Break in Posts

I haven’t been very active on Tumblr over Easter because my partner sustained a fall over the Triduum and has fractured his lower spine in three places. It is a serious injury and as yet we don’t know the immediate treatment plan or prognosis. Upholding him in your prayers would be much appreciated at this anxious time. Blessings and apologies if I am erratic in posting here.  I know you will understand why.

Click here for reflection from archives of Blue Eyed Ennis for Holy Saturday Vigil Mass in Holy Night Of Easter

Click here for my 2013 reflection which also echoes the message of Pope Francis Easter Vigil homily “Go To Galilee .”

Click here to read the full text

Easter Version of Hallelujah by Kelley Mooney.

The song starts at about 1.33.

Miserere- The Tallis Scholars

Tags: Good Friday

Pope Francis Homily at The Chrism Mass Holy Thursday

The Church celebrates the Chrism Mass on the threshold of the Sacred Triduum, on the day when Christ, the Son of God, offered himself to His Father to redeem all humanity.

On Holy Thursday morning at 9:30 Rome time, Pope Francis presides at the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica and is joined by Cardinals, bishops and priests who live in Rome. The Chrism mass is also celebrated in cathedrals throughout the whole world on one of the days during Holy Week. Most dioceses have their celebration with the priests of the diocese gathered around their bishop. In Rome, the mass is celebrated on Holy Thursday morning. During this liturgy, priests renew the promises first made at the priestly ordinations, to their Bishop. These promises or commitment of pastoral service are made publicly, and the people pledge their prayers and support.

Also during the mass, the holy sacramental oils of the sick, of catechumens and of chrism are blessed and distributed to the parishes of the diocese.

The oil of catechumens is used to strengthen those who are preparing for baptism for their struggle with temptation and sin.

The oil of the sick is used for those who are seeking healing of mind, body and spirit.

The Holy Chrism, our ‘Christ oil,’ is used at Baptism, Confirmation, at the ordination of priests and bishops and at the dedication of a church building and altar.

The Chrism Mass is always a highlight in the life of any bishop. Because a bishop is the one who consecrates chrism, this liturgy represents his own pastoral ministry and the unity of the whole diocese with him in carrying out the mission of the Church.

Click here for the full text of the homily given by Pope Francis at the Chrism Mass.image

Photos from here

Holy Thursday Last Supper- Washing of Feet and The Gift Of The Eucharist

Click here for Holy Thursday post from my archives at Blue Eyed Ennis.

Click here for past post on the Holy Triduum

Click here for prayers and hymns for Holy Thursday and Triduum.