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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 13:31-33a, 34-35 (Acts 14:21-27; Ps. 145:8-9,10-11,12-13; Revelation 21:l-5a)  The general context of this gospel reading is the Last Supper. The specific context is a solemn statement that "one of you will betray me." Great consternation follows. The disci...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 10:27-30 (Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100:1-2,3-5; Revelation 7:9,14b, 17)   The very brief gospel reading of this Sunday is a sequel to and summary of the Parable of the Good Shepherd. Between the presentation of the parable and its summary John quotes vario...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 21:1-19 (Acts 5:27-32,40b-4; Ps. 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13; Revelation 5:11-14)   This Sunday's gospel includes most of John 21, which could be called the postscript to the rest of John's gospel. The primary purpose of the chapter is to justify the role of Simon...
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 20:19-31 (Acts 5:12-16; Ps. 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; Revelation 9:l-lla, 12-13,17-19)   The gospel reading of the Second Sunday of Easter includes the first and second post resurrection appearances of Jesus to his disciples. The first appearance takes place on...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD, CYCLE C LUKE 24:1-14 (Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps.l 18:1-2,16-17,22-23; 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8)   Why do we use the name "Easter" for the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus? The origin of this usage is obscure. St. Bede the Venerable, (die...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD, CYCLE C LUKE 22:14 - 23:56 (Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9; 17-18,19-20,23-24; Phil. 2:6-11)   There are four Passion Narratives. Each expresses the theology of the author. There are considerable differences among them. Mark's Passion Narrative is thought t...
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fifth Sunday of lent

Fifth Sunday of lent FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT, CYCLE C JOHN 8:1-11 (Isaiah 43:1-21; Psalm 126:1-6; Philippians 3:8-14)   On the fifth Sunday of Lent, the cycle of readings from the Gospel of Luke takes a detour through the Gospel of John. The story of the woman caught in adultery with its theme of repentance and forgi...
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT, CYCLE C LUKE 15:1-3,11-32 (Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; Psalm 34:2-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21)   The fifteenth chapter of Luke's gospel is the Lost and Found section of his gospel. A major theme of Luke's theology is repentance and forgiveness. The three stories or parables that co...
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Third Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT, CYCLE C LUKE 13:1-9 (Exodus3:l-8a, 13-15; Psalm 103;1-4,6-8,11; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12)   Jesus is engaged in his Galilean ministry of teaching and healing. Bystanders told him that some of their fellow Galileans had recently been in Jerusalem, where Pontius Pilate, a...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Second Sunday of Lent

Second Sunday of Lent SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT, CYCLE C LUKE 9:28b-36 (Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18;; Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 13-14; Philippians 3:17-4:1)   The Liturgy places the story of the transfiguration of Jesus on the Second Sunday of the Lenten season. Perhaps at one time this placement was intended as a beacon of hope for...
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Thursday, February 18, 2016