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Lectio Divina for the Paschal Triduum


We begin our prayer:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Almighty ever-living God,
who have restored us to life
by the blessed Death and Resurrection of your Christ, preserve in us the work of your mercy, that, by partaking of this mystery,
we may have a life unceasingly devoted to you. Through Christ our Lord.

Reading (Lectio)
Read the following Scripture two or three times.
John 13:1-15
Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured
water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Master, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well.” Jesus said to him, “Whoever has bathed has no need except to have his feet washed, for he is clean all over; so you are clean, but not all.” For he knew who would betray him; for this reason, he said, “Not all of you are clean.
So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”

Meditation (Meditatio)
After the reading, take some time to reflect in silence on one or more of the following questions:

  • What word or words in this passage caught your attention?
  • What in this passage comforted you?
  • What in this passage challenged you?
    If practicing lectio divina as a family or in a group, after the reflection time, invite the participants to share their responses.

Prayer (Oratio): Read: the Scripture passage one more time. Bring to the Lord the praise, petition, or thanksgiving that the Word inspires in you.

Contemplation (Contemplatio) Read: Scriptures again, followed by this
reflection:
What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?
He had come from God and was returning to God.
Where have I come from? Where am I going?
What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later. What parts of my faith do I struggle to understand? How can I grow in my understanding of God and his Church?
I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. What acts of service is God calling me to? How do I share my faith in Jesus through my actions?
After a period of silent reflection and/or discussion, then recite the Lord’s Prayer and the following:
Closing Prayer:
How shall I make a return to the LORD for all the good he has done for me?
The cup of salvation I will take up,
and I will call upon the name of the LORD .
Precious in the eyes of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.
I am your servant, the son of your handmaid; you have loosed my bonds.
To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving, and I will call upon the name of the LORD .
My vows to the LORD I will pay in the presence of all his people.
From Psalm 116
Living the Word This Week
How can I make my life a gift for others in charity?
Prayerfully consider ways that you can serve your brothers and sisters, especially the poor and marginalized.


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Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved
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Paschal Triduum

Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday

The Paschal Triduum or Easter Triduum, Holy Triduum, or the Three Days, is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. It is a moveable observance recalling the Passion, Crucifixion, Death, burial, and Resurrection of Jesus, as portrayed in the canonical Gospels.


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WORD OF THE DAY

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Monday of Holy Week

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah
Is 42, 1-7

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Here is my servant whom I uphold,
my chosen one with whom I am pleased,
Upon whom I have put my Spirit;
he shall bring forth justice to the nations
,
Not crying out, not shouting,
not making his voice heard in the street.
A bruised reed he shall not break,
and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,
Until he establishes justice on the earth;
the coastlands will wait for his teaching.

Thus says God, the Lord,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spreads out the earth with its crops,
Who gives breath to its people
and spirit to those who walk on it:
I, the Lord, have called you for the victory of justice,
I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you
as a covenant of the people
,
a light for the nations,
To open the eyes of the blind,
to bring out prisoners from confinement,
and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to John
Jn 12, 1-11

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany,
where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served,
while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him.
Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil
made from genuine aromatic nard
and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair;
the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
Then Judas the Iscariot, one of his disciples,
and the one who would betray him, said,
\”Why was this oil not sold for three hundred days\’ wages
and given to the poor?\”
He said this not because he cared about the poor
but because he was a thief and held the money bag
and used to steal the contributions.
So Jesus said, \”Leave her alone.
Let her keep this for the day of my burial.
You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.\”

The large crowd of the Jews found out that he was there and came,
not only because of him, but also to see Lazarus,
whom he had raised from the dead.
And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too,
because many of the Jews were turning away
and believing in Jesus because of him.


  • Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC. Used with permission. All rights reserved. No portion of this text may be reproduced by any means without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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Daily Meditations

Therefore, just as you have received the Lord Jesus Christ, walk in him. Be rooted and continually built up in Christ. And be confirmed in the faith, just as you have also learned it, increasing in him with acts of thanksgiving. See to it that no one deceives you through philosophy and empty falsehoods, as found in the traditions of men, in accord with the influences of the world, and not in accord with Christ. For in him, all the fullness of the Divine Nature dwells bodily. In Him, you have been filled; for he is the head of all principality and power. You have been buried with him in baptism In him also you have risen again through faith by the work of God who raised him up from the dead And when you were dead in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh he enlivened you together with him forgiving you of all transgressions. Wiping away the handwriting of the decree which was against us, which was contrary to us.

