The Malankara World Journal Issue 133 - Maundy Thursday (Pes'ho) and The
New Commandment - (Mar 25, 2013) is available online at:
*TABLE OF CONTENTS - Issue No: 133*
Maundy Thursday (Pes'ho) and The New Commandment
Passion Week Special - 3
2. Bible Readings for Maundy Thursday (Mar 27)
3. Sermons for Maundy Thursday (Mar 27)
4. Malankara World Passion Week Supplement and Daily Reflections
Malankara World has a supplement that provides detailed information
about Passion Week including articles, prayers, sermons, etc. You
will find it here:
Passion Week Supplement in Malankara World
Malankara World has developed a daily plan of bible readings,
meditations, reflections, and prayers for Passion Week. You will
find it here:
Today in Passion Week
5. Maundy Thursday
The word "Maundy" comes from the Latin word for commandment (mandatum),
which Jesus talked about when he told his disciples that he was leaving
them "a new commandment," that they "love one another." There were
probably so many things going on in the disciples' minds in that upper
room where they had their last supper together, including fear and
bewilderment from Jesus telling them that someone in that very room
would betray him. ...
6. Featured: Passover/ Pes'ho/ Holy Last Supper
The Holy Last Supper encourages us to look back with love and adoration
to what He did for us on the cross and look forward with hope and
anticipation to His coming again. Since we must be careful not to come
to the Lord's table with known sin in our lives, the Holy Supper should
also be an occasion for looking within, examining our hearts, and
confessing our sins. ...
7. Let Us Live With Him! Let Us Learn From Him! Pope's homily at the
Mass of the Lord's Supper
At this hour, when the Lord in the most holy Eucharist gives himself,
his body and his blood, into our hands and into our hearts, let us be
moved by his prayer. Let us enter into his prayer and thus beseech him:
Lord, grant us faith in you, who are one with the Father in the Holy
Spirit. Grant that we may live in your love and thus become one, as you
are one with the Father, so that the world may believe...
8. Living the Virtue of Humility
The virtue of humility has no place in the divine nature of Christ, who
being one God with the Father has no superior. But humility is an
essential dimension of His human nature. And we know that the greater
the dignity of a person, the greater merit there is in that person's
virtue of humility. Since Christ has ultimate dignity - the dignity of
divinity - the merit of His humility is beyond all human understanding. ...
9. A Beautiful Summary of Eucharistic Theology in an Antiphon by Aquinas
The Eucharist is not only a meal, it is the making present of the
Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In every mass, we are
brought to the foot of the cross, and the fruits of that Cross are
applied to us. ...
10. Holy Thursday: Why Did Peter Object to Jesus' Washing His Feet?
Even now, the Lord wants to wash our feet, through the ministry of those
who have a share in his ministry and who act in his name. He desires to
make us clean, to give us a share in his inheritance of everlasting
life, through the Sacrament of Penance that we might worthily partake of
his Body and Blood. ...
11. Missionary Weapons
Jesus said, "I have given you an example, that you should do as I have
done to you" (John 13:15). Notice the kind of people that God brings
around you, and you will be humiliated once you realize that this is
actually His way of revealing to you the kind of person you have been to
Him. Now He says we should exhibit to those around us exactly what He
has exhibited to us. ...
12. Sequence of the Last Supper Events
On Holy Thursday, let's examine the sequence of the Last Supper which
pretty well illustrates why the Lord had to die for us. We will see how
earnest the Lord is about this Last Supper, how he enters it with an
intense love for his disciples and a desire that they (we) carefully
heed what he is trying to teach them. We shall see however that the
disciples (we) show forth a disastrous inattentiveness and a terrible
lack of concern for the Lord.
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Dr. Jacob Mathew
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