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Post-Pentecost Articles at the Workshop

Submitted by on Tuesday, 25 May 2010No Comment

With the Solemnity of Pentecost, the Easter season ends.  Immediately following this are three solemnities in Ordinary Time:  the solemnities of the Holy Trinity, the Body and Blood of Christ, and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  I have already posted the Workshop articles for the readings of those feasts with their corresponding “Mag-aral Tayo” equivalents.

Below are the links to these articles:

Feast of the Holy Trinity 2010 (C)

Trinity Sunday is the first of the post-Easter solemnities that highlight particular aspects of salvation history. The word “Trinity” was coined by Tertullian to designate the God who makes Himself known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is a word that conveniently puts into just three syllables the Christian conviction about the nature of God as revealed by Jesus Christ. Through the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, we give thanks to Father who has created us, the Son who has redeemed us, and the Holy Spirit who continues to sanctify us and transform us into the Body of Christ.

(Corpus Christi — C)All Ate and were Satisfied (Luke 9:12-17)

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is the second of the three feasts that are celebrated immediately after the end of the Easter season. During Holy Thursday, we celebrated the institution of the Eucharist. In this Solemnity, we focus on the new life that Christ communicates to us through His Flesh and Blood that are given to us in the bread and wine of the Mass.

(Sacred Heart — C) A Love Without Measure

The third feast immediately following the Easter season is that of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The title of the feast derives from the vision granted to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Lord’s heart, broken and wounded during His Passion, burning for love and bearing upon it the sign of the Cross. The visions came at a time when the Jansenist heresy was teaching that God should not be loved but feared as a judge. In the visions, the Lord reminds us through St. Margaret that His love for us has been made manifest on the Cross where he shed His blood for us.

For Mag-aral Tayo I am trying out something new. Instead of the Gospel readings, I am presenting materials based on the first or second readings. I do this on those Sundays where the Gospel reading was already presented on another Sunday. Such was the case for Pentecost where the Gospel is from John 20:19-23 (reading from Easter Sunday), so I presented the first reading from Acts 2:1-13. Besides, in our actual Bible Workshop at the parish (BEC Advanced Training), we are studying the Letters of Paul, so I thought it would be a good idea to prioritize the letters of Paul whenever these are presented in the liturgy. Below are the links to Mag-aral Tayo

Luke 9:12-17
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12Now the day began to decline. And the twelve came and said to him: Send away the multitude, that going into the towns and villages round about, they may lodge and get victuals; for we are here in a desert place.
13But he said to them: Give you them to eat. And they said: We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; unless perhaps we should go and buy food for all this multitude.
14Now there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples: Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
15And they did so; and made them all sit down.
16And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed them; and he broke, and distributed to his disciples, to set before the multitude.
17And they did all eat, and were filled. And there were taken up of fragments that remained to them, twelve baskets.
John 20:19-23
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19Now when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you.
20And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.
21He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you.
22When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
23Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.
Acts 2:1-13
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1And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place:
2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them:
4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak.
5Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue.
7And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these, that speak, Galileans?
8And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born?
9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome,
11Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.
12And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another: What meaneth this?
13But others mocking, said: These men are full of new wine.

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