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The Lamentation of God-Good Friday time.

Ierusalem, Ierusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum.

This is a refrain the caught my attention in the first lamentation of the Prophet Jeremiah in the Tenebrae (Latin for "shadows" or "darkness"it is a christian religious service celebrated in the Holy Week. It is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms is chanted or recited.)
Ierusalem, Ierusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum which translated  from Latin to English means Jerusalem, Jerusalem, turn back to the Lord your God. This not the cry of a violent oppressor. It is actually the cry of a lover to its beloved. In other words God is calling us to see how much God loves us. God loves us so much the God will/ an has laid down God life to show us the depths God would God to show us God's love for us. If today these words echoes in our heart, do not harden your heart. 
We pray this Good Friday that God would increase the Dominican Vocation in Trinidad and T…

The Birth of The Chalice (Vultus Christi)

Come All Those Who are Thirsty.
Come All Those Who are Hungry.

Today is Holy Thursday or what in ancient time was called the birth of the Chalice (Vultus Chirsti). What a marvelous of the marriage fest of the Jesus, who is God to the church.

The birth of the chalice rememines of the wedding feast in Cana. Where as it were Mary (the church intercedes on behalf of her sons and daughter for the new wine. The new wine that allows us to passover from shame to gladness.

Today we than Jesus for His institution of the Eucharist fest where:

“For us, no boasting,
but in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is health and life and resurrection to us,
by whom we are saved and set free (cf. Gal 6L14).

We also thank God today for the institution of the Holy Priesthood for which the birth of the chalice God gives real food to God's people.

What a day of true thanksgiving and praise.