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Good Friday Veneration of the Cross devotion airs on EWTN

Good Friday Veneration of the Cross devotion airs on EWTN

Veneration of the Cross

Veneration of the Cross

Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Today is Good Friday and EWTN is airing the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion from Rome with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It is nearing 3:00 pm, the hour in Rome, the hour of our Lord’s death, and the Veneration of the Cross is happening.

This weekend is special in several ways. This is Good Friday and we have a new Pope who is celebrating the Easter services and devotions with us for the first time. It is also The Year of Faith where we are asked to go deeper into our faith and practices. We are lucky today that we are able to celebrate live with our new Pope. Through today’s technology we are afforded a gift other generations have not been granted.

Around the world Catholic altars have been stripped and no full masses are being observed in honor of Good Friday. The hosts for communion that will be offered today will have come from yesterday’s masses.

If you are unable to attend any of the Easter services and devotions that occur during these three days ending with Easter Sunday, EWTN will be presenting live services all weekend. To see all that is scheduled, go to EWTN.

EWTN will be broadcasting live the Solemn Mass of Easter with Pope Francis at 4:00 AM Eastern.

Reading for today: Psalm 21

O God my God, look upon me: why hast thou forsaken me?

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