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  • Holy Sepulchre, Holy Saturday

    Holy Sepulchre, Holy Saturday

    A recent, and long needed, restoration of the most sacred chapel in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a small sign of the progress that has been made in the relationship among the Churches which control the shrine. This year – when Catholic and Orthodox Easter fall on the same day – Holy Saturday will be a busy day in the church.

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  • Syrian prelate sees Holy Week as time of restoring life

    Syrian prelate sees Holy Week as time of restoring life

    In these blessed days, Lent comes to an end and we are on the threshold of the Easter Celebration, a feast that marks the passage from a life of slavery and dependence to a new life in the promised land, a land of freedom and of divine graces, which we have inherited on the day of the resurrection. Now we are beginning to live Holy Week with its celebrations and prayers which the Church has established as a help and a means to climb up to Golgotha, in order to accompany Christ on his painful journey to His crucifixion and burial, and the arrival of the dawn of deliverance.

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  • Pope urges Christians on Holy Saturday to ‘break open tombs’

    Pope urges Christians on Holy Saturday to ‘break open tombs’

    ROME — Pope Francis on Holy Saturday underlined several of the key themes of his papacy, calling on Christians to leave their self-centeredness behind and warning that the Holy Spirit is not a magic worker who removes evil “with a magic wand.” “We, like Peter and the women, cannot discover life

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