Thursday, April 13, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Triduum — Holy Thursday

'Tis Holy Thursday, act one of the Paschal Triduum: Holy Thursday-link & Wikipedia-link Thursday; Triduum-link & Wikipedia-link Triduum.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

Otherwise, 13 April would be the festival of Saint Martin I, Pope & Martyr (circa 595-655), seventy-fourth Bishop of Rome, martyred in the reign of the emperor Constans II: Martyr-link ūnus, Martyr-link duo, Martyr-link trēs, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Outside of Holy Week &/or the Triduum, St. Martin is recognized with an Optional Memorial. Are memorials observed during the Octave of Easter? Time will tell.

Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
When Martin I became pope in 649, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine empire & the patriarch of Constantinople was the most influential Church leader in the eastern Christian world. The struggles that existed with the Church at that time were magnified by the close cooperation of emperor & patriarch. In 653, he was taken prisoner by the emperor Constans & detained in Constantinople where he was tortured. He was exiled to Kherson & died in 656.
'Twould also be the festival of Saint Caradoc, Priest (died 1124): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twould also be the festival of Blesseds John Lockwood & Edmund Catherick, Priests & Martyrs (died 1642), martyred in the reign of the king Charles I: Martyr-link Juliett Lima & Wikipedia-link Juliett Lima, Martyr-link Echo Charlie & Wikipedia-link Echo Charlie.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings—Chrism Mass
The Book of Isaiah, chapter sixty-one, verses one, two, three(a), six(a), & eight(b) thru nine;
Psalm Eighty-nine, verses twenty-one & twenty-two & twenty-five & twenty-seven;
The Book of Revelation, chapter one, verses five thru eight;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter four, verses sixteen thru twenty-one.

Commentary: Easter Gospel reflections: Word on Fire.

Mass Readings—Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
The Book of Exodus, chapter twelve, verses one thru eight & eleven thru twenty-four;
Psalm One Hundred Sixteen, verses twelve & thirteen, fifteen & sixteen(b,c), & seventeen & eighteen;
The First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter eleven, verses twenty-three thru twenty-six;
The Gospel according to John, chapter thirteen, verses one thru fifteen.

Commentary: Easter Gospel reflections: Franciscan Media.

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