Saturday, April 07, 2007

Mass of the Lord's Supper.


We went to Holy Thursday Mass last night and it was beautiful. Fr. Théoden gave a long and soul stirring homily. He is a very kind and saintly man and is a wonderful confessor. All of the altar boys served from the A team down to the newest recruit. The boys' did very well and must have practiced hard to get everything right.

Fr. Théoden washed the feet of twelve altar boys, (I hope they all washed first, cause few things are stronger on earth than the odor from a teenaged boy's feet) and after Mass young Fr. Aragon carried the Lord in a procession around the church. The altar was stripped of all decoration including candles, nothing remained except the flowers and candles at the Altar of Repose. We sat there until around ten PM remembering that terrible night when Our Lord sweated blood in the olive garden and suffered unspeakable mental anguish for our sins.
I suddenly had a glimpse of how totally and wildly God loves us. Wonderful, astonishing, incredible love for me and for you.




What Wondrous Love is This?




What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!What wondrous love is this, O my soul!


What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of blissTo bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,


To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.



When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,


When I was sinking down, sinking down,


When I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,


Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,


Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;


To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.


To God and to the Lamb Who is the great “I Am”;


While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;


While millions join the theme, I will sing.
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;


And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on.


And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be;


And through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;


And through eternity, I’ll sing on.

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