The Official Newsletter of the Archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines

Holy Week

“We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you…for by your holy cross you redeemed the world.” (photo from google images)

By: Antolin de la Serna

We should not make excuses for this crisis that we are facing, that we can no longer care and not exercise our spiritual obligations. In fact, to put it in perspective, we need more of this when it comes to our healing needs.

Prohibiting us to gather as one people in order to maintain physical distancing, should not stop us from praying earnestly. There is much we can do in lieu of our actual worship during the Holy Mass in the church and attending the rituals within the church.

For example, this Holy Hour we hold in front of the exposed Blessed Sacrament, we can pray during this time in our homes. We can meditate, avoid doing evil, reach out to those in need, read spiritual books, repent for our since and do penance, and other Godly acts we can perform outside the church.

In this way we can still pray and reflect on Holy Week, especially in Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, leading us to experience the joy of Easter Sunday.

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