Pictures from Holy Thursday Vespers and Divine Liturgy - 04/17/14
Two events shape the liturgy of Great and Holy Thursday: the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples, and the betrayal of Judas. The meaning of both is in love. The Last Supper is the ultimate revelation of God’s redeeming love for man, of love as the very essence of salvation. And the betrayal of Judas reveals that sin, death and self-destruction are also due to love, but to deviated and distorted love, love directed at that which does not deserve love. Here is the mystery of this unique day, and its liturgy, where light and darkness, joy and sorrow are so strangely mixed, challenges us with the choice on which depends the eternal destiny of each one of us. “Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour was come... having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end...” (John 13:1). To understand the meaning of the Last Supper we must see it as the very end of the great movement of Divine Love which began with the creation of the world and is now to be consummated in the death and resurrection of Christ.
On Wednesday, May 4th, we return to our Bible Study on the Gospel of St. John (chapter 10). The study class is held every Wednesday on Zoom from 7 to 8:00p.m. It is open to all parishioners and anyone desiring to know better the Holy Gospel. Please consider inviting whoever you think may be interested! You may connect to all of the Zoom Meetings using the link or meeting ID below: https://zoom.us/j/3539391994
Meeting ID: 353 939 1994 / Password: 181591
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