The Deacon's Bench

There is a remarkable mini-industry that has sprung up on YouTube: home-made music videos crafted from Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” Clearly, this film has resonated with people, and moved them to create something deeply personal from that interpretation of the life of Christ. The video below is an example: a beautiful meditation on Jesus’s admonition to “do this in remembrance of me.”

It is a theme that is central to the celebration of the Eucharist — which we honor in a special way Thursday night, at the Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Here’s one vision of what that means, set to “Remember Me” by Josh Groban.

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