As Catholic Christians, we celebrate Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection as the means of our salvation into eternal life. The Triduum (from Latin, “three days”) are the lead-up to the Easter Resurrection— Holy Thursday celebrating the Last Supper and Jesus’ Agony in the Garden; Good Friday remembering Jesus’ Crucifixion Death, and Holy Saturday where He lays dead in the tomb and we look forward to his Resurrection.
To honor these three days, Lectio Publishing is offering a selection of any of three titles at 30% off; however many you choose—one title or more, one copy or more. This offer is available only on the Lectio website, for a limited number of titles, and runs from now through Holy Saturday, for orders shipped to the USA.
However, to extend the honor of these three days, we have selected an additional three titles at 20% discount; and to make a triple trio, an additional three titles are marked with a 10% discount. Discounts are taken on our shopping cart.
Choose a great book or two for your Easter Week reading, and/or buy a thoughtful Easter gift for the reader in your life.
Are We Together?
A Roman Catholic Analyses Evangelical Protestants
by Eduardo J. Echeverria.
A member of the more than 20-year-old American ecumenical initiative, Evangelicals and Catholics Together, Echeverria has listened attentively to the writings of fellow Christian theologians from these traditions of reflection and argument. In this ecumenical light, he engages the Evangelical Protestant writings of Gregg Allison and Leonardo De Chirico. This study is also a work in receptive ecumenism; it follows the guidelines stipulated by Vatican Council II’s Unitatis Redintegratio in order to promote mutual and improved understanding between Roman Catholicism and Evangelical Protestantism. Learn learn more or purchase.
Psalms as Personal Prayer
An Intimate Translation
trans. Richard Eric Wolf
The Bible—including the Psalms—expresses every emotion and behavior known to mankind. Psalms as Personal Prayer is a new translation directly from the Hebrew in which the psalms were originally written. As a psalter it is an intimate translation, that is, a collection of psalms intended to be meaningful for intensely intimate personal prayer at home, at church, or on the go using a smartphone or tablet. Available as an Apple ePub or Kindle Book.
One Knight’s Journey:
Perspective of a Knights of Columbus Supreme Director
by Scott A. O’Connor
A unique narrative of a spiritual journey of a small-town boy who grows in his faith during his highly successful business career and his parallel association in the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic men’s organization. Scott documents the various levels of participation and the opportunities for engagement with the men—and families— in the organization. Laymen play an important role in the Church, and the Knights are there to assist at the parish level, diocesan, and state levels, as well as nationally and internationally. Scott held about every volunteer position from collecting donations for children with special needs to overseeing the operation of one of the largest state memberships in the country, and finally to even to the Board at the international level.
Between Tyranny And Freedom:
A Cautionary Tale of Survival and Resurrection
by Alexandra Mazur Smith
A story of resurrection, a carefree boyhood in 1941 Poland / Western Ukraine led to slave labor in Nazi Germany. Tadek barely survived the nasty conditions of indentured servitude in the Rhineland; yet found freedom once again— and this time truly appreciated it, having seen the opposite. Between Tyranny And Freedom is a true first-hand account of the difference between totalitarian rule and self-determination. We take it for granted— Tadek did not, and lived his life accordingly. See more.
Friar Edward J. Ondrako, OFM Conv. noted that English theologian and philosopher Saint John Henry Newman chose the Feast of the Presentation to preach his 15th, and ultimate, Oxford University Sermon. It’s not uncommon for philosophers to choose meaningful dates to celebrate milestones.
So too, on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee, Fr. Ondrako has published Remembering Forward: Critical Engagement with Modernity, his collection of 24 sermons that he preached during his Jubilee year.
Each reflection, any of which can stand on its own, is based on the perspective of Cyril O’Regan’s “Gift of Modernity” that theologically compares and contrasts what he describes as the three positions of theologians: cheerers, weepers, and shadow-seers.
Ten chapters include a reproduction of a fresco, one of a series painted by the thirteenth century Cenni di Pepo (Cimabue), an Italian mural painter and designer of mosaics. These frescoes exist today in the Upper Church of San Francisco in Assisi.
Fr. Edward J. Ondrako, a Franciscan Conventual priest of Our Lady of the Angels Province, is Research Fellow on the Pontifical Faculty of St. Bonaventure, Rome and a Visiting Scholar, at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), each in Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Master of Arts (M.A.), Theology/Theological Studies, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), and a Master of Theology.
Fr. Ondrako is also the author of Rebuild My Church: Peter Damian Fehlner’s Appropriation and Development of the Ecclesiology and Mariology of Vatican II (Lectio Publishing, 2021). Remembering Forward is published as a full-color electronic book, available on either (Apple) iTunes or (Amazon) Kindle. See details »