Articles on Liturgy

Articles on Liturgy2019-02-08T16:13:39+08:00

Holy Thursday’s Washing of The Feet: An Act to Remind Us of Christ’s Boundless Love

At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the symbolic action of the washing of the feet (also called mandatum), contains many layers of significance. The principal and traditional meaning of the Holy Thursday mandatum is the biblical injunction of Christian charity: Christ’s disciples are to love one another, thus the mandatum ritualises this action of Christ.

Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Jesus

At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the symbolic action of the washing of the feet (also called mandatum), contains many layers of significance. The principal and traditional meaning of the Holy Thursday mandatum is the biblical injunction of Christian charity: Christ’s disciples are to love one another, thus the mandatum ritualises this action of Christ.

The Bread of Life

Although we recall the mystery of the Eucharist at every liturgy, the feast of Corpus Christi uniquely refocuses our vision. It reminds us all of our poverty and neediness. Spiritually, we cannot live without the nourishment of Christ. And it is by being fed with the Word of God in both the Scriptures and in the Sacrament that we receive life.

The Meaning and Practice of Penance

Penance offers us a unique opportunity to grow in our Christian life by taking up our cross and “dying to sin”. Penance is not a method or means toward self-perfection, but rather a joyful response to the gift of God’s life.

Daily Holy Mass

What is it about the Holy Mass that attracted the hearts of so many saints? Once one realises that Holy Mass has infinite worth, he is not surprised at the saints’ eagerness and care to attend it every day, and even more often when they could.

Holy Communion: Jesus is Mine

With Communion, Jesus enters my heart and remains corporally present in me as long as the species (the appearance) of bread lasts. How can we prepare ourselves to receive Christ and to offer thanksgiving in exchange for His love?