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Mary, the Woman of the Proto-Evangelium
Wednesday, 8 Dec, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Mary, the Woman of the Proto-Evangelium

On a literal level, the promise can be understood as the description of the kind of existence the serpent will have with the seed of the woman: he and his offsprings will be in constant war with all humankind. Human beings will try to exterminate them, while they will defend themselves by biting the heels of those who try to crush their heads.

The White Garment and a Victory Dinner
Tuesday, 18 Nov, 2008 – 0:00 | No Comment
The White Garment and a Victory Dinner

Reading I: Revelation 3:1-6,14-22
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 15:2-3,5
Gospel Reading:  Luke 19:1-10


The selection from the cover letters to Sardis and Laodicea are now presented.  The selection from the letter to Laodicea is well-known, especially because of the …

The Bathe of Rebirth and the Christian in the World
Wednesday, 12 Nov, 2008 – 21:59 | No Comment
The Bathe of Rebirth and the Christian in the World

Reading I: Titus 3:1-7
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 23:1-3,5-6
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:11-19

It is interesting how the Christian’s baptism empowers him to be a leaven for society.  Note how 2:11-14 and 3:4-7 on the one hand and 2:14c …

Great God and Savior
Monday, 10 Nov, 2008 – 0:00 | No Comment
Great God and Savior

Reading I: Titus 1:1-9
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 24:1-2,5-6
Gospel Reading:  Luke 17:1-6

The Letters to Timothy and Titus are transition points in the history of the early church for here we find Paul the apostle …

Ready for Battle
Thursday, 30 Oct, 2008 – 0:00 | One Comment
Ready for Battle

Reading I: Ephesians 6:10-20
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 144:1,9-10
Gospel Reading:  Luke 13:31-35

Ephesians 6:10-20 is one of those passages we are reminded in the rite of confirmation when the bishop tells us that by the …

Let your light shine…
Monday, 22 Sep, 2008 – 0:07 | No Comment
Let your light shine…

Reading I: Proverbs 3:27-34
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 15:1-3
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:16-18

No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed;  rather, he places it on a lampstand so that …

The Seeds of Eternal Life
Saturday, 20 Sep, 2008 – 0:35 | No Comment
The Seeds of Eternal Life

Reading I: 1 Corinthians 15:35-37,42-49
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 56:1-14
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:4-15

Paul writes:
What you sow is not brought to life unless it dies.
And what you sow is not the body that is to bebut a bare …