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Holy Innocents NYC Good Friday Pre-1955 Mass Of The Pre-sanctified, Veneration Of The Cross, And Procession – standing room only to the balconies.
Procession of the Dead Christ on Good Friday From Saint Marys In Norwalk – Amazing Photographs – On The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny
I Was Wrong to Dread the “Pre-1955” Holy Week – “The Ancient Rites Blew Me Away” – On The Watershed Project
In a staggering turn of events, Rome gave permission this year for certain parishes to use the ancient rites of Holy Week—the so-called “Pre-1955 version.” If everything goes well for three years, the permission might be broadened. Until last week, I had only experienced the 1962 version, which is done according to Pius XII reforms that became mandatory in 1955.
Good Friday Meditation: Jesus, Priest of His Own Victimhood and Victim of His Own Priesthood – On The Remnant Newspaper
Are We Really Free to do Everything We Want? – On Angelus Press
The Shrouded Jesus – Professor creates 3D ‘carbon copy’ of Jesus and His wounds using Shroud of Turin | News | LifeSite
Spanish Military Flies Flags at Half-Mast for Good Friday – On The Eponymous Flower
Cyprus , A Country With The Strongest Pro-Life Laws In The World Falls To Legalized Abortion ON GOOD FRIDAY
On Good Friday, Cyprus legalizes abortion | News | LifeSite
Ven. Fulton Sheen lays out the 12 tricks anti-Christ will use to destroy Christians| Lifesitenews
Facebook Bans Steubenville – The San Damiano Cross And Images Of The Crucified Christ On Good Friday As Too Violent ?!– On gloria.tv
The New Rite’s Version Of High Mass – The Holy Eucharist /Monstrance is profaned by flying around on remote controlled drone in a Catholic Church in Brazil to a standing cheering ovation
Flying Monstrance dropped off by Drone in Brazilian “Catholic” Church– gloria.tv
Veneration Of The Cross
April 3 – How the Holy Cross converted a prostitute – Saint Mary Of Egypt – On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
From an Easter homily by Melito of Sardis, bishop The Easter praise of Christ
We should understand, beloved, that the paschal mystery is at once old and new, transitory and eternal, corruptible and incorruptible, mortal and immortal. In terms of the Law it is old, in terms of the Word it is new. In its figure it is passing, in its grace it is eternal. It is corruptible in the sacrifice of the lamb, incorruptible in the eternal life of the Lord. It is mortal in his burial in the earth, immortal in his resurrection from the dead.
The Law indeed is old, but the Word is new. The type is transitory, but grace is eternal. The lamb was corruptible, but the Lord is incorruptible. He was slain as a lamb; he rose again as God. He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, yet he was not a sheep. He was silent as a lamb, yet he was not a lamb. The type has passed away; the reality has come. The lamb gives place to God, the sheep gives place to a man, and the man is Christ, who fills the whole of creation. The sacrifice of the lamb, the celebration of the Passover, and the prescriptions of the Law have been fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Under the old Law, and still more under the new dispensation, everything pointed toward him.
Both the Law and the Word came forth from Zion and Jerusalem, but now the Law has given place to the Word, the old to the new. The commandment has become grace, the type a reality. The lamb has become a Son, the sheep a man, and man, God.
The Lord, though he was God, became man. He suffered for the sake of those who suffer, he was bound for those in bonds, condemned for the guilty, buried for those who lie in the grave; but he rose from the dead, and cried aloud: Who will contend with me? Let him confront me. I have freed the condemned, brought the dead back to life, raised men from their graves. Who has anything to say against me? I, he said, am the Christ; I have destroyed death, triumphed over the enemy, trampled hell underfoot, bound the strong one, and taken men up to the heights of heaven: I am the Christ.
Come, then, all you nations of men, receive forgiveness for the sins that defile you. I am your forgiveness. I am the Passover that brings salvation. I am the lamb who was immolated for you. I am your ransom, your life, your resurrection, your light, I am your salvation and your king. I will bring you to the heights of heaven. With my own right hand I will raise you up, and I will show you the eternal Father
From a discourse by Saint Anastasius of Antioch It was necessary that Christ should suffer and so enter into his glory
Christ, who has shown by his words and actions that he was truly God and Lord of the universe, said to his disciples as he was about to go up to Jerusalem: We are going up to Jerusalem now, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the Gentiles and the chief priests and scribes to be scourged and mocked and crucified.
These words bore out the predictions of the prophets, who had foretold the death he was to die in Jerusalem. From the beginning holy Scripture had foretold Christ’s death, the sufferings that would precede it, and what would happen to his body afterward. Scripture also affirmed that these things were going to happen to one who was immortal and incapable of suffering because he was God.
Only by reflecting upon the meaning of the incarnation can we see how it is possible to say with perfect truth both that Christ suffered and that he was incapable of suffering, and why the Word of God, in himself incapable of suffering, came to suffer. In fact, man could have been saved in no other way, as Christ alone knew and those to whom he revealed it. For he knows all the secrets of the Father, even as the Spirit penetrates the depths of all mysteries.
It was necessary for Christ to suffer: his passion was absolutely unavoidable. He said so himself when he called his companions dull and slow to believe because they failed to recognize that he had to suffer and so enter into his glory. Leaving behind him the glory that had been his with the Father before the world was made, he had gone forth to save his people. This salvation, however, could be achieved only by the suffering of the author of our life, as Paul taught when he said that the author of life himself was made perfect through suffering. Because of us he was deprived of his glory for a little while, the glory that was his as the Father’s only-begotten Son, but through the cross this glory is seen to have been restored to him in a certain way in the body that he had assumed. Explaining what water the Savior referred to when he said: He that has faith in me shall have rivers of living water flowing from within him, John says in his gospel that he was speaking of the Holy Spirit which those who believed in him were to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified. The glorification he meant was his death upon the cross for which the Lord prayed to the Father before undergoing his passion, asking his Father to give him the glory that he had in his presence before the world began.