Browsing the March 2019 archive of Fr. James Marshall Weekly Blog

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 »