“The Lord has made his salvation known … has revealed his kindness and his faithfulness toward the House of Israel” (Psalm 98:2-3)
On This Date…
On April 23, 1616 William Shakespeare died at age 52; he is buried near the main altar of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon where he had been baptized. The home in which he was born still stands, preserved and open to visitors.
On April 23, 2016, today, the Jewish Community celebrates the first day of Passover (beginning last evening at sundown), an eight-day feast that will conclude on April 30th; families gather to share the seder meal on the first and second nights of Passover, recalling how God led the people out of slavery in Egypt under the leadership of Moses. The cups of red wine recall the lamb’s blood on their doorposts saving them from the angel of death; the unleavened bread recalls their quick departure, before the bread could rise.
Today at Mass we prayed, “The Lord has made his salvation known … has revealed his kindness and his faithfulness toward the House of Israel”. Blessed Passover to all.
– Father McLaughlin