Reflections

Gospel Reflection for Sunday February 2, 2020

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen (بإسم الآب والإبن والروح القدس إلهٍ واحد آمين). In the gospel lesson of St. Luke 2:22-40 we hear of the parents of Jesus bringing Him to the temple to be blessed because it was the custom of the Jewish [...]

Gospel Reflection for Sunday January 26, 2020

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen (بإسم الآب والإبن والروح القدس إلهٍ واحد آمين). In the gospel lesson of St. Luke 19: 2-10, we learn about a small man who is a tax collector named Zacchaeus (Zacchaeus’s name means “the pure and the innocent one”). [...]

Gospel Reflection for Sunday January 19, 2020

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen (بإسم الآب والإبن والروح القدس إلهٍ واحد آمين). In this gospel lesson of St. Luke 17:12-19 we hear of the 10 leopards that were cleansed. In verse 12, St. Luke tells us these leopards “stood at a distance”. The [...]

Gospel Reflection for Sunday January 12, 2020

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen (بإسم الآب والإبن والروح القدس إلهٍ واحد آمين). In this gospel lesson of St. Matthew 4:12-17 we hear of Jesus leaving Nazareth after learning about St. John the Baptist being in prison. He eventually goes to Galilee and continues [...]

Gospel Reflection for Sunday January 5, 2020

In this gospel lesson of St. Mark 1:1-8, also known as the Sunday before the Theophany of Christ. We hear of St. John the Baptist baptizing in the wilderness, St. Mark mentions in verse 1, beginning of course meaning Jesus Christ baptism and the start of His earthly ministry which includes St. John paving the [...]

Gospel Reflection for Sunday December 29, 2019

In this gospel lesson of St. Matthew 2:13-23 is often referred or known as the gospel of the Fight in to Egypt or Refuge in Egypt, when Joseph took the holy family into Egypt after being warned by the angel of the Lord that the Christ child was in danger of being killed by Herod’s [...]

Gospel Reflection for Sunday December 22, 2019

Gospel Reflection for Sunday December 22, 2019 Sunday before the nativity of Christ (The Genealogy) In this gospel lesson of St. Matthew 1:1-25 which is the gospel of the book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The meaning of Jesus is, “Oh Lord Save” making reference to Jesus as Lord or Savior. The meaning of [...]

Gospel Reflection for Sunday December 15, 2019

In this gospel lesson of St. Luke 14:16-24 the banquet pertains to God’s kingdom especially pertaining to Jesus’s work and eventually about the church. We hear of multiple excuses why the invited guests cannot come to the banquet. Regarding Gods kingdom (or banquet) in this parable which translates to including the Kingdom filled with undesirables [...]

Gospel Reflection for Sunday December 8, 2019

In this gospel lesson of St. Luke 13:10-17 we hear of the lord teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. Whereby Jesus sees a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for 18 years and could not stand straight. Our Lord who is compassionate calls her to him and says to her “Woman [...]