Good Friday – The Passion of the Lord

After the Walk, Arcbishop Bernard celebrated the Good Friday Solemn Liturgy. Mgr Tim Menezes, Cathedral Dean, gave the homily:

“As the crowds were appalled on seeing him so disfigured did he look that he seemed no longer human…

“Harshly dealt with, he bore it humbly,

“He never opened his mouth.

“There is something about this day that is effortlessly dismal.

“It is as though we are in a tunnel where we cannot quite see back to the joyful entry into Jerusalem of Palm Sunday.

“And standing at the foot of the Cross with Mary, witnessing her Son’s agony and unable to protect him, even with our Christian knowledge of the Paschal Mystery which leads beyond Good Friday, the Church’s liturgy envelops us in the solemnity and shadow of this day… and it is important for us to accept it.”

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