April 14 — Holy Thursday

April 14 — Holy Thursday

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April 14 — Holy Thursday
  • Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage

    Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage is a beautiful, 30 minute contemplative documentary. This film cinematically walks through the locations of the Holy Week story, re-presenting the most important days of human history. Immersed in the real and sacred places of the Holy Land, the pilgrim faithful is...

  • A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries: Institution of the Eucharist (Part 5)

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Mark Giszczak as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them.

    This episode on the Institution of...

  • Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries: The Agony in the Garden

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • FORMED Now! Holy Thursday - Jesus' Last Supper and Arrest

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber as they continue the Holy Week journey with Christ. Today's bible study will cover the last supper and Jesus' arrest in Gethsemane.

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  • The Lamb's Supper by Dr. Scott Hahn

    Based on his bestselling book, Dr. Scott Hahn reveals the early Christians' key to understanding the Mass:the Book of Revelation. With its bizarre imagery, mystic visions of Heaven, and end-times prophecies, it mirrors the sacrifice and celebration of the Holy Eucharist. See the Mass with new eye...

  • The Fourth Cup by Dr. Scott Hahn

    Well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ's Paschal Sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal. He draws a symbolic parallel to the Last Supper and Christ's death on Calvary. Through his scholarly...

  • Holy Week in Rome: A Journey with the Pope

    See how Holy Week is commemorated in Rome. Hear from theologians, professors, art historians, and Vatican officials about Jesus' last days on earth and how those moments have been relived throughout the centuries in Church ceremony and art.

    From the washing of the feet to the walk to Calvary, P...

  • Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week by Pope Benedict XVI

    For Christians, Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, who died for the sins of the world, and who rose from the dead in triumph over sin and death. For non-Christians, he is almost anything else--a myth, a political revolutionary, a prophet whose teaching was misunderstood or distorted by his foll...

  • The Eucharist by Dr. Scott Hahn

    Covering the Biblical evidence for the authority of the Pope, the doctrine of Purgatory, devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints, the Sacrament of Confession, the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist, and more, the remarkable set is an essential resource for answering the various object...

  • Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Dr. Brant Pitre

    Dr. Brant Pitre is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker who regularly lectures throughout the country. In this stunning talk, Dr. Pitre applies his knowledge of the Jewish roots of Christianity to the very heart of the Gospel:the love of Christ. You will learn what it really means to have a "pers...

  • Presence - Episode 1: God Is with Us

    When is the last time you sat down to enjoy a meal with your family or close friends—not just to eat food in close proximity to each other, but to bask in each other's presence and grow in love for one another? For most of us, this doesn't happen at a typical meal. But this is the kind of meal Go...

  • Presence - Episode 3: Bread for the Journey

    Food is one of our most basic needs. We can't live for long without it, and when we are in need of it, our bodies let us know with a hunger that can be nearly impossible to ignore. As indispensable as material food is to our physical life, the Eucharist is even more vital to our spiritual life. G...

  • Presence - Episode 2: The Story of the Eucharist

    God is the Master Storyteller. He authors His great love story not only with words, but with deeds. All of God's mighty deeds throughout history make up one beautiful narrative of salvation, which culminates in the Paschal Mystery. Jesus's teachings and actions throughout his ministry prepare for...

  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 1: Source and Summit

    Why does the Church call the Eucharist the "source and summit of the Christian life?" Dr. Brant Pitre introduces us to the Sacrament of the Eucharist and explores its various names—and how those names give insight into its meaning.

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  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 2: In the Beginning

    Did you know that hints of the Eucharist can be seen throughout the Old Testament? Going all the way back to the book of Genesis, we'll discover how the Eucharist has been a part of God's plan from the beginning of time.

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  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 3: Lamb of God

    At every Mass many of us use the phrase "Lamb of God" without fully understanding what it means. Dr. Pitre examines two key instances of sacrificial lambs in the Old Testament--and why John the Baptist's disciples were quick to leave him to follow the One he proclaimed as "the Lamb of God."

    Cl...

  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 4: Miracles of the Exodus

    Jesus spoke of Himself as "the bread which comes down from heaven." What did that mean to the Jews who first heard him? And what meaning do those words have for us today in our understanding of the Eucharist?

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  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 5: Mysteries of the Tabernacle

    When is bread more than just bread? In their pilgrimage through the desert, the people of Israel discover that God's care extends beyond meeting their physical needs to a profound and mysterious kind of relationship.

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  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 6: Miracles of Jesus

    Throughout his public ministry, Jesus displayed divine power in the many miracles he performed. Dr. Pitre uncovers a deeper meaning to many of those miracles including the water, wine, loaves and fishes—and how they enlighten our understanding of the Eucharist.

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  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 7: Bread of Life Discourse

    Jesus shocked the Jews of his time by offering his own flesh and blood as real food and real drink to gain eternal life. Was he speaking symbolically, as some argue, or did he mean what he said in ways we're still trying to understand?

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  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 8: The Last Supper and the Cross

    What is the connection between the Old Testament celebration of Passover and Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples—and how does that impact the Mass as we know it?

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  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 9: The Mass

    The Eucharist affected the thinking of the early Church in all aspects of its worship and practices. But how did the Apostles put into practice Christ's command to "Do this in memory of me?" Two men and the miraculous encounter they had on the road to Emmaus could show us more than we realize.

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  • Lectio: Eucharist: Episode 10: Revelation

    The book of Revelation, with all of its apocalyptic imagery and focus on the end of time, has a great deal to teach us about liturgy and worship. Dr. Pitre brings our study of the Eucharist to a powerful conclusion.

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  • Did Jesus Make the Apostles Priests?

    Many Catholics are unaware that Holy Thursday commemorates the institution of Christ's ministerial priesthood. Perhaps this is due to the absence of Christ explicitly ordaining the apostles in the Last Supper narratives.