Lenten Reflections 2010

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April 4, 2010 - The Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Sunday

“They said nothing to no one for they were afraid.” (St. Mark 16:8b)

April 3, 2010 - Holy Saturday

“And taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in a pure garment and laid it in a new tomb which he had hewn in the rock. And he rolled a great stone in the door of the tomb, He went away.” (St. Matthew 27:59-60)

April 2, 2010 - Good Friday

“But one of the soldiers stabbed His side with a spear and immediately blood and water flowed.” (St. John 19:34)

April 1, 2010 - Maundy Thursday

“A new command I give to you, that you love one another, just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (St. John 13:35)

March 31, 2010 - Holy Wednesday

“And He said to them, “Amen. Amen. I say to you, this day you will be withMe in Paradise.” (St. Luke 23:43)

March 30, 2010 - Holy Tuesday

“And he came a third time and said to them, ‘Are you still sleeping and taking rest? It is enough! Behold! The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners!” (St. Mark 14:41)

March 29, 2010 - Holy Monday

But deliver us from evil.

March 28, 2010 - Palmarum: Palm Sunday

“So the Pharisees said to one another, ‘You see that we are gaining nothing. Look!! The whole world has gone after Him.’” (St. John 12:19)

March 27, 2010 - Saturday of 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!” (Psalm 22:19, 21)

March 26, 2010 - Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

“And when the centurion who stood by Him, saw that He had breathed His last, He said, ‘Truly this man was the Son of God.’” (St. Mark 15:39)

March 25, 2010 - The Annunciation of Our Lord

“For nothing is impossible with God.” (St. Luke 1:37)

March 24, 2010 - Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

And lead us not into temptation.

March 23, 2010 - Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

“And not by the blood of goats and calves but by His own blood, He entered once for all into all the holy places securing eternal redemption.” (Hebrews 9:12)

March 22, 2010 - Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent

“And Abraham said to his young men, ‘Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.’”

March 21, 2010 - Judica: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

“Amen, Amen, I say to you, if anyone cherishes my words, they will not see death.” (St. John 8:51)

March 20, 2010 - Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

“Judge 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;” (Psalm 43:1-2)

March 19, 2010 - St. Joseph: The Guardian of the Lord

“And when he rose, he took the child and His mother by night and went out to Egypt.” (St. Matthew 2:14)

March 18, 2010 - Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

“And so those who received his word were baptized and there were added that day three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)

March 17, 2010 - Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

March 16, 2010 - Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

“Tell me, you who want to be under the Law, have you heard the Law?’”

March 15, 2010 - Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

“When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, ‘What is it?’ for they did know what it was. And Moses said to them, ‘It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.’” (Exodus 16:15)

March 14, 2010 - Laetare:The Fourth Sunday in Lent

“And so Jesus took the loaves and when He gave thanks, He gave them to the ones sitting and likewise with the fish, as much as they wanted.” (St. John 6:11)

March 13, 2010 - Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her all you who love her; that you may feed and be satisfied with the consolation of her bosom.”

March 12, 2010 - Friday of the Third Week of Lent

“Behold! We are going up to Jerusalem and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles. They will mock Him and spit upon Him and whip Him and kill Him. And after three days He will rise.” (St. Mark 10:33-34)

March 11, 2010 - Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

“Thus says the Lord, ‘Stand in the court of the Lord’s house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the Lord all the words that I command you to speak to them, do not hold back a word.’” (Jeremiah 26:2)

March 10, 2010 - Wednesday of Third Week of Lent

Give us this day our daily bread.

March 9, 2010 - Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

“For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the Light–for the fruit of the light is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.” (Ephesians 5:8-9)

March 8, 2010 - Monday of the Third Week of Lent

“Then the magicians said to Pharoah, ‘This is the finger of God.’ But Pharoah’s heart was hardened and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.” (Exodus 8:18)

March 7, 2010 - Oculi: The Third Sunday in Lent

“But others from them said, ‘By Beelzebub the Lord, He casts out demons,” (St. Luke 11:15)

March 6, 2010 - Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

“My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted.” (Psalm 25:15-16)

March 5, 2010 - Friday of the Second Week of Lent

“‘Who is that man, walking in the field to meet us?‘ The servant said, ‘It is my master.‘ So she took her veil and covered herself.” (Genesis 24:65)

March 4, 2010 - Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

“More than that, we rejoice in suffering...” (Romans 5:2-3a)

March 3, 2010 - Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

March 2, 2010 - Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

“For God has not called us for uncleanness but in holiness.”

March 1, 2010 - Monday of the Second Week of Lent

“Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day has broken.’ But Jacob said to him, ‘I will not let you go unless you bless me.’” (Genesis 32:26)

February 28, 2010 - Reminiscere: The Second Sunday in Lent

“Then Jesus answered her, ‘O woman, great is your faith. Let it be done for you as you desire.’ And her daughter was healed from that very hour.” (St. Matthew 15:28)

February 27, 2010 - Saturday of the First Week of Lent

“Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses, for they are old. Let not my enemies triumph over me, Redeem Israel, O God,out of all their troubles!” (Psalm 25:6, 2)

February 26, 2010 - Friday of the First Week of Lent

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who was tempted as we are but without sin.”

February 25, 2010 - Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Your kingdom come.

February 24, 2010 - St. Matthias’ Day

“And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell upon Matthias and He was counted with the Eleven apostles.” (Acts 1:26)

February 23, 2010 - Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

“For He says, ‘In an acceptable time I listened to you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.‘ Behold, now is the good time, behold now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)

February 22, 2010 - Monday of the First Week of Lent

“I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring. He shall crush your head and you shall crush His heel.” (Genesis 3:19)

February 21, 2010 - Invocavit: The First Sunday in Lent

“And then Jesus was taken up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” (St. Matthew 4:1)

February 20, 2010 - Saturday of the Week of Ash Wednesday

He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation."

February 19, 2010 - Friday of the Week of Ash Wednesday

“Yet, now,” declares the Lord, return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, with wailing, tear your heart and not your garments.”

February 18, 2010 - Thursday of the Week of Ash Wednesday

“Hallowed be Thy Name”

February 17, 2010 - Ash Wednesday

“And when you fast, don’t become gloomy like the hypocrites, for they darken their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Amen, I say to you, they receive their reward in full.” (St. Matthew 6:16)