Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian feast, or holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with theApostles as described in the Canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded bySpy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.
The date is always between 19 March and 22 April inclusive, but these dates fall on different days depending on whether the Gregorian or Julian calendar is used liturgically. Eastern churches generally use the Julian calendar, and so celebrate this feast throughout the 21st century between 1 April and 5 May in the more commonly used Gregorian calendar. The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period which commemorates the passion, death, andresurrection of Christ; this period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends on the evening ofEaster. The mass or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening, when Friday begins according to Jewish tradition, as the Last Supper was held on feast of Passover.
Each Sunday morning I watch “Jack Van Impe Presents.” Dr. Van Impe has had a colorful past. His 30 minute program feature news headlines that concern religion ans especially world news reports that witness the signs in THE BIBLE that forecast the soon return of Jesus Christ: The Rapture. Dr. Van Impe and his wife, who is co-host, are both “conservative” and very anti-Obama. They ask the question, ‘Is Barack Obama the Anti-Christ.” I have to overlook their politics and remember that this man has memorized over 10,000 Bible verses and says God is using him as a prophet. One has to respect him.
Dr. Van Impe testifies that we are in the ‘End of Days’ and that we should be looking for the signs that Jesus Christ told us to look for which would signal His return…and The Rapture. I have sorted out all the facts and the timeline of events as Dr. Van Impe testifies, but, he does say that the world will be ruled by one powerful leader who will be in league with Satan. He will organize World War III which will be a nuclear attack on Israel. Russia, Iran, China, etc. will all be allies to exterminate the Jews in Israel which God will send Jesus to prevent and end history as we know it. [I hope I have not misinterpreted what has been on “Jack Van Impe Presents,” which is the name of the weekly TV program.
Jack Van Impe — The Next Pope and Armageddon
While I try to understand the information presented, I remember that Christ said that in the End of Days there will be false prophets. I try to prove for myself what I believe might be true and what might be Satan’s propaganda. Dr. Van Impe just revealed a forecast that Pope Francis will be the last Pope and the one who will preside over Armageddon. Most of us went to Sunday school as children, but, do you still believe in and worship the Lord God, Jehovah? He sent his Son, Jesus, to earth to die for our sins which reconciles man to God. All we have to do is confess our sins and accept Jesus as our Personal Savior. I hope this post has piqued your curiosity and that you seek knowledge and salvation. I write because Jesus told us to “spread the Gospel, the Good News.” Heavenly Father, this is my witness. —GoodOleWoody
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Hundreds of thousands of people filled St. Peter’s Square to welcome Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, to celebrate his inaugural mass in front of numerous heads of state from around the world.
Pope Francis rode around the square in an open-air jeep as he waved and kissed babies along the way. The pope exited the jeep at one point to bless a man who was in a wheelchair.