Hail, O Cross, our only hope, glory of the Redeemer

If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me

At three o'clock the Liturgy for Good Friday began at Buckfast Abbey. Those of us who were Received into the Catholic Church yesterday were still within their first twenty-four hours of life as Catholics. In the homily we heard the call to take up our own cross. The way of Christ is not the easy way. Many today like the easy way and prefer it. Alas the easy way leads not to happiness but hell. Whereas the Christian disciple takes up the cross each day and endeavours to walk the path of sacrificial love.  Lord, may we and all the members of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, take courage and recognise Your way of fruit-bearing, that each day we may deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow You, for You are our Saviour and our God. Amen.
Ian Hellyer, Group Pastor

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