Let us walk on the path of life, believe in every good work, and be your pleasing fragrance, a perfume of life for life.
In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. Today, we know that feast as Divine Mercy Sunday, named by Pope St. John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.
O Christ our God, you are the Ocean of mercy and compassion. Maronite Liturgy
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O Christ, Through your resurrection you have renewed heaven and earth, made man a new creature and sent the breath of your hope into the world. Maronite Liturgy
Blessed is he who through his death has given us life and through his resurrection has given us victory over death.
help us to honor your resurrection with a pure voice and a clear conscience.
Girded with truth and with uplifted hands, may we rejoice in the joy of the Spirit, and be happy in the peace of God.
Saturday of the Light is the last day of Lent. A beautiful ceremony is to be celebrated during that day: “the Prayer of Forgiveness”. It is an old prayer of the Maronite Church that celebrate the forgiveness won by the death of Jesus Christ.
O Lord, Grant that we may enjoy the fruits of your sacrifice and bury the old man that the new man may live.
Second prayer, Saturday of the Light Morning, Maronite Liturgy.
O Incarnate Word,
Son of Mary and Son of the Father,
on this day, the greatest of all history,
you appeared before Pilate,
you, who are seated at the right hand of the Father.
You, remained silent before the judges,
you, through whose word everything exists.
You walked the path to Golgotha carrying the wood of the cross, you, who were seated on a chariot of cherubim,
draped in brilliant jewels.
On your head is entwined a crown of thorns,
you, whose head the heavens decorate with stars.
On the cross you are given vinegar and gall to drink, you, who gave us your blood, the source of life.
You die on the cross at the hand of your executioners, you, who give life to all the living.
Therefore, O God made man,
we ask to share in your humanity and divinity,
your death and your life,
your scorn and your glory
in this world and the next,
so that we may glorify you, your Father, and your Holy Spirit, for ever. Amen.
Sedro, Great Friday Morning, Maronite Liturgy.
O Christ, Before supper, you washed the feet of your disciples, who except for one, were pure. This action was at once a sign of your love,
a law of your gospel, a call for humility in one who leads, an example of service, and a commandment to love.
Sedro, Thursday of Mysteries Evening Prayer, Maronite Liturgy.
Image by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.
Holy Thursday or Thursday of the Holy Mysteries is the first day of the Easter Triduum. On that day Jesus had His Last Supper with His disciples and founded the sacraments, especially the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the Priesthood.
O Lord, you invited us to share in this Passover by giving us your body and blood. May we share in your passion and death so that we may one day be reborn with you in glory.
Second Prayer, Thursday of Mysteries Morning, Maronite Liturgy.
Image by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.