Posts Tagged ‘good friday’

“Because by Your Holy Cross, You have Redeemed the World”

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Today in neighborhoods across the Archdiocese of Washington, as in many places around the globe, people are walking in solemn procession behind large wooden crosses commemorating the crucifixion and death of our Lord. Some of the processions will takes place in the context of the Stations of the Cross, stopping at various churches or at […] [Read more]

Reflections on the Cross on Good Friday

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Today, we – the Church Universal and the whole of humanity – come to the crossroads of history. We come to the Cross on which our Savior gave up his life as a ransom for ours so that we might have life eternal. On Good Friday, the Cross stands at the center of our thoughts […] [Read more]

Helping to Carry the Cross

Friday, March 25th, 2016

On this day when we recall the Passion of our Lord, our thoughts turn also to our sisters and brothers in the birthplace of Christianity who continue to suffer the trials of violent persecution, social instability and economic hardship. To learn about how you can offer your assistance to them, please watch and share with […] [Read more]

At the Foot of the Cross

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

At the Cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last. Through her heart, His sorrow sharing, All His bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword has passed. O, how sad and sore distressed Was that Mother highly blest Of the sole-begotten One! Christ above in torment hangs; […] [Read more]

Come, Let Us Adore

Friday, April 18th, 2014

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Reflection Question: How do I show my gratitude to Jesus for his loving mercy? [Read more]

The Royal Throne of Christ the King

Friday, March 29th, 2013

In the early morning hours of Friday, while he was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was arrested, having been betrayed with a kiss.  When the soldiers and guards said they were looking for Jesus the Nazorean, he replied, “I am” (Jn 18:5).  He was then taken before the authorities, the high priest and […] [Read more]

We Stand at the Foot of the Cross

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Catholics all over the world are gathering on this Good Friday to step forward and stand at the foot of the cross. We come to the foot of the cross because we recognize the possibility of our redemption.  In spite of our failures, our sins, our weakness, Jesus not only loves us, but he hung […] [Read more]