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The Beauty of Good Friday

Have you ever asked yourself? What is beautiful during Good Friday? A friend of mine who has no firm commitment as far as his religious orientation is concerned posed this query, “Why do you call it Good Friday? I simply ignored the question, instead I looked at him in dismay and responded, Really? Of course, he knows what’s being commemorated on Good Friday. He’s a very learned man. He’s aware of why Christians celebrate Holy Week, irrespective of his religion.  As a matter of fact, almost all of us regardless of our beliefs know that Good Friday is the day … Continue reading The Beauty of Good Friday

The 3 Major Characters In The Death of Jesus Christ: A Holy Week Reflection

After attending the Good Friday  mass at our parish, a man was standing at the back of the door and he seemed to be patiently waiting for the mass to end. He had this small box filled with DVDs about the movie “Passion of the Christ” for distribution to first few parishioners who would be coming out from the church. I happened to be one of them! I asked Him why he made copies of the movie, if he is into this business or what. He simply answered, “No, that is my way of sharing to others during the Holy … Continue reading The 3 Major Characters In The Death of Jesus Christ: A Holy Week Reflection

How Can Working People Make Their Holy Week Holy: Tips and Thoughts

In certain places, the celebration  of Holy Week is not strictly observed unless you are situated in a predominant catholic country.   If you are a Christian, a Catholic for that matter, residing in a country such  as the United States  where Holy Week is not considered as an important non-working official holiday, there is a need to plan ahead on how to make the  Holy Week  a meaningful one, especially if with working engagements to attend to.   U.S. employers typically would want minimum notice for vacation leave applications, otherwise, you may end up opting for  a “sick call” or not … Continue reading How Can Working People Make Their Holy Week Holy: Tips and Thoughts

The Beauty of Lent: A Layman’s Viewpoint -Tips and Thoughts

According to Church teachings, there are 6 seasons in the Church Liturgical Year, namely: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Three Days or ( Triduum), and Easter. For purposes of this blog, the  discussion shall focus on  Lent, including the Three Days, based on personal knowledge since childhood up to this time. I may not be in a position to discuss its merits in full-length as I am neither a part of any religious congregation nor a theologian/ scholar who is an expert in Canon Law. However, my humble understanding on the subject, acquired through experience and study (with 12 Theology units in … Continue reading The Beauty of Lent: A Layman’s Viewpoint -Tips and Thoughts