Friday, April 10, 2009

EASTER 2009

HOLY SATURDAY 11th April
7.30 pm: THE EASTER VIGIL
(at Patmos House)


EASTER SUNDAY 12th April
9.30 am: SUNG MASS & Renewal of Baptismal Promises
(at Shafston College)

6.30 pm: SOLEMN EVENSONG & BENEDICTION
(at Patmos House)

"If there were no such thing as the resurrection of the flesh then the truth would lie with gnosticism and every form of idealism down to Schopenhauer and Hegel, for whom the finite must literally perish if it is to become spiritual and infinite. But the resurrection of the flesh vindicates the poets in a definitive sense: the aesthetic scheme of things, which allows us to posses the infinite within the finitude of form (however it is seen, understood or grasped spiritually), is right."
Balthasar, Seeing the Form, p. 155

He Chose the Nails (video clip) click HERE

The Catholic Christian knows that the most vital moment in human history took place outside Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago when a mother stood weeping by a cross upon which her torn and broken Son offered his life to unite mankind with God.

This is the event which the Holy Eucharist makes present, whatever the rite, throughout the world and throughout the centuries.

A. Baumstark expressed this well when he wrote that every worshipper taking part in this liturgy

‘feels himself to be at the point which links those who before him, since the very earliest days of Christianity, have offered prayer and sacrifice with those who in time to come will be offering the same prayer and the same sacrifice, long after the last fragment of his mortal remains have crumbled into the dust.’
Cited in A Shorter History of the Western Liturgy, T. Klauser, p. 18

1 comments:

Revd.Deacon Ed Bakker.SSM said...

Dear + David,
May I say thank you for the daily blogs during the Lenten season, it has been a remendous help for me.

With best regards and blessings,

Revd.Deacon Ed Bakker.SSM
TAC New Zealand

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