Passion Week Thoughts
I would like to lead a meditation based on the
reading from St. Luke Chapter 5 verses 1-11. There we find how St. Peter, the
blessed Apostle identified himself soon on meeting our Lord.
Events in the Passion week
with Biblical References (Spring AD 30 -approximately)
Miracle at Cana
On the first day of Great Lent the Holy Church introduces Jesus as
the Creator of Universe. Faithful is on a spiritual pilgrimage with
Jesus Christ knowing Him as Creator, Divine healer, Lord of Sabbath,
Light of the world, Life-giver, Triumphant ruler and the one and only
atoning sacrifice for the redemption of humanity. The pilgrimage
culminates in the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, hope of eternal
Holy and Great Lent/Catechetical Homily
Our Church through the Holy Fathers designates that each year the season of Great Lent be set aside as a time
for repentance. Although repentance is necessary every day and every hour, during Lent our Church invites us to experience
repentance in a deeper sense.
Meaning of the Palm Sunday Services
Like the Virgins who waited for the Lord, the Church is also
waiting with fasting and prayer for the arrival of its Lord and Savior
the Kingdom of God. The present fasting, prayer and everything of
the Church is to welcome Jesus as the Lord and King.
Meaning of Passion Week
What does passion week mean to us? It is more than just an annual remembrance of the
passion - the pain and suffering, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of our
Lord - for all of us.
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
The passion week is the time when we are supposed to
survey the wondrous Cross and study the pain and suffering our Lord had to
endure or experience to save
us and to give us a place in Paradise just like He gave it to one of the
thieves who was crucified with Him.
The Meaning of the Cross
Although the cross reveals the ugliness of human heart, it also reveals God's grace and forgiveness. It was on the cross God himself laid upon our sins upon His own dear Son, Jesus Christ. On that cross, Jesus paid the penalty of our sins.
Devotional Thoughts for Easter
If one would call the greatest event in Christian history, that event will be
the Resurrection of our Lord.††The greatest of the miracles is the Resurrection
and the greatest of the mysteries also is the Resurrection.
The message of Easter is the good tidings. Jesus is risen. It is a good news
for the whole world. It proclaims Jesusí victory over death. It is the
victory of all those who accept the good news.
The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
Easter Message from Baghdad, Iraq
The life and teachings of Jesus have inspired people throughout the
ages to strive for a better world and a more meaningful life. Jesus' death
stands out in history as the perfect example of unconditional love.