Truly, He is risen! ☧ Happy Easter! I'd just like to leave a brief post for today. This is the Entrance Antiphon for today's Mass: I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia. You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia. Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia. Human language falls silent … Continue reading Christ Is Risen!
☧ Last night, we celebrated the Lord's Passion. We read the Passion story according to John, and in his account, he mentions "fulfillment" on five different occasions. As we were reading this, it re-occurred to me how prophetical this whole ordeal was and must necessarily have been. But even more, it occurred to me what … Continue reading To Fulfill What Had Been Written
☧ Sheol is a Hebrew word in Judaism which describes the place where those who have died are congregated; it can be translated into English as "pit" or "abyss"1, and is described in the New Testament (in Greek) as Hades which is then translated into the English word "Hell". In short, Sheol is equivalent to Hades which is equivalent to … Continue reading Sheol and Lent