Today is Spy Wednesday of Holy Week.
We hear today about the ancient Roman Station, a thought from Benedict XVI about about the rending of the veil in the Temple, and something from Lactantius.
At the end of the Passion, as Jesus dies, the veil of the Temple is torn in two—so the Synoptics tell us—from
top to bottom . Probably it is the inner of the two Temple veils that is meant here, the one that seals off the Holy of Holies from human access. Only once a year is it permitted for the high priest to pass through the veil, to enter the presence of the Most High, and to utter the Holy Name.
Pray for Pope Francis.
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