Lenten Reflections 2006

Daily Reflections for the weeks of the Lenten Fast before Holy Easter.

April 15, 2006 - Holy Saturday

“When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.” (St. Matthew 27:58-59)

April 14, 2006 - Good Friday

“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.” (Isaiah 53:4)

April 13, 2006 - Maundy Thursday

“My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to the point of death.” (St. Matthew 26:38)

April 12, 2006 - Wednesday in Holy Week

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing Love; according to Your great compassion blot out my iniquities.” (Psalm 51 – The Psalm for Wednesday in Holy Week)

April 11, 2006 - Tuesday in Holy Week

“Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, do not be far from me; make haste to help me, O Lord, my Salvation.” (Psalm 38 – The Psalm for Tuesday in Holy Week)

April 10, 2006 - Monday in Holy Week

“O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, or discipline me in Your wrath.” (Psalm 6 – The Psalm for Monday in Holy Week)

April 9, 2006 - Palm Sunday - Palmarum

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.” (St. Matthew 26:41)

April 8, 2006 - Saturday in the Fifth Week of Lent

“But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me! Save Me from the lion’s mouth and from the horns of the wild oxen!” (Antiphon for the Introit for Palm Sunday)

April 7, 2006 - Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent

"And Jesus cried out with a loud voice and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom." (St. Mark 15:37-38)

April 6, 2006 - Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent

“With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left.” (St. Mark 15:27)

April 5, 2006 - Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

“So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be crucified.” (St. Mark 15:15)

April 4, 2006 - Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

“Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own Blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” (Hebrews 9:11-15)

April 3, 2006 - Monday in the Fifth Week of Lent

“Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah and offer him there.” (Genesis 22:2)

April 2, 2006 - Fifth Sunday in Lent - Judica

“Most assuredly I say to you, before Abraham was, I Am.” (St. John 8:58)

April 1, 2006 - Saturday in the Fourth Week of Lent

"Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! For You are the God of my strength;" (Antiphon for the Introit for the Fifth Sunday in Lent)

March 31, 2006 - Friday in the Fourth Week of Lent

"And he shall skin the burnt offering...” (Leviticus 1:1-9)

March 30, 2006 - Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent

“But now, do not be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.” (Genesis 45:5)

March 29, 2006 - Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

“Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did.” (St. John 4:5-42)

March 28, 2006 - Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

“Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law?” (Galatians 4:21-31)

March 27, 2006 - Monday in the Fourth Week of Lent

“Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you.” (Exodus 8:16-24)

March 26, 2006 - Fourth Sunday in Lent - Laetare

“Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted.” (St. John 6:1-15)

March 25, 2006 - Saturday in the Third Week of Lent

“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.” (St. Luke 1:31)

March 24, 2006 - Friday in the Third Week of Lent

“So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a lamb and dipped the tunic in the blood.” (Genesis 41:46-49)

March 23, 2006 - Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

“And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.” (Genesis 39:3)

March 22, 2006 - Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent

“Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” (St. Matthew 18:21-35)

March 21, 2006 - Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.” (Ephesians 5:1-9)

March 20, 2006 - Monday in the Third Week of Lent

“Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, ‘This is the finger of God.’” (Exodus 8:16-24)

March 19, 2006 - The Third Sunday in Lent - Oculi

“But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.” (St. Luke 11:20)

March 18, 2006 - Saturday in the Second Week of Lent

“My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.” (Introit for the Third Sunday in Lent)

March 17, 2006 - Friday in the Second Week of Lent

“And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be one you to destroy you...” (Exodus 12:3-13)

March 16th, 2006 - Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

“But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion.” (St. Luke 15:11-32)

March 15, 2006 - Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

“Father, give the portion of inheritance that falls to me. So he divided to them his life.” (St. Luke 15:11-32)

March 14, 2006 - Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent

“So they all ate and were filled. Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.” (St. Mark 6:42-44)

March 13, 2006 - Monday in the Second Week of Lent

“Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day.” (Genesis 32:24)

March 12, 2006 - Second Sunday in Lent – Reminscere

"Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David!’" (St. Matthew 15:22)

March 11, 2006 - Saturday in the First Week of Lent

“To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; let me not be ashamed; do not remember the sins of my youth; according to Your mercy remember me for Your goodness’ sake.” (Introit for the Second Sunday in Lent)

March 10, 2006 - Friday in the First Week of Lent

"Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High.'" (Genesis 14:18)

March 9, 2006 - Thursday in the First Week of Lent

“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?'” (St. Mark 4:38)

March 8, 2006 - Wednesday in the First Week of Lent

“So David said to Nathan, 'I have sinned against the Lord.' And Nathan said to David, 'The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die.'”(2 Samuel 11:1-12:15)

March 7, 2006 - Tuesday in the First Week of Lent

“Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

March 6, 2006 - Monday in the First Week of Lent

“And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.” (Genesis 3:21)

March 5, 2006 - First Sunday in Lent - Invocabit

“And the devil said to Him, 'If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, “He shall give His angels charge over you.” (St. Matt. 4:6)

March 4, 2006 - Saturday After Ash Wednesday

“Also for Adam and his wife, the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:21)

March 3, 2006 - Friday After Ash Wednesday

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (St. Matthew 6:1-26)

March 2, 2006 - Thursday After Ash Wednesday

“For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness..." (2 Peter 2:2-11)

March 1, 2006 - Ash Wednesday

“Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes.” (Jonah 3:10)