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Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles for the Lenten season.

This is the beginning of Holy Week, the first three days of which we read of the woman anointing the feet of Jesus which He interprets as ‘this scent for the day of my burial’ (Monday); Jesus’ prediction that one of the disciples would betray Him and that Peter would disown Him (Tuesday); Judas betrays Jesus (Wednesday). The first readings on these days are taken from Isaiah’s prophecies of the suffering servant– the one who was especially called by God to serve the cause of right, who would glorify God and be light of the nations, who would suffer patiently.

These are beautiful passages and reading them meditatively will bring great benefit. The passages are Isaiah 42:1–7, 49:1–6, 50:4–9.

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