Sunday, April 2, 2017

Central point of our life...

Fifth Sunday of Lent*
*Final Lenten Sunday before Palm Sunday

Give me justice, O God, and plead my cause against a nation that is faithless.  
From the deceitful and cunning rescue me, for you, O God,
are my strength. - Entrance Antiphon (Today's Liturgy)

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 "Without the Eucharist, 
the Church would not exist.
The holy Eucharist 
is the central point of our life. 

I remember once a priest I met. He never talked at great length 
about the sufferings, persecutions and tortures, but he mentioned 
that even in prison, all the priests would celebrate the liturgy.

We were amazed; how could this be possible? 
Where did you get a Chalice and a Paten? 

He took off his glasses and said: 
'This is what we used; one lens served as the chalice 
with a drop of wine and on the other a piece of bread 
was placed, which served as the paten.' 

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This is how they celebrated the liturgy in the prison 
or around the premises of the concentration camps.”

Major-Archbishop Swiatoslav Schevchuk
Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

We pray, almighty God, that we may always be counted among the members 
of Christ, in whose Body and Blood we have communion,Who lives 
and reigns for ever and ever.  - Prayer After Communion (Today's Liturgy)

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Remembering St John Paul II 
Anniversary of death: 2 April 2005

"In that little Host is the solution to all the problems of the world."

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