Item description for The Characters of the Crucifixion by Joseph Fichtner & Mary Charles McGough...
Overview Fichtner offers a striking retelling of the passion narrative that enables anyone to participate in the crucifixion today as a Peter, Mary Magdalene or Mary, Mother of Jesus, not only in suffering but also in the triumph. He vividly retells 38 of Jesus' stories by characterizing 15 people who are somehow involved in the crucifixion of Christ. Each presentation concludes with a reflection-prayer which updates the event of the crucifixion and shows its personal and social implications.
Fr. Fichtner offers a striking retelling of the passion narrative that enables anyone to participate in the crucifixion today as a Peter; Mary Magdalene; John, Son of Zebedee; or Mary, Mother of Jesus - not only in the suffering but also in the triumph. He vividly retells thirty-eight of Jesus' stories by characterizing fifteen people who are somehow, for better or worse, involved in the crucifixion of Christ. The characterizations are drawn from the gospel sources of the Passion narrative and described in the historical present tense to be applicable today. Each presentation concludes with a reflection-prayer that updates the event of the crucifixion and shows its personal and social implications.
Adults or teens participating in passion plays will appreciate the insights Fr. Fichtner offers into these characters. For those seeking a lenten reflection, this look at human life at the start of the first millennium helps us reflect on our own lives at the start of the third.
Chapters are Peter," "Judas Iscariot," "The High Priests," "Pontius Pilate," "The Crowd of Spectators," "Barabbas," "Roman Soldiers," "Simon of Cyrene," "Women of Jerusalem," "The Mother of the Zebedees," "The Two Thieves," "Mary Magdalene," "John, Son of Zebedee," "Mary, Mother of Jesus," and "Christ Crucified." Includes illustrations.
"Joseph Fichtner, OSC, is a member of the Crosier community of Phoenix and assists at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. He is the author of numerous books and articles.""
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.29" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.24 lbs.
Release Date Oct 11, 2000
Publisher Liturgical Press
ISBN 0814623603 ISBN13 9780814623602
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More About Joseph Fichtner & Mary Charles McGough
Fichtner is a member of the Crosier community of Phoenix and assists at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.
Joseph Fichtner currently resides in the state of Arizona.
Joseph Fichtner has published or released items in the following series...
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Reincarnation Proved Jun 11, 2007
Father Fichtner's insightful consideration of the motives behind the actions of participants in and witnesses to the crucifixion instills life in long-dead characters. His description of time and place puts flesh on major and minor actors alike, creating an understanding of ourselves, of humankind's capacity for bravery, knavery and love.