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CONCERNING RELIGIOUS FORMALISM

Read­ing Time: 2 minutes Intro­duc­tion “This Sunday Gos­pel read­ing is taken from the Gos­pel accord­ing to John. This Gos­pel will accom­pany us until the 21st Sunday of the year. This means and implies the Gos­pel accord­ing to Mark, the cur­rent Gos­pel for the Litur­gic­al Year (B) will be inter­rup­ted, to be taken up again from the 22nd Sunday of the year. The reas­on is that although Mark (6:35–44) con­tains the same epis­ode as in John 6:1–15, the entire chapter six of John dwells on the body and blood of…

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MESSAGE OF ETERNAL LIFE

Read­ing Time: 2 minutes Intro­duc­tion ‎From Jesus the liv­ing bread to Jesus the mes­sage of etern­al life. Gradu­ally, the circle is clos­ing in. The sheep is slowly being sep­ar­ated from the goat. Judg­ment is gradu­ally being delivered. It is pro­gress­ively becom­ing clear why dif­fer­ent people fol­lowed and keeps fol­low­ing Jesus. Everything Jesus has said con­cern­ing his being the bread of life; the liv­ing bread; eat­ing the flesh of the Son of Man and drink­ing his blood; hav­ing etern­al life and being raised from the dead on the last day,…

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ON ASSUMPTION

Read­ing Time: 4 minutes Intro­duc­tion Accord­ing to the litur­gic­al arrange­ment of the Cath­ol­ic Church, every August 15 is the feast of the assump­tion. And what is the feast of assump­tion non-Cath­ol­ics might ask? Accord­ing to the beliefs and teach­ings of the Cath­ol­ic Church, East­ern Ortho­dox Churches, Ori­ent­al Ortho­dox churches, Church of the East, some Luther­an churches and oth­ers, the feast or solem­nity of the Assump­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary is the bod­ily tak­ing up of Mary, the moth­er of Jesus, into Heav­en at the end of her earthly…

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THE LIVING BREAD

Read­ing Time: 2 minutes Intro­duc­tion  The hatred on Jesus is gradu­ally gain­ing momentum. The Jews are com­plain­ing and mur­mur­ing. Their reas­ons include the fol­low­ing words of Jesus: “I am the bread that came down from heaven”;“No one can come to me unless the Fath­er who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day” (John 6:44);“I am the bread of life” (John 6:48).“I am the liv­ing bread that came down from heav­en. If any­one eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread that…

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