Friday, March 30, 2012

The sacred time draws near ...

Readers of man with black hat will notice that there are certain times of the year, each and every year, when our "normal programming" is put aside. There is a reason, one that has underscored our mission for nearly a decade:

We’re on a mission from God.

With the end of Vespers this evening, the Eastern churches in communion with Rome end the Great Fast (what the West refers to as "Lent"), in anticipation of "Lazarus Saturday," when the Gospel account is read of Our Lord raising his friend from the dead, a prelude to His own resurrection. For the West, this coming Sunday begins Holy Week (known as "Great Week" in the East), as we follow Our Lord entering Jerusalem, and the terrible fate that awaits Him. The following Thursday evening will begin the Sacred Triduum, the most sacred three days in the Christian year, which culminate in the Paschal Feast on the following Sunday.

We here at mwbh invite you to follow us on this sojourn beginning this Sunday. Stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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