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I stumbled across Rev. Mark Roberts a few years ago when I was working on a version of the Stations of the Cross from the perspective of Dismas the Good Thief. He was gracious enough, along with his wife Linda, to allow us to use Linda’s paintings of the biblical stations for this work. Here […]

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Luke 24:1-12 Two men in dazzling garments appeared to them and said…“Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised.Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee,that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and […]

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Matthew 27: 57-61 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in […]

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Luke 23: 44-46 It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when […]

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John 19:25-27 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From […]

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Luke 23: 39-43 Now one of the criminals hanging there shouted at Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence […]

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Luke 23: 33-34 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. [Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”] Dismas Reflection: The pain of being crucified was unbelievable. The Roman soldiers knew how to […]

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Luke 23: 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Dismas Reflection: We were halfway along the route to our execution place.  There was a small band of women who were following Jesus.  One woman really pushed her luck when she ran up to Jesus and she […]

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Mark 15: 21 Then they led Jesus out to crucify him. They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, to [help Jesus] carry his cross. Dismas Reflection: I knew that cross would be too heavy for Jesus especially after the beating he took at the hands of the guards. The soldiers and the people kept  mocking […]

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John 19:15-17 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”  “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered. Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to […]

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Mark 15: 16-20 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace and called together the whole company of soldiers. They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” Again and again they […]

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Mark 15: 1-5, 15: The chief priests with the elders and the scribes, held a council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate questioned him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” He said to him in reply, “You say so.” The chief priests accused him of many things. […]

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Some advice from my friend Mike D:

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(Please click here for Printer friendly copy.) This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak the folks at St. Patrick’s Church in Mississauga. They are a warm and welcoming community. We are hopeful that a Friends of Dismas Ministry will take root in the parish under the leadership of Deacon Silverio. Here is the […]

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Good Friday 2012 Homily (Please Click here for Printer Friendly copy) In March, I celebrated the 50th anniversary of my 8th birthday. I have been carrying a secret with me for most of these 50 years, and today I would like to share it with you as a confession of sorts. For most of my […]

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