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Initial post: 29 Mar 2013 14:18:31 GMT
DB says:

Good Friday

Good Friday - March 29, 2013

On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption. In the solemn ceremonies of Good Friday, in the Adoration of the Cross, in the reading of the Passion, we unite ourselves to our Savior, and we contemplate our own death to sin in the Death of our Lord.

The Church - stripped of its ornaments, the altar bare, and with the door of the empty tabernacle standing open - is as if in mourning. In the fourth century the Apostolic Constitutions described this day as a 'day of mourning, not a day of festive joy,' and this day was called the 'Pasch (passage) of the Crucifixion.'

The liturgical observance of this day of Christ's suffering, crucifixion and death evidently has been in existence from the earliest days of the Church. No Mass is celebrated on this day, but the service of Good Friday is called the Mass of the Presanctified because Communion (in the species of bread) which had already been consecrated on Holy Thursday is given to the people .

Traditionally, the organ is silent from Holy Thursday until the Alleluia at the Easter Vigil , as are all bells or other instruments, the only music during this period being unaccompanied chant.

The omission of the prayer of consecration deepens our sense of loss because Mass throughout the year reminds us of the Lord's triumph over death, the source of our joy and blessing. The desolate quality of the rites of this day reminds us of Christ's humiliation and suffering during his Passion.

At 3pm we will read the 'Passion' and veneratethe 'Cross'.

Posted on 29 Mar 2013 14:23:36 GMT
K. Hoyles says:
I bought a leg of lamb for Sunday lunch, when son and girlfriend will be arriving, also daughter. Making a pecan tart and chocolate bunny cake. Hoovering and dusting, picking daffodils to decorate the house. Walk the dog.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 14:44:38 GMT
C. A. Small says:
I mucked out the goats with my wife, and then cleared the goats enclosure of old branches and twigs and had a bonfire to celebrate the spring equinox ( yes I know it is a week late) amid yet more sleet. Then had my favourite lunch, a huge veggie fry up. Yum Yum.

The best bit is that nobody had to get nailed to anything, for me to have a pleasant Friday.

I think that regarding someone who got himself nailed to a tree as anything other than a muppet is rather sensible, and to view it as a cause for celebration is sick.

Posted on 29 Mar 2013 15:10:39 GMT
easytiger says:
Just read a seroius book about a gypsy. He reckons that not only are they the tribe of Cain, they also managed to double up by supplying the nails for the crucifixation.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 15:24:13 GMT
Pendragon says:

Have you discovered the delights of Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty yet? Fantastic vegetarian cookbook, I did the vegan challenge for a calender week recently, using mostly recipes from Yotam. All delicious. The guy is pure genius. Well worth £15.

Posted on 29 Mar 2013 15:34:06 GMT
Bellatori says:
I played with my grandson and had a nap... Going out for a fishy paella later on with the family. It is amazing how much Spain is in action.

I love the title... 'Good Friday'. Is that because it is a 'good' day to die on? It is all a bit creepy really...

"Today is a good day to die," a Klingon exhortation before battle in the Star Trek universe... Who would not want to be a Klingon?!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 16:07:32 GMT
Pendragon says:

I have to ask.

If you are in sunny Spain with grandson and family, napping, eating paella etc etc etc - what the heck are you doing wasting valuable pool time on this forum?!?!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 16:15:35 GMT
I dunno Bella, they're pretty ugly. Have to get the botox out on that forehead !!

Posted on 29 Mar 2013 16:18:50 GMT
Where does the tradition of eating fish on Friday come from exactly? I've planned lamb tagine for tonight but I suppose that's wrong. I also had a discussion with someone in Morrison's who insisted on fish on Friday while I insisted it was curry. Where am I going wrong?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 16:20:32 GMT
Bellatori says:
I am patiently waiting for the sun to go down over the yard arm... apart from that they forgot to turn the heating on the pool and I am nothing if no a wuss!!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 16:52:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Mar 2013 18:06:46 GMT
Pendragon says:
"they forgot to turn the heating on the pool"

You should ask for your money back. Or tell your son [in law] that you'll blame him if he doesn't pour you a mean Margarita very soon - it is, I believe, almost 6pm where you are?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 16:55:16 GMT
Bellatori says:
You may find the following interesting. I thought it made a good, informative and slightly amusing read...

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 16:56:14 GMT
Bellatori says:
I had not noticed the time... excuse me but I may be gone for a bit... and completely gone shortly after!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 18:07:25 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Hi Pendragon, no I was unaware of him, but I have made a note for my next visit to Waterstones if the local 2nd hand bookshop fails to have it on their shelves.

Had a look at it on amazon, and it looks great.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 18:09:06 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Apparently the vatican classified puffins as fish so they could eat them on Friday. Not sure if it is true or not, but if it is, how cynical can you get?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 18:10:18 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Just jump in- if you surface you will be fine. If not , then your heart was not all that fit!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 18:13:13 GMT
Pendragon says:
Clive - when you get it (or borrow a copy), you must try the "Itamar's bulghar pilaf" (vegan) on page 242 - the currants and peppercorns are like little tastebombs waiting to explde in your mouth!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 18:17:21 GMT
C. A. Small says:
My favourite meal at this time is from Prezzo, and it is mushroom girasole, with a very chilled bottle of Italian lager. Heaven.

Posted on 29 Mar 2013 18:45:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Mar 2013 18:47:06 GMT
How wonderful Jesus is? Please pray for our brothers and sisters who are changing their lifee and picking up the cross. Jesus is our friend, father and creator. Trust and believe that he is the only way. Read your BIBLE and apply the principles to your life. You will be happy..........
It is not what you eat but it is what you say and do? Carry your cross

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2013 19:04:07 GMT
K. Hoyles says:
Good for you, you should get a first class seat for that.

Posted on 30 Mar 2013 09:30:35 GMT
Kitty says:
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Posted on 30 Mar 2013 09:33:14 GMT
Obelix says:
Spam in the proper forum or see your posts vanish, K.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2013 09:48:02 GMT
C. A. Small says:
The whole Jesus myth is a fiction woven into an historical background, so this should fit nicely.

Posted on 30 Mar 2013 12:04:43 GMT
God says:
I spent an inordinate amount of time playing Skyrim and managed to put the loss of two days' pay out of my mind.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2013 12:14:25 GMT
Bellatori says:
I keep asking myself if it is worth the money... is it Steam based?
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