Monday, March 17, 2008

Tuesday in Holy Week-Stationed at St. Prisca

Nos autem gloriari oportet in cruce Domini nostri Jesus Christi: in quo est salus, vita, et resurrectio nostra, per quem salvati, et liberati sumus.
Deus misereatur nostri, et benedicat nobis; illuminet vultum suum super nos, et misereatur nostri.
"Today, again, our Saviour sets out in the morning for Jerusalem. His intention is to repair to the temple, and continue His yesterday's teachings. It is evident that His mission on eart is fast drawing to its close. He says to His disciples: 'You know that after two days shall be the Pasch, and the Son of Man shall be delivered up to be crucified...' Having entered the city, Jesus directs His steps toward the temple. No sooner has he entered, than the chief priests, the scribes, and the ancients of the people, accost Him with these words: 'By what authority dost Thous these things? and who has given Thee this authority, that Thou shouldst do these things?' We shall find our Lord's answer given in the Gospel... As on the two proceeding days, Jesus leaves the city toward evening: He passes over Mount Olivet, and returns to Bethania, where He finds His blessed Mother and His devoted friends."
From The Liturgical Year- Abbot Gueranger, O.S.B (St. Bonaventure Publications, 2000)

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