Foolish Mysteries

I think there is some serendipity in Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday, for those not of English extraction) falling on April Fool's Day. Actually, the Maronites and the Syriac Orthodox call the day before Good Friday the "Thursday of Mysteries" which is my favorite name yet for this pinnacle of the Eucharistic life.In his first letter to the church at Corinth, St. Paul proudly proclaimed that we are "fools for Christ's sake" (I Corinthians 4:10); earlier in that same epistle he notes that … [Read more...]


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