Friday, 13 January 2012

Friday the Thirteenth

Dear Bishop, what significance, if any, does Friday the 13th hold for you? Many thanks and God Bless. Pauline Wright

In order of that day's importance for me, the Last Supper, a momentous historical moment for all Christians, witnessed a total of thirteen in attendance including, of course, Judas Iscariot whose betrayal led to Jesus Christ's act of Sacrifice in His crucifixion. Tradition says that Judas was the thirteeth to sit at the table and the first to leave. The day of the Crucixion was a Friday. Some believe it to have been Friday the thirteenth.

The founding of our religious order Ordo Sancti Graal was on Good Friday, April 1973, which happened to be Friday the thirteenth.

My television debut forty-two years ago was on a programme called Today (Thames TV) which was transmitted on Friday the thirteenth.

There the significance for me ends.

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