2d Sunday of Easter
April 27, 2014
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Harrison, N.Y.
Holy Name of Jesus Church, N.R.
|St. Mary's Church|
3d, we allude in our prayer to the blood that has redeemed us. This is Christ’s blood, shed totally for us in his passion: in his agony in the Garden, in his being scourged and crowned with thorns, in his being pushed and dragged thru the streets of Jerusalem under the weight of his cross, and in his humiliating, painful death on that cross. All that was an agony of love for you and me, sinners, that we might be purified by his sacrifice. We reverently come to his body and blood in the Eucharist, to be renewed in our purification, to be more closely, more intensely united with our Redeemer.