Good Friday - The Novena of Divine Mercy Chaplets Begins Today

Torch of The Faith News on Friday 14 April 2017 - 21:28:45 | by admin

There is a beautiful sequence of the Sanctus Hymn, during the period of the Adoration of the Cross, in the Traditional Liturgy for Good Friday.

This sequence includes the alternate singing of verses by cantors in Greek and in Latin.

These verses include:-

Agios o Theos/Sanctus Deus - O Holy God.

Agios ischyros/Sanctus fortis - O Holy Strong One.

Agios athanatos eleison imas/Sanctus immortalis, miserere nobis - O Holy Immortal One, have mercy upon us.

Whilst these words were being chanted, I was put in mind of those final prayers in the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which pray: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One - Have mercy on us and on the whole world!

At that point, I suddenly remembered that the Novena of Divine Mercy Chaplets commences today in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday.

Please join together with us in praying this novena of chaplets for the conversion of souls back to God's True Faith.

Perhaps we might especially pray for those souls who experience a desire for God, but who fear to go to Confession.

Let us pray that they, and the many lapsed Catholics that we all know, will be given the graces necessary to come home to the peace and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ, while there is still time.

Our Lady, Mother of Mercy - Pray for us!

St. Faustina - Pray for us!

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