Category Archives: Scriptural and Liturgical Commentary

Love Your Enemies…

Today, on the Second Sunday of Luke, we hear Jesus’ challenging words about loving our enemies. He starts by saying that we should treat others as we would wish to be treated. This so-called “Golden Rule” is found in various … Continue reading

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The Fear of God

Today we hear Saint Luke’s account of the miraculous catch of fish. The disciples had been fishing all night, but had caught nothing. However, when Jesus instructed them to “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for … Continue reading

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Whoever Loses their Life will Save it

Today, on the Sunday after the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we hear Jesus’ challenging words about cross in our own lives. By His victory over death on the Cross, Jesus Christ has conquered death and has … Continue reading

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The Son of Man Must be Lifted Up

Today, on the Sunday before the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we hear Jesus’ words to Nicodemus, who had come to ask Him about salvation. And at the heart of this salvation that Jesus Christ came to … Continue reading

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Forgiving from the Heart

Today, on the eleventh Sunday of Matthew, Jesus continues to teach us what life is like in the Kingdom of God. In a challenging parable on forgiveness, He tells us about a servant who was forgiven a large debt by … Continue reading

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Faith as a Mustard Seed

Today, on the tenth Sunday of Matthew, we hear the account of the healing of an epileptic boy. This incident occurs just after the Transfiguration of the Lord on Mount Tabor, and is particularly concerned with the power of faith … Continue reading

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Lord, Save Me!

Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of how Jesus Christ came to His disciples, walking across the water when they were caught in a storm while crossing the lake in a boat. Moreover, we see how the Apostle Peter asked … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life

Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and see how Jesus Christ satisfies the deepest hunger of those who seek Him. The crowds had followed Jesus into the wilderness where He had taken … Continue reading

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Have Mercy on Us, Son of David

Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of another healing miracle of Jesus Christ. In today’s Gospel we are told of two blind men who came to Jesus asking to be healed. This is followed by an account of a dumb … Continue reading

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My Lord and My God!

Today, the first Sunday after Pascha, is known as Thomas Sunday, for we hear how Jesus Christ appeared to the Apostle Thomas and strengthened his faith. Saint John tells us that Jesus Christ had appeared to the Apostles after the … Continue reading

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