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Working with the Word
Holy Thursday
April 5, 2012

Reading I: Exodus 12: 1-8, 11-14
Responsorial Psalm: 116: 12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
Gospel: John 13: 1-15

Reflecting on the Gospel and Living the Paschal Mystery

Key words and phrases: Passover; during supper; wash the disciples' feet; as I have done for you, you should also do

To the point: Celebrating the "Passover of the LORD" (first reading), Jesus shared a festive supper with his most intimate friends and modeled for us two concrete expressions of what it means to "pass over" into fullness of life.

He gave over his own body and blood to nourish and strengthen us (second reading), and he knelt down before his disciples in loving service. "[A]s I have done, for you, you should also do." This is our own Passover.

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Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis
for Sundays and Solemnities
Year B - 2012, p. 98.
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS;
Kathleen Harmon, SND de N;
and Christopher W. Conlon, SM

Living Liturgy 2012

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