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Reason for the Season- Easter Triduum

This episode of Reason for the Season, brought to us by the Irish Dominicans, focuses on the Triduum, from Holy Thursday till the Easter Vigil. It explains why and what we celebrate during this highlight of the liturgical year.

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The Easter Story Animated 1/3 - Jesus is Nailed to a Cross

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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The Easter Story Animated 2/3 - The Death of Jesus

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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The Easter story animated 3/3 - Jesus is Alive

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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An Easter Reflection

I was living in Louisville, Kentucky, at the time my younger sister gave birth to her second child. I arrived at the hospital just shortly after she had the baby, and the nurses allowed me into the birthing room to ...

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Resurrection Cartoon

The video "Resurrection Cartoon," available on YouTube (3:05), offers a fun portrayal of the Resurrection and is appropriate for use on day 1.

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Skit Guys—Peter and John: The Tomb

The video "Skit Guys—Peter and John: The Tomb," available on YouTube (2:30), is used for "The Great Race" activity on day 4.

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Chapter 16 Activity: Symbols of the Resurrection

One of the symbols the Church uses to represent Christ’s Resurrection is the lily. This beautiful white flower comes to life in the spring, reborn from a lifeless bulb. It resembles a trumpet, an instrument used to announce important news, ...

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Phillip's Story

The story of Phillip, an eight-year-old boy with down syndrome.

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I'll Race You to the Tomb

The song/video "I’ll Race You to the Tomb," available on YouTube (4:12), is used for the Pray It! activity on day 4.

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The Resurrected Jesus

Students answer questions about the story of Jesus' Resurrection from one of the four Gospels.

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'The Last Supper' from the Epic Motion Picture Son of God

The video "'The Last Supper' from the Epic Motion Picture Son of God," available on YouTube (6:01), provides a visual of the Last Supper story. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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The Liturgical Year

Learning Experience: The Liturgical Year (20 minutes) On a chalkboard or sheet of newsprint, draw six horizontal lines. Tell the group members that each line represents one of the Church seasons. Invite them to name the major seasons of the ...

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Chapter 10 Activities

Activities for Chapter 10 Jesus’ Death, including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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Introduction to Liturgy

After reading or reviewing chapter 27 of The Catholic Connections Handbook, which discusses the liturgy of the Church, complete the following activity. Use the clues to unscramble the words below each clue. When you are finished, write down the letters ...

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What is Holy Week?

A short clip about the significance of Holy Week.

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Handout: The Precepts of the Church

The Precepts of the Church direct us to participate in the sacramental life of the Church so that we might be nourished for living a moral life. Following are the Precepts of the Church as designated by the Catholic bishops ...

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The Triumphant Entry

A short clip of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.

Saint Melito of Sardis (d.180)

Saint Melito of Sardis was a second-century exegete and apologist. He acted as bishop of Sardis, which was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia. Little is known of Saint Melito's life, but fragments of his ecclesiastical writings remain. ...

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Introduction to Liturgy

Student handout: Activity after chapter22, letter scramble

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What is Good Friday?

A short clip about the meaning of Good Friday.

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It's Friday, But Sunday's Coming

A personal story about times that are sad and full of despair, like Good Friday, and times that are joyful and glorious, like Easter Sunday.

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Holy Week in Two Minutes

This two-minute video from Busted Halo describes the final week of Lent that we spend preparing for Easter.