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THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/16/19

EVENING MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER

We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. In whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered. Galatians 6:14

The celebration of the paschal mystery, the center and summit of the history of salvation, ... Read More »

PALM SUNDAY

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/08/19

PALM SUNDAY

Once again Saint Cyril of Alexandria is making an appearance on this blog and since we already know something about him and his history I would like to share with you his antidote for pride. Something he struggled with mightily.

St. Cyril of Alexandra: If the poison of pride ... Read More »

Abby Johnson Straight Talk

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/04/19

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/01/19

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

The reflection for this Sunday comes from an Easter letter by Saint Athanasius (297?-373). Athanasius served as the bishop of Alexandria in Egypt. He governed so effectively in a time of troubles that we must reckon him as one of the church’s finest leaders. He ... Read More »

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/25/19

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

This week’s contribution is from Saint John Chrysostom (c. 347-407). We already know something about Saint John since we read his reflection just a few weeks ago for the First Sunday of Lent. We know that he was born in Antioch and that he was ... Read More »

Repent and Return to the Lord

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/23/19

Let us pray dear brothers and sisters that we will turn to the Lord and beg for his mercy. This video will, I hope, help you to meditate on the mystery of God's grace which calls us to a true conversion of heart or metanoia which is a Greek word that means clean ... Read More »

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/18/19

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

For the third Sunday of Lent our commentary comes from Saint Augustine (354-430). Our Saint was born in Africa and educated there as well. His early years were spent acquiring worldly fame and fortune and giving himself over to sinful pleasure, which caused his mother ... Read More »

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/11/19

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

The gospel commentary for the Second Sunday of Lent comes from Saint Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444). Saint Cyril succeeded his uncle Theophilus as patriarch in 412. Until 428 the pen of this brilliant theologian was employed in exegesis and polemics against the Arians; after ... Read More »

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/08/19

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

For the First Sunday of Lent we have one of the great Fathers of the Eastern Church, Saint John Chrysostom (c.347-407). Our saint was born at Antioch and studied under Diodore of Tarsus, the leader of the Antiochene school of theology. After a period of ... Read More »

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 2/25/19

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

This week, the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, we read from a commentary by Saint Cyril of Alexandria. Cyril (d. 444) succeeded his uncle Theophilus as patriarch in 412. Until 428 the pen of this brilliant theologian was employed in exegesis and polemics ... Read More »