In this lesson we continue the same themes that we considered in our lesson for Holy Monday by considering the Passion of Christ using the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Catechism of the Council of Trent, the Mass Propers, and the great Liturgist Dom Gueranger. This lesson is meant as a spiritual preparation for this week’s solemn liturgical commemorations. Using the 1962 Roman Missal as its guide, this lesson is meant to assist you to unite your soul with the sorrowful soul of our Lord.
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Scourging of Christ by Alejo Antolinez
INTROIT (Gal. 6:14) But it is fitting that we should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is salvation, life, and resurrection for us, by whom we are saved and delivered. Ps. 66:2. May God have mercy on us and bless us; may He let his face shine upon us; and may He have mercy on us. But it is fitting . . .
As we continue on with this lesson, it's important that we again reflect upon some of the most basic questions concerning the Passion of Christ and the response that all Catholics should know. To this end, let's review what many of us should have learned as young children from the Baltimore Catechism:
90. What is meant by the Redemption?
By the Redemption is meant that Jesus Christ, as the Redeemer of the whole human race, offered His sufferings and death to God as a fitting sacrifice in satisfaction for the sins of men, and regained for them the right to be children of God and heirs of heaven.
He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have our redemption, the remission of our sins.
91. What were the chief sufferings of Christ?
The chief sufferings of Christ were His bitter agony of soul, His bloody sweat, His cruel scourging, His crowning with thorns, His crucifixion, and His death on the cross.
And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said: "Father into thy hands I commend my spirit." And saying this he gave up the ghost.
92. When did Christ die?
Christ died on Good Friday.
93. Where did Christ die?
Christ died on Golgotha, a place outside the city of Jerusalem.
And they came to a place called Golgotha, that is, the Place of the Skull.
94. What do we learn from the sufferings and death of Christ?
From the sufferings and death of Christ we learn God's love for man and the evil of sin, for which God, who is all-just, demands such great satisfaction.
95. What do we mean when we say in the Apostles' Creed that Christ descended into hell?
When we say that Christ descended into hell we mean that, after He died, the soul of Christ descended into a place or state of rest, called limbo, where the souls of the just were waiting for Him.
Put to death indeed in the flesh, he was brought to life in the spirit, in which also he went and preached to those spirits that were in prison.
I Peter 3:18-19
96. Why did Christ go to limbo?
Christ went to limbo to announce to the souls waiting th... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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