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Tag Archive for ‘Resurrection’

The Actions of the Trinity in Us

Let us consider ourselves, and the actions of the Trinity in us, from the beginning of the world until the end. Let us see how that Majesty upon whom lie both the administration and the governance of the ages has been concerned not to lose us forever. Indeed he had made all things mightily, and […]

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The more important questions

How do we know what the most important questions are?  Well I would think they are the concerns we have after all other queries have been dealt with to some level of satisfaction.  Once we have a job, house over our heads, food to eat, clothes to wear and our loved ones are safe, what […]

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The Savior has raised His own body

Both from the confession of the evil spirits and from the daily witness of His works, it is manifest, then, and let none presume to doubt it, that the Savior has raised His own body, and that He is very Son of God, having His being from God as from a Father, Whose Word and […]

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Psalm 19(18): God Creator creates brilliance of Sun

1. The sun, with its increasing brilliance in the heavens, the splendour of its light, the beneficial warmth of its rays, has captivated humanity from the outset. In many ways human beings have shown their gratitude for this source of life and well-being, with an enthusiasm that often reaches the peaks of true poetry. The […]

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Deeper into hope

Deeper into hope Christ Jesus body lay in darkness, surrounded by the cold  and nothingness of death.  Its grip hard and heavy; seeking to bring Jesus into death’s kingdom, the cessation of hope, love, warmth and true life, is death’s scepter, despair all it has to offer.  So now it is a period of waiting, […]

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The Cross had asked the questions; the Resurrection had answered them.

The supreme instance of all history that the voice of the people is not necessarily the voice of God, was the moment when a mob passed beneath a cross,flinging at the helpless figure there upon it the blistering sneer of the ages: “He trusted in God; let him now deliver him” (Matthew 27:43).   Two […]

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Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord

1. “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord…. Hosanna in the highest!” (Mk 11:9-10). These acclamations of the crowd gathered in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover accompany the entry of Christ and the Apostles into the holy city. Jesus enters Jerusalem mounted on a colt, according to the words of […]

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A trusting abandonment to Christ

. . .God has revealed that his love for man, for each one of us, is boundless: on the Cross, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God made man, shows us in the clearest possible way how far this love reaches, even to the gift of himself, even to the supreme sacrifice. With the mystery […]

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Psalm 110(109): Sit at my right hand!

1. We have just listened to one of the most famous Psalms in Christian history. Indeed, Psalm 110[109], which the Liturgy of Vespers presents to us every Sunday, is cited frequently in the New Testament. Verses 1 and 4 in particular are applied to Christ in the wake of the ancient Judaic tradition that has […]

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WWJD: What was Jesus doing?

A clergy friend of mine remarked the other day that he found it difficult to preach during the Easter season – the excitement of the big day is past, he said, but the Lord has not yet ascended, and the Spirit has not yet come. For these 40 days until the Ascension, Jesus just keeps […]

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