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Black Saturday 2018 – The Day Jesus Went to Hell

Brothers and sisters, the darkest hour of Church has past. Jesus took up the Cross and died a gruesome death. This is Black Saturday. It’s not quite Easter Sunday but it’s no longer Good Friday. We remember His death and we look forward to His resurrection, but what do we do today? What was going on while Jesus was dead? What is Black Saturday? Black…

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The Triduum 2018 – Good Friday

Today is Good Friday. On this day we remember the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus offered for us – His life. This day has always bittersweet for me; this is the day that our beloved Lord died. A very close friend of mine, Father Harold Imamshah, once told me that darkest moment of our Church was on Good Friday. But it’s bittersweet, because we know that…

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A Last Minute Guide to Lent 2018 – Spy Wednesday of Holy Week

It’s Wednesday of Holy Week. What are we supposed to be doing again? In the old times but still presently active in the Eastern Church, today was celebrated as “Spy Wednesday” or the “Holy and Great Wednesday” in the Eastern Church. But what exactly is “Spy Wednesday” and what do we do on this day? The answer is found in today’s Gospel reading. In Matthew…

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