Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

5th Sunday of Easter:THE NOVELTY OF THE GOSPEL. JESUS’ LOVE: “AS I HAVE LOVED YOU.”


5th Sunday of Easter: THE NOVELTY OF THE GOSPEL. JESUS’ LOVE: “AS I HAVE LOVED YOU”   Dear brethren in Christ, today’s Sunday Mass highlights the novelty of the Gospel which restores all things −man, life, history, the entire universe−to God. Easter season constitutes the highest renovation and instauration of all things in Christ which, as fruit of His redeeming work of salvation, paved the way for the NEW MAN and the NEW CREATION: new heaven and earth, where God will dwell []

POPE FRANCIS’ EASTER 2016 TWEETS.


POPE FRANCIS’ EASTER 2016 TWEETS: 03/27/2016 “Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!” 03/26/2016 “To live Easter means to enter into the mystery of Jesus who died and rose for us.” Kindly like our FB page in http://www.fb.com/CatholicsstrivingforHoliness or sign-up to our website,www.catholicsstrivingforholiness.com, so we can have a wider apostolic reach and thus help more people in their Christian life. Thanks! Fr. Rolly A. +++ If you wish to help and []

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 6. THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 6. THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. “On the uppermost part of the Cross the reason for the sentence is written: ‘Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews’ (Jn 19:19). And all who pass by insult him and jeer at him. ‘If he is the king of Israel, let him come down here and now from the cross’ (Mt 27:42). One of the thieves comes to his defence: ‘This man has done []

GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED (Jn 19:30).”


GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED(Jn 19:30).” “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’…(Lk 23:44-46)”and said, “‘It is finished’. And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit (Jn 19:30).” “Now it is all over. The work of our Redemption []

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 5. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 5. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS “Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus; but they shouted Out, “Crucify, crucify him!” “A third time he said to them, “Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise him and release him.”  But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.  So Pilate gave sentence that their []

HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1).”


HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1)”   The Sacred Paschal Triduum begins during which the Church solemnly celebrates the greatest mysteries of our redemption by means of special celebrations of the Last Supper (Holy Thursday), the Passion and Death of Our Lord (Good Friday), and His Glorious Resurrection (Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday).   On HOLY THURSDAY, we celebrate THE EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER during which three principal mysteries are commemorated, namely:   the institution of the []

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 4. THE CROWNING WITH THORNS.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 4. THE CROWNING WITH THORNS “And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe;  they came up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ and struck him with their hands. Pilate went out again, and said to them, ‘Behold, I am bringing him out to you, that you may know that I find no crime in him.’ So Jesus came out, wearing []