01 April 2010

Holy Thursday

1 APRIL 2010. Here we are! The Easter Triduum is upon us with the mass of this Holy Thursday that commemorates the Last Supper of Christ and His disciples. Beginning with this evening's Mass of the Lord's Supper the Church begins the most solemn three day observance of the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord. The Mass of the Lord's Supper includes a commemoration of the Lord's washing the feet of His disciples, which also the subject of tonight's Gospel reading.

Holy Thursday Prayer to Appreciate the Mass.

O Lord Jesus, 
in order that the merits of your sacrifice on the Cross 
might be applied to every soul of all time, 
you willed that it should be renewed upon the altar. 
At the Last Supper, you said: 
"Do this in remembrance of me." 
By these words you gave your apostles and their successors 
the power to consecrate and to the command to do 
what you yourself did. 
I believe that the Mass is both a sacrifice 
and a memorial-reenacting your passion, death and resurrection. 
Help me to realize that the Mass is the greatest gift of God to us 
and our greatest gift to God


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