22 April 2011

Homily for Good Friday

For this year's Good Friday homily we heard from St. Romanos (6th cent.) as he proclaims the meaning of Christ's crucifixion by means of a conversation between Hell and Satan. (Okay, the voice is mine, but the words are those of Romanos.) As they witness that a thief, of all people, can be welcomed again to paradise, they realize that the Cross is not so barren after all, but actually bears the fruit of life - and their plans are thwarted. I gave this homily the title "Again to Paradise" based on the line repeated through the dialogue.

Click on this link, download the audio file, and hear the poetic proclamation of our crucified Lord bringing all of us "Again to Paradise."

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