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Embracing Holy Week Observances as a Catholic Convert – Marcus and JonMarc Grodi

April 15, 2019 No Comments

For many who come from other Christian backgrounds, the Catholic practices that surround Holy Week can seem foreign, or even excessive. Some things, such as foot washing on Holy Thursday, are widely practiced by Christians. But the idea of venerating the cross, the fasting and silence, and the notion of a vigil on Holy Saturday to welcome Easter, can seem odd those who come from non-liturgical Christianity. Marcus and JonMarc Grodi reflect on coming to love these traditions as former Presbyterians who are now Catholic, and how these observances don’t run counter to Scripture, but rather follow the devotional trajectory of Scripture.