Thursday, April 2, 2015

Talk: The Supplementary Events of Holy Week

Yesterday we were privileged to have Professor Angelo Karantonis speak to us about Holy Week. We discussed certain events that occur during Holy Week, all of which supplement and contribute to our experience of the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
We pray that everyone has a blessed and spiritual Pascha. To prepare, here is an excerpt from the book 'Comforting and Controlling Thoughts,' by Anthony Coniaris:

"Wracked by grinding pain and despair, Jesus looked down from the cross and saw the soldiers, gambling and laughing. He heard the taunts, the sarcasm of the Pharisees nearby. Even his own disciples had forsaken Him.

At this point, Satan appeared to our Saviour and whispered the fourth and final temptation in His ears: "They are not worth it. Face it Jesus. They are not worth it."

It was at this moment that Jesus raised His voice and said, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.""

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