HOLY WEEK 2018
The Wounded Bridegroom seeks the Wounded Bride
Wounded and hurt by love, the Bridegroom – the Lord and King of Glory – seeks Mankind – the Bride – who has also been wounded and hurt by love. He invites her to co-exist next to Him in His Kingdom, a Kingdom that has no end. He will bear her sufferings, her pain, sorrows and concerns; He will sacrifice Himself for her so that they can remain together for eternity.
Seeing the love of the Bridegroom, the Bride will be crucified and will suffer with Him, but she will also be glorified with Him in His Kingdom. For, as St. Macarios the Egyptian says, it is not possible for one to find delight in wedlock, to find rest and reign with the King in vast eternity, if one does not pass through difficulties and does not walk the rough, narrow and difficult road which the King himself has traveled.