We are now well into the Easter Season. Just as Easter is the most important Christian holiday, so, too, the Easter season is the longest of the special liturgical seasons of the Church. It extends all the way to Pentecost Sunday, the 50th day after Easter, and encompasses such major feasts as Divine Mercy Sunday and Ascension Sunday.
In fact, Easter sends ripples out through the liturgical calendar even after the Easter season ends. Trinity Sunday and the feast of Corpus Christi, which both fall after Pentecost, are "moveable feasts," which means that their date in any given year depends on the date of Easter. The liturgical colour during the Easter Season is white.
2nd Commandment: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.”
The second commandment forbids saying God’s name in vain. This includes swearing, speaking about God disrespectfully, or making a false oath or promise. Sometimes we also use God’s name in a thoughtless way or for no reason. Sometimes we abuse God’s name by treating it as if it were some kind of good luck charm. The best way to “speak” the name of God is to do his will. Jesus reminds us of this in the prayer he taught us: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Mt 6:9-10)
Pope Francis Prayer for May
For the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.
Tua Misiloi- Co DRS