Omnipotens Pater, cuius dilectus Filius, in nocte ante passionem, Sacramentum sui Corporis et Sanguinis instituit: Concede propitius ut idem grate accipiamus in memoriam eius qui in his sacrosanctis mysteriis pignus aeterne vitae nobis donat; per eundem Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.
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Thursday, April 09, 2009
Mandatum novum do vobis: ut diligatis invicem
I just ache inside, and I think it's the Eucharist and foot washing that I need. But mostly I think it is the sitting for my hour tonight to pray and wait with Christ that I'm craving. I never "got" Easter until my first Good Friday liturgy. I never really "got" Good Friday until I sat in the dark on Maundy Thursday.
There is no waiting without the washing and the eating. We have to move through this from first to last.