Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wednesday of Holy Week

The New Liturgical Movement has a photo of our good friend John Boyden in the FSSP Palm Sunday procession in Rome.

Blog by-the-Sea
explores how striving for holiness requires faithfulness rather than perfection.

Terry Nelson writes about Judas.

Meanwhile, let us keep in mind the long martyrdom of the Iraqi Christians. (Via the NOR)

From Vultus Christi:

We confess the self-emptying obedience of Christ, obedience even to the death of the cross, calling him LORD. We summon the entire cosmos — things in heaven, on earth, and under the earth — to adoration of his Name! Already, we lift our eyes to the see the glory of the risen and ascended Christ. The very melody of the introit scales an entire octave to soar into the heights, obliging us to “seek the things that are above” (Col 3:1). Dame Aemiliana speaks of “the irresistible, shining tone of triumph with which today’s Mass straightaway puts the approaching shadows of evening to flight.” Like Saint Stephen at the hour of his death, we see Christ in the glory of God the Father. “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God” (Acts 7:56). The Crucified is our Kyrios, the triumphant king, raised up into the glory of the Father.