Monthly Archives: March 2010

Marking Holy [Maundy] Thursday

Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday (the term “maundy” comes from the Latin, “mandatum” or “mandate”, “commandment” and refers to the new commandment Jesus gives to his disciples – to love one another as he has loved us – as found … Continue reading

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Marking Holy Monday to Wednesday

  Following is a way you can mark Holy Monday to Wednesday in your home, especially if you have not been lighting candles through Lent, and now extinguishing them through Holy Week:   Monday of Holy Week: Symbol – place … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Holy Saturday

  NOTE:   Though there are no candles to light this day, the following will acknowledge              that Holy Saturday marks the time between Jesus’ death, his absence and              … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Good Friday, Year C, 2010

  Take all the purple candles out of their holders and lay them down around the Christ candle.  Cover the entire centrepiece with a black cloth.   Question:    Why do we not even light the Christ candle this day? … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Maundy Thursday

NOTE:   The term, “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, or “mandate”,             “commandment” and is in reference to the new commandment Jesus              gives his disciples in John 13: … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Wednesday of Holy Week, Year C, 2010

  Light the Christ candle.  Light only two of the purple candles.   Question:   Why do we light only two purple candles? Response:     We light only two purple candles to remind us that we have at   … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Tuesday of Holy Week, Year C, 2010

  Light the Christ Candle.  Light only three of the six purple candles.   Question:   Why do we light only three purple candles? Response:    We light only three purple candles to remind us that we have not   … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Monday of Holy Week, Year C, 2010

  Light the Christ candle.  Light only four of the six purple candles.   Question:   Why do we light only four purple candles? Response:    We light only four purple candles because there are times when       … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Palm Sunday, Year C, 2010

  NOTE:  The colour for Palm Sunday is red as we begin Holy Week, our highest holy             time.  We mark this change by placing a red placemat underneath the             Lenten table centerpiece.   Light the Christ candle and … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – 5th Sunday in Lent, Year C, 2010

  Light the Christ candle and the four purple candles. Light a fifth purple candle.   Question:    Why do we light this candle? Response:    We light this candle to lavish Christ with our worship.   Read:    John … Continue reading

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