Colossians, 2

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Shepherd your people with your staff,
the flock of your inheritance,
That dwells apart in a woodland,
in the midst of Carmel.
Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,
as in the days of old;
As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt, show us wonderful signs.

Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance; Who does not persist in anger forever, but delights rather in clemency,
And will again have compassion on us,
treading underfoot our guilt?
You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins; You will show faithfulness to Jacob,
and grace to Abraham,
As you have sworn to our fathers
from days of old.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12

R. (8a)  The Lord is kind and merciful.
Bless the LORD, O my soul;
and all my being, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
He pardons all your iniquities,
he heals all your ills.
He redeems your life from destruction,
he crowns you with kindness and compassion.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
He will not always chide,
nor does he keep his wrath forever.
Not according to our sins does he deal with us,
nor does he requite us according to our crimes.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he put our transgressions from us.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

Verse Before the Gospel Lk 15:18

I will get up and go to my father and shall say to him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.

Gospel Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
\”This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.\”

So to them Jesus addressed this parable.
\”A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father;


\’Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me. So the father divided the property between them. After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings
and set off to a distant country where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation. When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he found himself in dire need.
So he hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine.

And he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed, but nobody gave him any. Coming to his senses he thought,
\’How many of my father\’s hired workers
have more than enough food to eat,
but here am I, dying from hunger.
I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him,m


\”Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
I no longer deserve to be called your son;
treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.\”\’
So he got up and went back to his father.
While he was still a long way off,
his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion.
He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.
His son said to him,
\’Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you;
I no longer deserve to be called your son.\’
But his father ordered his servants,
\’Quickly, bring the finest robe and put it on him;
put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Take the fattened calf and slaughter it.
Then let us celebrate with a feast,
because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again;
he was lost, and has been found.\’
Then the celebration began.
Now the older son had been out in the field
and, on his way back, as he neared the house, he heard the sound of music and dancing. He called one of the servants and asked what this might mean.


The servant said to him,
\’Your brother has returned and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.

He became angry,
and when he refused to enter the house,
his father came out and pleaded with him.
He said to his father in reply,
\’Look, all these years I served you
and not once did I disobey your orders;
yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends.
But when your son returns
who swallowed up your property with prostitutes, for him you slaughter the fattened calf.\’

He said to him,
\’My son, you are here with me always;
everything I have is yours. But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again;
he was lost and has been found.\’\”

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READING OF THE DAY
A reading from the Book of Genesis

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them:
“Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.
Dread fear of you shall come upon all the
For in the image of God
has man been made.

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Book of Genesis
Gn 9:1-13

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them:
“Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.
Dread fear of you shall come upon all the animals of the earth
and all the birds of the air,
upon all the creatures that move about on the ground
and all the fishes of the sea;
into your power they are delivered.
Every creature that is alive shall be yours to eat;
I give them all to you as I did the green plants.
Only flesh with its lifeblood still in it you shall not eat.
For your own lifeblood, too, I will demand an accounting:
from every animal I will demand it,
and from one man in regard to his fellow man
I will demand an accounting for human life.

If anyone sheds the blood of man,
by man shall his blood be shed;
For in the image of God
has man been made.

Be fertile, then, and multiply;
abound on earth and subdue it.”

God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
“See, I am now establishing my covenant with you
and your descendants after you
and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark.
I will establish my covenant with you,
that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyed
by the waters of a flood;
there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth.”
God added:
“This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between me and you and every living creature with you:
I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to Mark
Mk 8:27-33

Jesus and his disciples set out
for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.
Along the way he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that I am?”
They said in reply,
“John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others one of the prophets.”
And he asked them,
“But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said to him in reply,
You are the Christ.”

Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.

He began to teach them
that the Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed, and rise after three days.
He spoke this openly.
Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples,
rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”

Faith is the realization


Reading 1 HEB 11:1-2, 8-19

Brothers and sisters:
Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
and evidence of things not seen.
Because of it the ancients were well attested.


