The Lord has risen! Behold the risen Christ. Hallelujah! That’s the basic essence of Easter Sunday — that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, on the third day after He suffered under Pontius Pilate, crucified and was buried. There are theologians and experts who can discuss the profound meaning of Easter Sunday. For us ordinary Catholics and Christians, Easter Sunday marks the bedrock of our faith, for this is the day when God fulfilled His promise to save mankind by offering His Son.Continue reading The Meaning of Easter Sunday 2020
The Holy Week, as the name clearly shows, is a week that should be, well, holy. So for Christians who went up to Baguio City for the long vacation, the least that could be done to observe the spirit of the Holy Week is to go to mass. Continue reading St. Joseph the Worker Church (Baguio City)
During today’s breakfast, we suddenly found ourselves discussing what’s good in “Good Friday” when this is the day that Jesus Christ suffered and died on the cross. The same question could be asked of the other days of Holy Week. Why does the Holy Week start with a Palm Sunday? Why is it called Maundy Thursday? Why do we call it Black Saturday? What’s the origin of the Easter Sunday? Why do we simply call the rest of the week Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday?Continue reading Why is it called Good Friday (and Maundy Thursday, Black Saturday, Easter Sunday)?