Tag Archives: Good Friday

Good Friday 3 April AD 33 – Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

This is definitely worth reposting.
The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday.
Let’s break it down.
Passover begins on the … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise.
Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat.
According to the 1983 Code … Continue reading

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Lady Day and Good Friday – Of the Angels’ ‘Ave’ and the ‘Consummatum est’.

Today, 25 March 2016, is simultaneously the Feast of the Annunciation and Good Friday.  Liturgically we celebrate the Annunciation later.
In ancient times there was a tradition that Christ died on the 8th day before the Kalends of April: 25 March.  The … Continue reading

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Good Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday.
Let’s break it down.
Passover begins on the 14th day of the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 45 – Good Friday: The Twelfth Station

It is Good Friday in the Sacred Triduum. Coincidentally, it is the Feast of St. Dismas, the Good Thief.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season.
 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/45_lentcazt16.mp3

I provide these podcasts again this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Color of veil on Cross for Good Friday

From a reader…
What color veil is the Cross covered with on Good Friday for the Adoration of the Holy Cross? Rather, is there any place in or outside the Missale Romanum that would indicate any color other than violet?
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Card. Dolan: “Where’s the Catholic Sandy Koufax?”

Because it is Spring (or close enough) and because in Spring all right-thinking souls turn their thoughts and hopes once again to that summa of sports, baseball, and because the Old English origin of the word “Lent”, lencten, means “Spring”, and … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Bishops of England, Wales v. SSPX? Request for review of Good Friday Prayer for Jews

UPDATE 24 Nov:
Fr. H has updated his post about the attack on Pope Benedict’s prayer for the Jews on Good Friday waged by the bishops in England and Wales.  Fr. H asked me to update you.
The BC [bishops conference] has now … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Getting rid” of Hosts

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am an instituted acolyte in a parish that does not properly understand the office. This past Holy Thursday, I served at Mass. My girlfriend and I arrived early to help the “liturgical director” in the sacristy. She … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Two days of the year Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat.
According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday … Continue reading

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Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday.
Let’s break it down.
Passover begins on the 14th day of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion twice on Good Friday?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
How do you think one should understand CIC c.917 with regard to the Good Friday presanctified liturgy? Specifically, since this liturgy takes the place of Mass for the day, and c.917 says, “iterum . . . intra eucharisticam celebrationem,” rather than, “iterum . … Continue reading

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AUDIO PRAYERCAzT: Via Crucis by Bl. John Henry Newman

Some of you have asked me to post my recordings of the Stations of the Cross as individual posts. It seems that in iTunes only one of the four are available when I post multiple links.
Here is one.
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ASK FATHER: Burying “extra” Hosts after Good Friday

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
I am a new priest. My pastor tells me that after the Good Friday
liturgy, he buries any leftover consecrated hosts, so that the
tabernacle is “fresh” for the “new beginning” of Easter. Is this a
legitimate practice? It seems suspicious.
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Good Friday – fast and abstinence

Most of us here are bound by the Church’s law to fast and abstain today.
What’s your plan?

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