April 2, 2021, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries) | Comment: Crucifixion

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Friends of the Rosary:

Today, Good Friday, we commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. We observe Holy Friday as part of the Paschal Triduum preceding Easter Sunday. It coincides with the Jewish observance of Passover.

For Catholics, it’s a fasting and prayer day. There is no celebration of the Eucharist. In the afternoon, ideally at three o’clock, we attend the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, including the Veneration of the Cross.

We say the prayer of surrender to the will of the Father in Heaven: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46)”.

The Father accepted the ultimate sacrifice of His Son’s earthly life for the salvation of the world.

We gaze upon the crucifixion of Jesus and reflect on His brutal agony and earthly death.

We see Jesus’ total surrender as an act of perfect love for the Father — an act into which we are invited to participate. We use this prayer as a way of uniting ourselves with the eternal Son.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I trust in You!

Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York

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