Summoning the Divine: The Promises of Ashes

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Wednesdays in Lent, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Zoom meeting will start on Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Zoom Meeting ID: 931 7583 9149
Passcode: 666221
 

Session 1. Promise of Ashes: First Set of Sacred Word of Jesus on the Cross Download

THE FIRST SACRED WORDS (for February 24, 2021 Zoom Discussion)
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." Luke 23:34 
 
Overview.  Jesus spoke 7 times during his agony on the cross.  Each weekly reading during Lent will address one or more set of those 7 sacred, final words.  In each 3-4 page reading, you’ll find a discussion of the relevant Gospel(s) as well as Lenten insights from featured writers and talented artists. The current reading will be attached to each weekly St. Richard’s E-Mail during Lent.  You may also pick up hard copies in the St. Richard’s Church Office.   The readings have visuals as well as words.

We’ll hold the first Summoning the Divine Zoom session on Wednesday evening. February 24 (6:30-7:30 p.m.).  We’ will focus on this first reading (attached) and on anything else you’d like to discuss.  It would be great if you have time to do the reading, but don’t worry if you can’t get to it, you can still be an active participant.   Dates for the Wed. evening Zoom discussions will be February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31. Read more>>>
 

Session 2. Promise of Ashes: the Second Set of Sacred Word of Jesus on the Cross Download

THE SECOND SACRED WORDS (for March 3, 2021 Zoom Discussion)
"Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." Luke 23:43

Overview. Jesus spoke 7 times during his agony on the cross. Each weekly reading during Lent will address one or 2 sets of these sacred, final words. In each 3-4 page reading, you’ll find a discussion of the relevant Gospel(s) & Lenten insights from featured writers and talented artists.

The 2nd Summoning the Divine Zoom session will be held on Wednesday evening March 3 (6:30-7:30 p.m.). We will discuss the 1at reading sent out via St. Richard’s E-News on February 25. We’ll also discuss anything else you’d like to discuss. It would be great if you have time to do the reading, but don’t worry if you can’t get to it, you can still be an active participant. Dates for the coming Wed. evening Zoom discussions will be Wednesday March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31. Read more>>>
 

Session 3. Promise of Ashes: the Third Sacred Word of Jesus on the Cross Download

THE THIRD SACRED WORDS (for March 10, 2021 Zoom Discussion)
"Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son." Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother." John 19:26-27

Overview. Jesus spoke 7 times during his agony on the cross. Each weekly reading during Lent will address one or more sets of those 7 sacred, final words. In each 3-4 page reading, you’ll find a discussion of the relevant Gospel(s) as well as Lenten insights from featured writers and talented artists. The current reading will be attached to each weekly St. Richard’s E-Mail during Lent. You may also pick up hard copies in the St. Richard’s Church Office. The readings have visuals as well as words.

We will discuss the 3rd set of sacred words (John 19) during our Summoning the Divine Zoom session on Wednesday evening March 10 (6:30-7:30 p.m.). We’ll also welcome anything else you’d like to discuss. It would be great if you have time to do the reading, but don’t worry if you can’t get to it, you can still be an active participant. Dates for the coming Wed. evening Zoom discussions are Wednesday March 10, 17, 24, & 31. Read more>>>
 

Session 4. Promise of Ashes: the Fourth Set of Sacred Word of Jesus on the Cross Download

THE FOURTH SET OF SACRED WORDS (for March 17, 2021 Zoom Discussion)
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34

Overview. Only the Gospels of Mark and Matthew include this heart-rending cry of Jesus. Jesus cries out in utter despair to God With that cry, Jesus of Nazareth fulfills the Messianic prophecy of the Suffering Servant of the Lord (Isaiah 53:12, Mark 15:28, Luke 24:46). They include no other Jesus Crucifixion words.

Mark concludes his Gospel with the horror of Jesus’ final cry: “At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, ‘Listen, he is calling for Elijah,’ And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed his last" (15:37). Matthew’s words are similar to Mark’s but use this Aramaic: “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Last Published: February 24, 2021 12:05 PM

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