Read­ing Time: 3 minutes Intro­duc­tion Accord­ing to the litur­gic­al arrange­ment of the Cath­ol­ic Church, Sunday read­ings for Cycle C are nor­mally taken from the Gos­pel accord­ing to Luke. How­ever, the Gos­pel read­ings for the Paschal sea­son are taken from the Gos­pel accord­ing to John. Why? Prob­ably, John has a bet­ter doc­u­ment­a­tion of the post-resur­­rec­­tion account.  This Sunday Gos­pel is one of the post-Resur­­rec­­tion appear­ances repor­ted by John. In the Gos­pel accord­ing to John, we read that the first to wit­ness the appear­ance of Jesus is Mary of Mag­dala, followed…

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Read­ing Time: 2 minutes Intro­duc­tion Once more, happy feast of the resur­rec­tion of Jesus! I hope you are still enjoy­ing the bless­ings and grace of the resur­rec­tion? As the psalm­ist says, it is the Lord’s mak­ing. It is mar­vel­lous in our eyes. Cer­tainly, the Jews regret­ted their action, see­ing the out­come of the cru­ci­fix­ion of Jesus. If they knew what would have been the after­math of their plot to kill Jesus, I sup­pose they would have thought twice (cf. Acts 3:17). In his second volume, Luke provides us with…

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Read­ing Time: 2 minutes Intro­duc­tion The resur­rec­tion of Jesus Christ is the most sig­ni­fic­ant event in human his­tory.  Chris­tian­ity is based on the resur­rec­tion of Jesus.  Jesus Christ was resur­rec­ted after his cru­ci­fix­ion on the cross.  Every man, woman or child must make a choice as to wheth­er they believe that or not.  If Jesus was just a good mor­al man and did not rise from the dead (as some believe and teach) then he was not the Son of God. As Paul says if Christ has not been…

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Read­ing Time: 2 minutes Intro­duc­tion After the Len­ten peri­od, fol­lows the Palm Sunday (also called Pas­sion Sunday) that marks the begin­ning of the Holy Week. The Palm/Passion Sunday is the first day of the Holy Week. Fol­low­ing the Gos­pel account accord­ing to Luke, the fol­low­ing were act­ively and con­vin­cingly involved in the betray­al of Jesus: a) The pion­eer betray­ers: the chief priests (Greek: archiere­is), the scribes/teachers of the law (Greek: gram­mateis), the cap­tains or officers of the temple, and the eld­ers (Greek: pres­b­uteroi), cf. Luke 22:2.4.52. They are betray­ers because…

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Read­ing Time: 3 minutes Intro­duc­tion This Sunday is the last Sunday of Lent, and the Church presents to us a beau­ti­ful pas­sage from the Gos­pel accord­ing to John. It is a story that clearly mani­fests the say­ing of Jesus found in Mat­thew 7:3 why do you see the speck of saw­dust in your brother’s eye while you do not notice, see or pay atten­tion to the plank in your own eye?” Last Sunday, we saw how the young­er son of the man in the par­able came to his senses…

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