Tag Archives: Holy Week

Palm Sunday: A Prelude To Judas’ Kiss of Betrayal

Today is Palm Sunday,  and  Christians (Catholics and non-Catholics) throughout the globe commemorate the triumphant entry of Jesus and his followers into the gates of Jerusalem. According to Scriptures, Jesus rode on a donkey with His disciples and large crowd preceding Him. While on their way, they cheered and cried out : “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest”. The crowd carried palm branches, waving them with enthusiasm and inviting other people’s attention which lead them to ask, Who is this? And the crowd replied: “This … Continue reading Palm Sunday: A Prelude To Judas’ Kiss of Betrayal

Faith And Family: The Joy of Love

Juliet (not her real name) was a teacher in the Philippines before she decided to leave abroad for work as a nanny in NYC. Although it was dreadful saying goodbye (leaving her loving husband and 5 children), she thought it was the best option for her so she would be able to help augment the meager income that she and her husband get as contractual employees. At first, she was able to maintain a good relationship with her husband via internet communications, but it didn’t end happily. To cut the story short, their marriage turned sour after 15 years of … Continue reading Faith And Family: The Joy of Love

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

My Useful Tips Holy Week Reflection

For us Christians, Lent is the time of being quiet and reflective, stepping away from the “world’” to focus on the commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ. It is during this season that we are encouraged to undertake small or big gesture of sacrifice (prayer, self-denial, service, etc.) which will hopefully lead us closer to God. It is also the season of the year where we prepare for Easter time….more joyful, more generous and encouraging! Regardless of how we formulate our Lenten discipline (or even if you don’t), I hope that it will help us turn towards … Continue reading My Useful Tips 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

A Moment of Reflection

  In observance of the Holy Week, myusefultips.com shall be giving you some personal reflections about this season.     For us Christians, we have learned that Lent is the perfect time for being quiet, reflective, to be sorry for our sins, and  meditate on the passion and death of Jesus Christ. We likewise undertake certain things such as praying and doing acts of mercy and love.     However, do we know that Lent is the season of the year where we prepare for Easter time as well? Lent signifies the freshness of new life — we could  be transformed … Continue reading A Moment of Reflection

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