Reflections for the Good Friday Collection

Introduction

These reflections are written by Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre to increase awareness of the plight of the Christians in the Holy Land and to promote the Good Friday Collection for the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. We are offering them for publication in diocesan and archdiocesan newspapers and magazines and parish bulletins in our Lieutenancy to increase our fellow Catholics' knowledge of the Holy Land and to encourage their support for the Holy Sites and the “Living Stones” of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Each dated section below contains material for one of the Sundays of Lent, leading up to Easter Sunday. The PDF version of each reflection is a one-sided 8.5" X 11" poster, which can be viewed here, or downloaded and included in a parish newsletter, or downloaded, printed out, and used as a flyer as it stands. We are also supplying the text (as a Word document) and a higher resolution version of the image from each reflection for publication in a form where the publisher needs more control over formatting than is possible with the PDF version. This will typically be the case for newsletters, newspapers, or magazines serving a wider population that the members of a single parish.
These materials are Copyright © 2016 by the North Central Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, but they may be used and/or copied freely provided that they are not modified (other than necessary reformatting for publication) and that their source is acknowledged.

Additional Introductory Material

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent: March 5, 2017

Tempted to Sin? Just Say No!

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent: March 12, 2017

Jesus’ Message — “Be Not Afraid”

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent: March 19, 2017

Have Courage and Drink Deeply!

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent: March 26, 2017

Have You Seen the Light?

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent: April 2, 2017

Jesus, You Raise Us Up!

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Reflection for Palm Sunday: April 9, 2017

Do You Follow the Crowd or Follow Jesus?

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Reflection for Easter Sunday: April 16, 2017

Hope to All — He Has Risen!

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