The I AM in Holy Week | eBOOK
Were You There?
by Antoinette Schoenmaker
Each Easter brings forward another aspect of our relationship with Christ. This collection of addresses is from the 2009 Holy Week as it was celebrated with the Rosa Veritas community in Melbourne. They focus on the I AMness we see depicted in the actions of Jesus Christ during this week. Our aim was to be there with Christ and to identify with his spirit, this sun-spirit which we call the Christed I AM, so that we can become more perceptive of the workings of the Christ in us and around us now.
ICA Press, 2009
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The Holy Week as it is celebrated by Rosa Veritas includes some beautiful rituals and contemplations:
The Palm Sunday Cosmic Mass held on Palm Sunday morning commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and into the fulfilling of his purpose.
The Office of the Tenebrae is a sung office held on Palm Sunday night. It incorporates Bible Readings, reflective music and the extinguishing of candles. It pre-figures the events of the Holy Week to come.
The Holy Week Meditations are held on the evening of the days of Holy Week. Together, using different means, we contemplate some of the events of this week and take them into ourselves.
The Meditation on the Fourteen Stations of the Cross is held on Maundy Thursday. It is a metaphysical journey with the Christ as he walks from the Praetorium to the top of Mount Calvary.
The Good Friday Agape held on Good Friday morning is a ritual meal and both a commemoration and a celebration of the sorrowful and yet freemaking events of this day.
The Blessing of the Oils is a gathering of the ordained priests to bless the oil which will be used in the ministry of healing and freemaking in the coming year.
The Veneration of the Light, held late on Easter Saturday evening, prepares the altar and our hearts and minds for the dawning of the true light.
The Easter Sunday Meritus Mass celebrates the rising of Christ.
The addresses in this collection were presented at some of these services. They include:
These addresses do not focus on the human elements and emotions of the Easter story, but attempt a spiritual point of view: to have eyes for Jesus alone so we could take into ourselves the fullness of spiritual maturity which he displays, the spirit of the sun in human form.
Reading these addresses will assist you to become more perceptive and sensitive to that beautiful and sunny spirit which flowed from the Christ in the mysteries of Golgotha. They will assist you, your I AM, to “be there” and to “be here” with all the strength and peace and power which the Christ displays. They will inspire you to keep identifying with him, and to keep looking at him and for him.
Easter, I AM, Sun Spirit, Golgotha, Mystical, Metaphysical, Devotional.