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Explanation of the Last Supper Fresco in Saint Brigid's Church

frescofullFather Buckley, O.P. gives us this description of the universal art theme portrayed in the fresco in St. Brigid's Church, Newry:

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Reflection for the Sixth Week of Lent – Part 2

crossesTHEME: HOME

Jesus was obedient to His Father to the end and His final words to His Father before His death on the Cross were:

"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit". (Luke 23:46).

Jesus had completed the earthly mission given to Him by His Father and was returning home to His Father in Heaven. Throughout His ministry on Earth, Jesus made several references to His relationship with His Father. When Mary and Joseph found that Jesus was missing on their return journey home from the festival of Passover, they went back to Jerusalem to find Him. When they found Jesus in the temple they asked Him why He had put them through such anxiety by His absence. Jesus replied:

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Special musical events for Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week

10986819 730335297079841 2344192117442014309 nTuesday: Haydn's 'The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross'

8pm at ‪Newry‬ Cathedral

Joseph Haydn's 'The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross' performed by the Oriel String Quartet from Newry Chamber Music. Join us for this moving depiction in words and music of the final hours of Christ’s life accompanied by scripture and poetry. There will be a retiring collection raising funds for the Tree of Hope Charity and baby Patrick Jackson.

Wednesday: Passiontide

Wednesday 1 April commencing at 8.00pm

Gaudeamus Chamber Choir will present Passiontide in the Convent of Mercy Chapel, Catherine Street Newry. Reflections on ‪#‎Easter‬ with music from Byrd, Lotti, Mealor, Gjeilo and Chilcott.

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