Monday, April 18, 2011

Andrei Monday

First Monday of the school holidays and immediately a cold, wet snap right on cue.

But it is also Great and Holy Monday, we are in Holy week, with all its traditions.

As mentioned in my previous post, one of those traditions1 are news stories and documentaries with "new discoveries" which might appear to cast doubt upon the traditional Easter Narrative.

Was it last year that the tomb of Jesus, complete with body was discovered or was it the year before? It's hard to keep track at times - but whenever it was in the cold light of day the story fell apart quite soon after Easter had past probably before Pentecost.

Yesterday Palm Sundays Gospel2 reading was John 12:1-18.
This reading contains this passage
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

And here is the first verse of a song just released in time for Holy Week
When he comes to me, I am ready
I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs
Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain
Even after three times, he betrays me

I’ll bring him down, bring him down, down
A king with no crown, king with no crown
The song is called Judas and it is he who is the "he" in the lyrics and it is by Lady Gaga, as ever attention seeking as she creates a blasphemy for Holy Week.

I'm not offended by this, I actually feel sorry for the poor girl - she has put herself on a treadmill whereby everything she does has to be more outrageous than what has gone before.

(1) I haven't seen the Holy Week tradition of people lamenting they cannot go to the Mall and to buy new shoes, cosmetics, an Ipad or other assorted bric-a-brac on the Holiest day of the year so far, but give it time.

(2)This is the Palm Sunday's Gospel in Greek Lectionary, it differs from that in Latin Lectionary.

1 comment(s):

JJ said...

Silly, silly little girl. The Lord is not mocked. I remember a few years back thinking things would go badly for Kurt Cobain if he didn't repent when he started ranting about aborting Christ. If she doesn't repent things will go the same way for her more than likely. We all must repent, for we have all sinned against the Lord.

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