HYSSOP Lenten Series 
Holy Spirit Speaking in Our Presence

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Our Hyssop Lenten series is returning this year, hosted by Therese O'Sullivan. We will take a biblical pilgrimage through Christ's Passion, walking step-by-step with Him from the Garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary.

We will be reading the book "No Greater Love" by Edward Sri (available on Amazon), and watching an award-winning video series filmed on location in the Holy Land.

Over 5 weeks we will reflect on, discuss and come to a deeper appreciation of God's unconditional and immeasurable love for us. Through this time together we will gain a better understanding of and have an intimate encounter of the journey Christ took for us, preparing us for a more enriching and meaningful experience of our liturgical celebrations during Holy Week.

There will be two options to participate:

  1. A meeting in person on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm, or

  2. A Zoom virtual format at noon on Friday's.

We will begin Wednesday, March 16 (in-person) and Friday, March 18 virtually.

If you wish to attend please email Therese at Therese_mccall@yahoo.com

 

Why HYSSOP?

I love how the Hyssop plant bridges across the Old and the New Testament. It is first mentioned in the Book of Exodus 12:22, where it was used to sprinkle the blood of the sacrificed animal on the door posts as part of the Passover Ceremonial. We see it mentioned again as part of a skin cleansing ritual in Lev. 14.  David referred to it in Psalm 51:7 when he prayed “Cleanse me with hyssop, that I may be pure”. In the New Testament, it appears twice – In Hebrews 9:19 it is mentioned in the context of the ceremonial cleansing of the children of Israel. However, its moment of glory is when it is used to raise a sponge soaked in vinegar to the dying Christ on the cross. In both the Old and New Testaments, it played an important role in sacrifices offered to God, culminating in the greatest sacrifice of all – the sacrifice of the Lamb of God.

 

Peace and blessings, 

Therese O’Sullivan

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