The Gospel of the Day – 2016.02.21 (Sunday) The Transfiguration of Christ Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up the mountain to pray. As he prayed, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became brilliant as lightning. Suddenly there were two men there talking to […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 9:28-36 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2016.01.24 (Sunday) Purpose and Witness Seeing that many others have undertaken to draw up accounts of the events that have taken place among us, exactly as these were handed down to us by those who from the outset were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, I in […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2015.12.27 (Sunday) Propaganda Every year the parents of Jesus used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 2: 41 – 52"
The Gospel of the Day – 2015.12.06 (Sunday) The Historical Witness? In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the lands of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrach of Abilene, during the pontificate of Annas and Caiaphas the word of […]Read more "A Homily – Luke 3:1 – 6"
The Gospel of the Day – 2015.11.29 (Sunday) The End of Days? Jesus said to his disciples: ‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the clamour of the ocean and its waves; men dying of fear as they await what menaces the world, for […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36"
The Gospel of the Day – 2015.11.22 (Sunday) Christ the King? ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked. Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others spoken to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of John 18: 33 – 37"
In his teaching Jesus said, ‘Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes, to be greeted obsequiously in the market squares, to take the front seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at banquets; these are the men who swallow the property of widows, while making a show of […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Mark 12: 38 – 44"