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Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews
Heb 4:12-16

The word of God is living and effective,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
penetrating even between soul and spirit,
joints and marrow,
and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
No creature is concealed from him,
but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him
to whom we must render an account.

Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,
Jesus, the Son of God,
let us hold fast to our confession
.
For we do not have a high priest
who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
yet without sin.
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to Mark
Mk 2:13-17

Jesus went out along the sea.
All the crowd came to him and he taught them.
As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus,
sitting at the customs post.
Jesus said to him, “Follow me.”
And he got up and followed Jesus.
While he was at table in his house,

many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples;
for there were many who followed him.
Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with sinners
and tax collectors and said to his disciples,
“Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
Jesus heard this and said to them,
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”


Sabbath Day (Spanish Sábado) Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary ●

[Yoroba] Olúwa, wá ràn wá ló̩wó̩.

Olúwa, yára láti ràn wá ló̩wó̩.

Ògo ni fún Baba àti fún O̩mo̩

àti fún È̩mí Mímó̩.

Bí ó ti wà látètèkó̩s̩e,

o ń be̩ nísinsìnyí,

bé̩è̩ ni ó sì máa rí nígbà gbogbo

ayé àìnípè̩kun. Àmín. Alelúyà.

God, come to my assistance.

Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit:

as it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

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Hymn

It were my soul’s desire

To see the face of God;

It were my soul’s desire

To rest in his abode.

Grant, Lord, my soul’s desire,

Deep waves of cleansing sighs,

Grant, Lord, my soul’s desire,

From earthly cares to rise.

It were my soul’s desire

To imitate my King,

It were my soul’s desire

His endless praise to sing.

It were my soul’s desire,

When heaven’s gate is won,

To find my soul’s desire,

Clear shining like the sun.

This still my soul’s desire,

Whatever life afford,

To gain my soul’s desire

And see thy face, O Lord.

Hymn

It were my soul’s desire

To see the face of God;

It were my soul’s desire

To rest in his abode.

Grant, Lord, my soul’s desire,

Deep waves of cleansing sighs,

Clear shining like the sun.

This still my soul’s desire,

Whatever life afford,

To gain my soul’s desire

And see thy face, O Lord.

Psalm 118 (119): 145-152
S̩ís̩e àsàrò lórí àwo̩n ò̩rò̩ O̩ló̩run nínú òfin

“Bí e̩niké̩ni ba pa àwo̩n àso̩té̩lè̩ mó̩, ìfé̩ O̩ló̩run yóò di pípé nínú rè̩” (1 John 2:5)
My eyes watch for you before dawn.
Mo fi gbogbo o̩kàn mi pè Ó̩,
Olúwa, gbó̩ mi.
Mo ké pè Ó̩, kó mi yo̩,
èmi yóò s̩e ìfé̩ Re̩.
Mo jí kí ojú tó mó̩
láti ké fún ìrànló̩wó̩ ò̩ Re̩,
Mo gbé̩kè̩lé ò̩rò̩ Re̩.
Ojú mi s̩àìsùn òru,
láti ronú sí ìlérí Re̩.
Gbó̩ ohùn mi nínú ìfé̩ Re̩, Olúwa,
Fi às̩e̩ Re̩ fún mi ní ìyè.
Àwo̩n tó ń lépa mi láìnídìí súnmó̩ ìtòsì,
wó̩n jìnnà sí òfin Re̩.
S̩ùgbó̩n Ìwo̩ wà nítòsí, Olúwa,
otító̩ ni gbogbo ìlànà Re̩.
Ó pé̩ tí mo ti mo̩ è̩rí Re̩,
tí O ti fi lélè̩ láéláé.
Ògo ni fún Baba àti fún O̩mo̩
àti fún È̩mí Mímó̩.
Bí ó ti wà látètèkó̩s̩e,
o ń be̩ nísinsìnyí,
bé̩è̩ ni ó sì máa rí nígbà gbogbo
ayé àìnípè̩kun. Àmín. Alelúyà.
Meditating the word of the Lord in the Law
“When anyone obeys what he has said, God’s love comes to perfection in him” (1 John 2:5)
Dawn finds me ready to welcome you, my God.
I call with all my heart; Lord, hear me,