Holy Thursday. Also known as Maundy Thursday. A holy day for Christians.
I am Catholic. I write from the Catholic perspective and experience.
Holy Thursday is the day before Good Friday. Good Friday the day Christ was crucified.
Holy Thursday is best recalled for the Last Supper. Jesus gathered the 12 disciples and Mary Magdalen for the dinner. The dinner was celebrated as a Passover feast.
Many first time events took place at the Last Supper. Holy Communion and the priesthood. In addition, Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. An act of humility. He also announced that one of the disciples would betray Him and another deny Him thrice. Judas and Peter respectively.
The group, except for Judas, then moved to Mount Olives. Judas left to betray Jesus.
Gethsemane was a garden at the foot of Mount Olives. The disciples went to sleep. Jesus remained awake and suffered the agony He knew was to occur. His anguish so deep that “His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.” Luke 22:43-44.
Jesus was arrested at Gethsemane. What followed was the Crowning with Thorns, beatings and ultimately death by Crucifixion.
Da Vinci painted the Last Supper. One of the most magnificent art works of all time. Not on canvas. On a wall in the basement of a building in Milan. I have visited the work on two occasions. On each occasion, I sat on a bench in awe for long periods of time with my eyes exploring every aspect of the painting. As if I were part of the dinner.
The painting large. Long and tall.
Cathy is visiting Italy with her sister for 3 weeks in August. They will be in Milan for a few days. I have told her the Last Supper is a “must” on her list of things to see.
Eggs continue to be expensive. Demand exceptionally high this week already. Easter eggs! Time to color!
On this day in 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were formally opened in Athens, Greece.
Athens is a lovely city. Exciting. Much like Miami, New York and Chicago.
My travels took me many times to Athens. I began my Greece trips with a few days in the beginning and a few days at the end in Athens. In between, a couple of months visiting the Greek isles.
Athens has two not to miss places. One, Acropolis and Parthenon. Acropolis is a tall hill located in Athens itself. On top of which sits the temple Parthenon and other ancient structures. The other, several acres called Plaka. A playland in the center of Athens. Surrounds Acropolis. Street cafes, restaurants, booths selling every conceivable thing. A fun place day and night. I preferred evenings. Some drink and food. Dancing like a Greek, breaking a few dishes. I believe in the adage when in Rome, do as the Romans do.
South Roosevelt Boulevard from Bertha Street to the end of Samthers Beach is under major restoration. Involved are widening and rising of the street. Expected time to complete 27 months.
As I was driving along yesterday, I turned on the radio. Searched for a talk show. Found one. MAGA!
Biden trashed, Trump glorified. Not my cup of tea.
Turned out to be FOX’s Hannity. Guesting was Newt Gingrich. Haters! How could anyone buy the garbage they were spewing? People do.
A new variation on an old cry by MAGA: April 3, 2023, the day Trump was indicted, is the day America became a banana republic. Not quite accurate. The U.S. leaning in the banana republic direction began when Trump was elected President.
The nation must clean up its act and get rid of Trump. A slight variance on words Trump introduced in his campaign against Hillary Clinton: “Jail her!” The corrected version: “Jail him!”
Such is on the road to occurring. Trump wrought. He is bringing it on himself.
The Masters begins today! I have some errands to run following which I will bury myself in front of the TV set.
Enjoy your day!
On March 29, 2003 CNN (and others) published: Cal-Maine Foods, the largest egg producer in the United States, reported revenue doubled and profit surged 718% this last quarter because of sharply higher egg prices.
Has the price of the First Amendment also gone up?
Hey Troll – I think you have the wrong blog. ALL inquiries about the state of the First Amendment should be directed to our Governor Ron Desantis on his official blog.
Suppression of the first amendment’s guaranteed free speech has become the Republican’s national agenda