Monthly Archives: March 2015

Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 13:21-33.36-38. Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, «Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.» The disciples looked at one another, … Continue reading

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You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 12:1-11. Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus … Continue reading

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See, your king shall come to you, meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 14:1-72.15:1-47. Commentary Attributed to Saint Ephrem of Salamis (? – 403), Bishop 1st Homily for the Feast of Palms “See, your king shall come to you, meek, and riding on an … Continue reading

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It is better that one man should die instead of the people

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 11:45-56. Many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what Jesus had done began to believe in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told … Continue reading

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CHALLENGES FACING THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY: COMMUNICATING THE VISION OF GOD TO YOUTHS IN AFRICA

INTRODUCTION The challenges facing the Christian family today are many and the following is an attempt to “redefine” marriage and family for a better understanding and practice. From the redefinition of marriage to adultery and divorce, polygamy and incest, free … Continue reading

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Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, You are gods’ ?

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 10:31-42. The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone … Continue reading

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Abraham rejoiced to see my day

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 8:51-59. Jesus said to the Jews: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.” (So) the Jews said to him, “Now we are sure that … Continue reading

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My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 1:26-38. The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the … Continue reading

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When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 8:21-30. Jesus said to the Pharisees: “I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come.” So … Continue reading

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Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 8:1-11. Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat … Continue reading

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