paschal Lamb at the Last Supper.
Well that should be some good reading for you on why we celebrate Holy Thursday. Have a blessed Good Friday everyone...

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