3.25
TCC Playlist: Crux Fidelis and Good Friday

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Good Friday in Pakistan

Today is Good Friday, when we remember Christ’s passion at 3pm. It is a day of fasting and abstinence. In the photo above a woman kisses a crucifix. Pope Francis has encouraged all Catholics to kiss a crucifix this week and say the prayer, “Thank you Jesus. Thank you Lord.” Good Friday is also the only day of the year on which the Eucharist is not consecrated. Several chant versions of Crux Fidelis (Cross of Gladness) and photos of Good Friday around the world after the jump:

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3.25
Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Christian, Muslim, Hindu Migrants

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Pope Francis washing feet of migrants

“Children of the same God.”

On Holy Thursday Pope Francis washed the feet of twelve refugees: Christian, Muslim, and Hindu. More from the AP here: Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Christian, Muslim, Hindu Migrants

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3.24
Axioms of Faith & Holy Thursday

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FeetWashing_Flickr_JohnRagai

Today is Holy Thursday, when most Christian liturgies include a washing of the feet. When she was 16 years old, our own Anna Keating, wrote this essay for Commonweal about having her feet washed. It’s reprinted with permission after the jump:

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