Thursday, March 20, 2008

Maundy Thursday Thoughts

Ben Witherington has posted a blog entry, pointing to the fact that Mikhail Gorbachev, former Premier of the Soviet Union, is now openly testifying that he is a Christian. Apparently, maybe he was a Christian all along; he just couldn't say it or they would have, well, shot him.

According to Ben, the Lord is doing great things in Russia these days - things we who remember the Cold War would never have expected.


Want to do Good Friday Old School?

Paraclete Press is inviting you to listen in as monastic members of the Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola share the Passion story from the Gospel of John in Latin, in Gregorian chant.

"Paraclete invites you to take part in a tradition that dates back to the eighth century, with the chanting of the Passion Narrative according to Saint John on Good Friday. . .Hear the voices of the Narrator, Christ, and the Synagogue, in this noble narration which brings to life with a dramatic immediacy the events of the Passion, as the Gospel account unfolds. Meditate on the English translation as you listen, and allow the ancient language of the text, and the special Gregorian chant tone reserved especially for this holy season, to add a new depth and solemnity to your understanding of this familiar story."

The audio and text will be available on their website tomorrow (Good Friday)


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