“Though he was harshly treated, he submitted and opened not his mouth; like a lamb led to the slaughter or a sheep before the shearers, he was silent and opened not his mouth.” Isaiah 52:27
We enter today into the most solemn day of the Triduum – the commemoration of the death of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. We call these short but history-changing hours, the “Passion” of Jesus. The word comes from the Latin,”passio” which means passive. Up until this point, Jesus’ public life was just the opposite – He actively gave his life away by healing, miracle-working and preaching. Then, at the appointed time, he passively, but intentionally, laid down his life. No one took it from him. Rather, in a selfless and unparalleled act of love, Jesus gave his very death as a gift for all humanity.
Commemorate this solemn event with us today either at 12 Noon (Traditional Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion) or in the evening at 7:00 PM (Lamentations—an interactive prayer service).
If you cannot be present tonight or know someone who is confined, we invite you to watch the live broadcast on our Stedcast YouTube channel. (All broadcasts are also archived).